Launched February 19, 2013 Gregory Gilderman, Misha Friedman
The Russian Federation confronts two devastating epidemics: widespread heroin abuse and HIV/AIDS. It appears to be losing the battle against both.
Launched February 11, 2013 Callum Macrae, Zoe Sale
While the world looked away as many as 70 thousand civilians lost their lives, most at the hands of government shelling. This is the story of the final bloody weeks of the Sri Lankan civil war.
Launched January 31, 2013 Kassondra Cloos, Rachel Southmayd
Farm workers at Organoponico Vivero Alamar, an organic, sustainable farm in Cuba can earn more than government employees. This project explores what other countries can learn from Cuba's model.
Launched January 23, 2013 David Rochkind, Jens Erik Gould
The Garifuna have historically been forgotten in Honduras and currently face one of the highest HIV rates in the Western Hemisphere. Traditional music and dance help raise awareness.
Launched January 2, 2013 Matthieu Aikins
Ten years of the US-led war in Afghanistan has drastically transformed Pakistan’s trucking industry. Matthieu Aikins explores how NATO’s supply lines have brought the borderlands to the big city.
Launched December 30, 2012 Beenish Ahmed
Pakistan is home to more out-of-school children than almost any country in the world. And there's more than just the Taliban keeping the country’s young people from an education.
Launched December 29, 2012 Dimiter Kenarov, Steve Sapienza
Shale gas is an energy phenomenon not just in a broad swath of the United States but in places like eastern Europe, too. In both regions there is a tangled mix of hopes, hype, and concern.
Launched December 21, 2012 Kathleen E. McLaughlin
Today China focuses much of its foreign aid on healthcare in the developing world. It has achieved some success but also brought problems.
Launched December 18, 2012 Jason Berry
Cardinals in Rome ordered two investigations of American nuns. Is this a modern-day Inquisition? Jason Berry explores the forces behind this inner struggle of the church on both sides of the Atlantic.
Launched December 17, 2012 Louie Palu
Louie Palu explores the U.S.-Mexico border where violence runs rampant: What does it look like? How has the immigration policy evolved? And what are the economic and security issues?
Launched December 14, 2012 Samantha Thornton
Nearly 20 years since the end of apartheid, discrimination in South Africa has a new form. Healthcare inequality has taken the place of forced segregation in rural and urban townships.
Launched December 12, 2012 Allison Shelley, Allyn Gaestel
In rural western Nepal, many women are sent to live in animal sheds while they are menstruating. This ingrained cultural practice, called chaupadi, can wreak unintended havoc on their health.
Launched December 6, 2012 Mike De Sisti, John Schmid
Faced with the devastating twin threats of digital and China, can a critical Wisconsin industry survive?
Launched December 4, 2012 Reese Erlich
While opposition activists in Bahrain have continued their protests for almost two years in mostly Shia neighborhoods, they are now back in the streets of central Manama.
Launched November 26, 2012 Steve Sapienza, Jason Motlagh
Profitable as it is for multi-national companies, palm oil is extracted at a heavy social and environmental cost, making it one of the most controversial commodities in the world.
Launched November 12, 2012 Alia Malek
As Syrian Armenians flee their country’s violence to begin new lives in Armenia – a homeland they have never known – the high stakes of the unraveling of Syria come into clearer focus.
Launched November 6, 2012 Larry C. Price
Tiny children and teens toil in the gold mines of the Philippines. It is very risky business, sometimes deadly. But child labor is growing as families rush to exploit the worldwide craze for gold.
Launched October 30, 2012 Gary Knight, Jeff Howe
The geopolitics of Southeast Asia are shifting rapidly and China's influence can be seen in the shipping routes along the Mekong--and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.
Launched October 21, 2012 Céline Rouzet
Is Exxon Mobil's natural gas project a heaven-sent opportunity to boost Papua New Guinea’s GDP, or a threat to the 60,000 people who can claim "customary ownership" of the land that will be affected?
Launched October 16, 2012 Sara Miller Llana, Peter Ford
Traditional exporters of migrants have become importers, turning the old paradigm on its head. The recent "brain gain" has presented new opportunities – and challenges – for Brazil, China and others.
Launched October 10, 2012 Paul Salopek
As Paul Salopek journeys around the world on foot, he will follow the migration pathways of our ancestors who walked out of Africa 50,000 years ago.
Launched October 2, 2012 Mujib Mashal
Trans-boundary water tensions with Iran and Pakistan cast a shadow on the development of Afghanistan's mainly agricultural economy.
Launched September 26, 2012 William Wheeler
Europe’s economic crisis has become intertwined with disturbing anti-democratic trends and the rise of extremist politics. Bill Wheeler looks at the fallout in Hungary and Greece.
Launched September 20, 2012 Jason Motlagh, Steve Sapienza
America's appetite for inexpensive shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand.