For decades, China ignored the civil war raging on its border in Myanmar's Kachin State. But recently, it has become involved in the peace process leading observers to ask what it really wants.
Women workers on Indonesia's oil palm plantations face significant health risks.
Laziness. Drunkenness. Financial irresponsibility. It's the poverty narrative everywhere. And everywhere it's part of the problem.
The government finally made a move against the Hazaribagh tanneries over the weekend.
How Myanmar's oil palm industry can contribute to an illegal, multi-billion dollar seafood industry.
Ako Salemi photographs Iran's dramatically changing climate for Time's Lightbox.
The Maldives government hopes a new "green tax" on the booming tourism industry may help save the country's disappearing beaches.
Grantee Justin Kenny documents the tannery business in Bangladesh through this photo slideshow for PBS NewsHour.
Many workers In Bangladesh leather tanneries don’t know the danger they face.
The islands' first democratically elected president is planning a return home, but home may not be welcoming.
The Indonesian resort island of Batam has become a hotspot for Southeast Asian Salafis, who practice a fundamentalist form of Sunni Islam with roots in Saudi Arabia.
In the first installment of the Food Security podcast, grantee Roger Thurow interviews grantee Lisa Palmer about her project, Hot, Hungry Planet.
As Myanmar emerges from half a century of isolation to join the globalized world, Doug Bock Clark and Corey Pattison will report on the forces struggling to shape the country's future.
Each winter hundreds of thousands of Indians migrate north to man the world's second largest brick industry. They're promised opportunity, but many are bonded into debt.
As conversations about climate change gather steam in the Maldives, many question whether the government is taking serious concerns that businesses can no longer protect visitors from rising seas.
Why, despite growing vastly richer and steadily more powerful over the last generation, has China remained frustrated in its goal of bringing Hong Kong and Taiwan under its unquestioned authority?
This global reporting project on urbanization in the developing world examines how three major countries—China, India, and Mexico—are dealing with a similar challenge in their own unique ways.
Mental illnesses take a huge toll on people in low and middle income countries, yet they're virtually ignored by most governments and aid agencies. That's starting to change.
A new president is elected in the Philippines on a promise that he will crack down on drugs, dealers and users. Thousands of poor people have already been killed.
The task of making peace in Afghanistan seem to have fallen on the shoulders of unlikely men. This is the story of their efforts to end the war in Afghanistan.
Singapore is a prosperous country in Asia and migrant workers have played an important role in its success, but at what cost?
Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?
From cotton farms in Burkina Faso to sweatshops in Bangladesh and Romania, a story of the real costs of our globalized economy.
Thousands of people have been executed on the streets of the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his all-out war on drugs. But shooting his way out of the problem is taking a heavy toll.
Journalist Sophie Pinkham discusses her reporting on AIDS activism in eastern Ukraine and how the war and take-over by pro-Russian separatists have affected HIV treatment and policy.
Kai Schultz reports from the Maldives on its transition to democracy, the misappropriation of tourist taxes, safety at resorts, and the growing fear of Islamic radicalization.
200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.
Grantee Justin Kenny discusses his reporting on Bangladesh tanneries.
Joshua Kucera traveled along the conventional border between Europe and Asia, from Istanbul's Bosphorus to the Russian Arctic—reporting on the people who live between East and West.
Xyza Bacani discusses her story on migrant workers who run away from their employers in Singapore and the power imbalance between agencies, employers and migrants that encourages exploitation.
President Trump is inheriting a war in Afghanistan that is entering its 16th year. Why are we still there and who are some of the actors trying to end the conflict?
Palm oil has been condemned for rampant deforestation in Southeast Asia. How can the world produce more of it in a more sustainable manner? Journalist Wudan Yan investigated in Fall 2016.
James Fenton discusses reporting on President Duterte's violent war on drugs in the Philippines. The number of casualties in a 7-month period reached 7,000 following the president's election.
I went to India to examine the country’s efforts to build a more resilient food system in the face of climate change.
How can we help agriculture help us?
Persephone Miel Fellow Ako Salemi discusses his project on climate change in Iran.
What does it take to address mental illnesses? See what some folks in India are doing.
Amy Toensing visited Guilford College to present her Pulitzer Center-supported project, "A World of Widows."
Pulitzer Center Student Fellows are chosen as three regional winners and one finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
Xyza Bacani was recognized by the Alexia Foundation for her reporting on migrant workers in Singapore.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Grantee Ian Johnson just published a book, "The Souls of China," on the return of religion after Mao's death.
Cynthia Gorney discussed her Pulitzer Center-supported National Geographic project, "For Widows, Life After Loss" at the University of Texas at Austin.
This week: China loses patience with sacrificing control, Chinese migrants in Singapore, and child soldiers in South Sudan; what will happen with recent Trump administration aid cuts.
Ian Johnson receives the Shorenstein Journalism Award.
This week: the debate behind increasing palm oil production, Africa enlists drones in the fight against poaching, and the deadly cost of environmental activism.
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