Launched June 16, 2015 Sarah A. Topol
As war rages in Ukraine, what do the country's post-Soviet dueling identities mean for its future?
Launched June 12, 2015 Daniella Zalcman
For at-risk LGBT asylum seekers from former British protectorates, the UK is an ideal and obvious destination. But what happens when the British government won't allow them to stay?
Launched June 11, 2015 Zach Hollo
For slum communities in Visakhapatnam, a city on India's southeast coast, Cyclone Hudhud brought not only thrashing winds and torrential rain, but also lingering debt to private moneylenders.
Launched June 8, 2015 Matt Black
The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project that combines geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of poverty in the US.
Launched June 7, 2015 Claire Elizabeth Felter
The WHO estimates over 370,000 lives are lost each year to drowning. And while water is an undeniable part of culture in Zanzibar, Tanzania, lack of knowledge about aquatic survival is commonplace.
Launched June 6, 2015 Steve Sapienza
When Cambodia closed its brothels a successful government-run HIV prevention program collapsed, and a new health crisis emerged.
Launched June 4, 2015 Heather Pringle, Andrew Lawler
Some of the world’s last isolated tribes are poised to make contact with the outside world as illegal loggers, miners, cocaine traffickers and others penetrate their territory.
Launched May 29, 2015 Emily Feldman
ISIS fighters executed and enslaved thousands of ethnic Yazidis in northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 in what the UN calls a likely genocide. A year later, a look at the community trying to heal.
Launched May 28, 2015 Benedict Moran
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific, and the epidemic is being described as a national disaster.
Launched May 26, 2015 Dan Zak
Seven decades ago the Marshall Islands felt what nuclear war would be like. This century they're grappling with the legacy of U.S. bomb tests—while staring down a new threat driven by climate change.
Launched May 21, 2015 Sim Chi Yin
China’s deadly mining accidents hit the international news headlines frequently. But the country's top occupational disease, pneumoconiosis, kills three times as many miners each year.
Image by Daniel Grossman.
Launched May 13, 2015 Dan Grossman
Why do many species of Amazon birds live at very specific elevations? A biologist comes up with a novel theory about how global warming might upset the natural order.
Launched May 11, 2015 Gaiutra Bahadur
A country populated by the descendants of African slaves and Indian indentured servants struggles to transcend a history of voting along racial lines.
Launched May 5, 2015 Chris Kraul
Nicaragua says a $50 billion interoceanic canal would give the country the economic boost it needs to escape grinding poverty. But environmentalists and scientists say the project is poorly planned.
Workers retrieve lunch satchels left hanging in trees outside of a Sae-A Trading Company factory building at the Caracol Industrial Park in the north of Haiti on April 14. Sae-A is the anchor tenant of the $300 million-park, employing about 5,000 workers—still far short of the 60,000 jobs originally projected by 2017. The Clintons were instrumental at nearly every step in its creation. Image by Allison Shelley. Haiti, 2014.
Launched May 5, 2015 Jonathan M. Katz, Allison Shelley
Bill and Hillary Clinton have wielded extraordinary influence in Haiti for decades, and particularly since the 2010 earthquake.
Image by Elizabeth Dickinson. Saudi Arabia, 2015.
Launched April 30, 2015 Elizabeth Dickinson
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been on the throne since January 2015, but already has signaled important shifts in the country’s internal governance and foreign policy.
Launched April 27, 2015 Julia Simon
In Nigeria, great fortunes often point back to the highest offices of government.
Launched April 27, 2015 Bridget Huber
Surgically-treatable conditions cause more death and disability than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, combined. Now, a group of doctors is pushing to put surgery on the global health agenda.
Image by Chris Arsenault. Mali, 2015.
Launched April 14, 2015 Chris Arsenault
In 2009, Libya bought 100,000 hectares of prime territory in Mali in what critics consider a "land grab". With both countries facing instability: who controls the farm land now?
Image by Beth Gardiner. Poland, 2015.
Launched April 13, 2015 Beth Gardiner
Poland gets 90 percent of its power and much of its heat by burning coal, one of the dirtiest of fuels. The consequences for Poles' health are severe, and one polluted city is now pushing back
Image by Michael Seamans. SIerra Leone, 2015.
Launched April 9, 2015 Matt Hongoltz-Hetling, Michael Seamans
Forced to choose between corrupt government clinics and faith healers, Sierra Leone's pregnant women and their infants are dying in record numbers. One doctor may have the solution.
Image by Juan Herrero. Rwanda, 2015.
Launched April 9, 2015 Tik Root, Juan Herrero
More than twenty years after a genocide, a look at the next generation of Rwandans and their place in a rapidly changing country.
Launched April 8, 2015 M. Sophia Newman
There's a method to stopping gun violence before it starts--and it has worked in seven countries. Can the method be modified to prevent sexual violence?
Image by Cameron Conaway. India, 2013.
Launched April 7, 2015 Cameron Conaway
India has declared 2015-2016 as Jal Kranti Varsh, or Water Revolution Year. What will this mean for the Ganges, the country’s most sacred and notoriously polluted river?