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.
Cambodia: Sex Trade and Tourism
Launched September 10, 2013 Melisa Goss
From the streets of Phnom Penh to the rice fields of Cambodia, Melisa Goss explores what lies behind the sex trade and what is being done to prevent it, stop it, and restore those caught in its trap.
The Creative Chaos of Libya
Launched September 10, 2013 Nicolas Pelham
Despairing of the ability of their squabbling leaders and militiamen to reestablish the state, Libyans are busy reviving the country on their own.
Rio de Janeiro
Launched September 5, 2013 Jawad Wahabzada
With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, 170,000 Brazilian favela residents are scheduled to relocate. Losing their homes will mean losing their identity and their past.
Bangladesh: Fast Fashion Turns a Corner?
Launched September 3, 2013 Jason Motlagh
The Rana Plaza tragedy exposed the hidden cost of Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year export garment industry. Jason Motlagh returns to investigate the systemic problems that led to the deadly collapse.
Launched September 1, 2013 Jennifer Miller
For 10 years, Laura Spero has provided badly needed dental care for 18,000 Nepalis, with the financial help of her childhood hometown, Bethesda, Md. The program is growing, but can it survive?
Image by Lusha Chen. Myanmar, 2013.
Launched August 29, 2013 Lusha Chen
When a Burmese woman marries a Chinese man, she may give up basic human rights. Yet many Burmese women would rather remain stateless than return to Burma. To stay or leave, it is a story of survival.
Image by Justin Catanoso. Peru, 2013.
Launched August 27, 2013 Justin Catanoso
In the most biologically diverse place on earth, rising temperatures are causing trees and plants to adapt. Can they do so fast enough?
Image by Robin Hammond. Sierra Leone, 2013.
Launched August 23, 2013 Robin Hammond
The wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone have been over for a decade but the psychological scars linger. To be mentally ill in these countries is to be condemned.
Launched August 17, 2013 David E. Hoffman, Eben Harrell
Tunnels in a mountain in Kazakhstan once used to test Soviet nuclear weapons contained enough plutonium for terrorists to construct dozens of atomic bombs.
Image by Cpl. Zev Marmorstein via <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AFlickr_-_Israel_Defense_Forces_-_Skylark_Drone_Flight_Training_%284%29.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>. Israel, 2013.
Launched August 13, 2013 Yochi Dreazen
We think of drones as an exclusively American weapon, but they're not. Look at Israel's violent northern border, where Israel and Hezbollah are already using the flying robots against each other.
Image by Alisa Roth. Turkey, 2013.
Launched August 13, 2013 Alisa Roth, Hugh Eakin
At least 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria. Most have taken refuge in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, where they are straining resources and raising concerns about regional stability.
Launched August 12, 2013 Tom Hundley, Dan McCarey
From HIV/AIDS to malaria and tuberculosis, poor countries endure more than their share of health crises. Now they are stalked by a new nemesis on course to claim even more lives—highway fatalities.
Image by Eleanor Klibanoff. Nicaragua, 2013.
Launched August 10, 2013 Eleanor Klibanoff
In Nicaragua and El Salvador, a complete abortion ban has led to unsafe abortions and turned doctors into informants. The number of girls under 14 who give birth has increased by 48 percent.
Launched August 10, 2013 Henry Molski
For more than 300 years, Scotland has been a loyal member of the United Kingdom. But in the fall of 2014, Scots will vote on whether they want to become an independent nation.
Launched August 2, 2013 Luke Messac
While the debate over health user fees has been raging in international development circles for decades, in Malawi the issue has a longer history, combustible politics, and intense personal relevance.
Launched August 1, 2013 Kerstin Egenhofer
In Malawi, people are using a deceptively simple strategy to alleviate poverty: giving poor people money and letting them decide how to spend it.

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