Image by Brandice Camara. Guinea, 2013.
Launched February 11, 2014 Brandice Camara
In Guinea, routine prenatal care is the exception, not the rule. As a result, it has some of the world's highest rates of maternal and infant death.
Image by Chris Berdik. Cambodia, 2013.
Launched February 11, 2014 Chris Berdik, Steve Sapienza
For centuries, the flood pulse of this lake has fed a nation and nurtured incredible biodiversity. With a changing climate and scores of dams planned upstream on the Mekong, can it survive?
Image by Adrianne Haney. Ecuador, 2014.
Launched February 4, 2014 Kate Riley, Adrianne Haney
Since the implementation of a new constitution in 2008, Ecuador has put more emphasis on the development of higher education. Yet the country's secondary schools are leaving many students unprepared.
Image by Misha Friedman. Russia, 2013.
Launched January 11, 2014 Misha Friedman
With homophobic rhetoric now legitimized by federal law, being gay in Russia can be extremely dangerous.
Reinventing China’s Emptying Countryside. Image by Leah Thompson. China, 2013.
Launched January 10, 2014 Yunfan Sun, Leah Thompson
As China rapidly urbanizes, many villages—and their distinct cultural heritage and folk traditions—disappear daily. Two urban Chinese artists go back to the land in search of meaning in modern China.
Launched December 31, 2013 Mattathias Schwartz
One of the world's least-governed regions is caught between South American drug traffickers and the D.E.A.
Atlas of Pentecostalism
Launched December 27, 2013 Bregtje van der Haak, Richard Vijgen
An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.
Unwanted and Unprotected: Widows in India
Launched December 26, 2013 Amy Toensing, Jessica Benko
Widows in India are shunned as bad luck and can lose their status and ability to support themselves. Young widows with children are especially vulnerable to violence and sexual exploitation.
Image by Rijasolo. Madagascar, 2013.
Launched December 19, 2013 Aaron Ross, Rijasolo
What happens to an aid-dependent country when the tap suddenly runs dry? Since a 2009 coup, Madagascar has been an unfortunate case study.
A Saudi employee helps a customer at a dress shop in Al Faisaliah Mall. Image by Kate Brooks. Saudi Arabia, 2013.
Launched December 16, 2013 Katherine Zoepf, Kate Brooks
An emerging class of female retail workers is raising new questions about the direction of the Saudi women’s movement.
Image by Roshan Nebhrajani/Medill News Service, via Wikimedia Commons. Washington DC, 2011.
Launched November 25, 2013 David Rohde
David Rohde, prize winning reporter and Pulitzer Center board member, covers foreign affairs extensively in his books and as a Reuters columnist. Follow his reporting, commentary, and public events.
Launched November 25, 2013 Dominic Bracco II, Jeremy Relph
"Honduras: Aqui Vivimos" ("Honduras: We Live Here") explores the social conditions—abject poverty, corruption, political disillusionment, and gang culture—that have made Honduras a violent country.
Launched November 22, 2013 Reese Erlich
Many experts thought Assad would be out of power by now. But the initial popular uprising has devolved into religious and ethnic strife. Assad is seen by some as the best hope for stability.
Launched November 17, 2013 Anup Kaphle
A special election in Nepal fuels hope for an end to years of gridlock but thousands of Nepalis are voting with their feet—leaving the country in pursuit of better opportunities.
Image by Devon Smith. Northern Ireland, 2013.
Launched November 17, 2013 Devon Smith
It has been 15 years since the end of Northern Ireland's Troubles yet in Belfast, a city carved by "Peace Walls," the tension is still palpable.
Sex Work and Sexual Exploitation in Brazil
Launched November 14, 2013 Lauren Wilks
Prostitution is not illegal in Brazil. Yet a campaign to “clean-up” the country’s image ahead of the World Cup is rendering those working in Brazil’s sex industry increasingly vulnerable.
Launched November 11, 2013 Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Jon Lowenstein
Four decades after the military overthrew Chile’s democratically-elected government, the past remains a vital force in the country. A look at elections, memory and reform in this wounded nation.
Image by Sean Gallagher. India, 2013.
Launched November 6, 2013 Sean Gallagher
Pollution in India is a hidden problem with catastrophic consequences affecting rural and urban areas. Chromium contamination, lead pollution and pesticide poisoning have left a toxic trail.
Launched November 6, 2013 Anna Nemtsova, Brendan Hoffman
Monotowns, Russian cities dependent on dying industries, face an even more uncertain future now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organization.
Powering Up Brazil
Launched October 31, 2013 Juan Forero
How can you provide power for a country of 200 million people? This series examines Brazil's energy needs as one of the biggest economic players.
Peacekeepers: The Congo Case
Launched October 30, 2013 Jon Sawyer, Kenny Katombe
UN enforcement of "responsibility to protect" has too often focused more on protecting UN troops than civilian populations. In eastern Congo UN military leaders are talking—and taking—a tougher line.
Launched October 25, 2013 Kem Knapp Sawyer, Jon Sawyer
Children in the DRC who have lost families, homes and schools prove to be resilient as well as vulnerable. Arts, sports and vocational training help them to re-connect and start life anew.
Reasons and Effects of the Increase of Non-communicable Diseases (NCD’s) in India
Launched October 25, 2013 Martina Merten
Non-communicable diseases cause 63 percent of deaths worldwide. In India, diabetes, heart attacks and cancer are on the rise across all strata of society.
Launched October 16, 2013 Jim Wickens
A brutal and illegal practice takes place far off the coast of Peru--the secret slaughter of thousands of dolphins for use as bait in the lucrative long-line shark fisheries.