Publications

National Geographic

Roots of the Mali Crisis

Peter Gwin has spent months traveling throughout Mali and its neighboring countries since 2005. He explains how history and geography helped create the current crisis.

Lost Lords of the Sahara

Tuareg rebels have been fighting the Niger government, with some support from Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, for a share in the lucrative uranium mined on their lands.

Rains that Don't Wet

Rising temperatures and fluctuating weather conditions in Mongolia's countryside could be caused by global warming.

Holding Back the Gobi

Global warming is harming Mongolia's grasslands, which feed the livestock that directly support nearly half of the country's population.