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.
Image by Arjun Suri. India, 2013.
Launched October 14, 2013 Varsha Ramakrishnan
The tensions between India's patriarchal traditions and modernism can be seen in the struggle against dowry violence.
Image by Sharon Schmickle. Tanzania, 2013
Launched October 8, 2013 Sharon Schmickle, Samson Kamalamo
Roiling tensions underlie efforts to improve food security in Africa, often pulling at cross purposes on farmers, consumers and their countries.
Image by Steve Matzker. Nepal, 2013.
Launched October 1, 2013 Steven E. Matzker, Jennifer Gonzalez
While Nepal’s hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging. Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez explore water rights issues in the region.
Turkey Under Protest
Launched September 26, 2013 Jenna Krajeski
When protests flooded Turkey, they revealed deep problems. Police brutality, authoritarianism, and a fractured opposition moved from the margin to the spotlight. Today, what remains hidden?
Launched September 26, 2013 Amy Maxmen
Several African countries are preemptively treating children for malaria after trials found the measure drastically lowers deaths. Will on-the-ground results be as promising?
Launched September 26, 2013 Robin Wigglesworth
A swath of the Caribbean faces a bleak future as a deepening economic crisis leads to rising unemployment, crime and social distress.
Launched September 25, 2013 Allison Shelley, Allyn Gaestel
In the megalopolis of Lagos, Nigeria, abortion is legally restricted and contraception is hard to come by. What are the consequences for this city's exploding youth population?
Image by Adrian Fadil. West Bank, 2013.
Launched September 19, 2013 Adrian Fadil
In the face of Israeli control of West Bank water sources, land expropriation, and settler violence, Palestinian farmers must deploy innovative methods to sustain their lands – or lose them.
Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn
Launched September 13, 2013 Craig Welch, Steve Ringman
In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.
Launched September 12, 2013 Mellissa Fung
What will happen to the progress that’s been made in education and women’s rights in Afghanistan? It’s a legacy NGOs have spent millions building. And many Afghans worry it's what is most at risk.

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