In the republic of Dagestan, a brutal separatist insurgency has long fought against the Russian state. Now, as many as 5,000 Dagestanis have left to fight for the Islamic State.
Nick Schifrin, a special correspondent at PBS NewsHour, discusses the new series, "Inside Putin's Russia" on Facebook Live.
For years, the Kremlin and the media it controls have waged a multifaceted disinformation campaign inside Russia and pointed at its perceived adversaries, including the U.S.
The new Russian identity is a combination of religion, old Russian traditions and rediscovered patriotism. It helps explain how today’s Russians think and how President Putin remains popular.
Despite having the largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela’s economy is in a freefall, necessities are scarce, and tens of thousands of residents flee across the border to Colombia.
Venezuelans face nationwide shortages of food at inflation prices, and children are suffering: child malnutrition is rising at an alarming rate.
Venezuela is in freefall after years of recession, inflation and a formidable food crisis, sparking protests. It’s pushed Venezuelans to take to the streets and force a government crackdown.
Rape has become a tool of war in South Sudan, wielded against women of rival tribes.
People in South Sudan are on the run from government troops, targeted because of their tribe amid a brutal civil war.
South Sudan is on the edge of collapse. Murderous raids on civilian communities are a favored tactic, and UN peacekeepers have been criticized for not doing more to stop them.
The government finally made a move against the Hazaribagh tanneries over the weekend.
Grantee Justin Kenny documents the tannery business in Bangladesh through this photo slideshow for PBS NewsHour.