After Ukraine's revolution, the west promised to help the Ukrainians regain the money stolen by their former rulers. It turned out to be rather harder than that.
Photographer Jost Franko follows the path of cotton in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Slovenia, where he finds farmers and textile workers who are often struggling—underpaid or mistreated.
Over the last several months, the Ukrainian taboo against speaking out against sexual violence has been broken. A landmark Kyiv protest calls attention to sexual violence in Ukraine.
Former political prisoners say democratic shift—like the capital's flashy skyline—is merely cosmetic, with the economic crisis exposing the state’s true authoritarianism.
Refugee women and girls are in urgent need of protection as they seek safety in Turkey, Greece and in destination countries in Western Europe.
A British company hired to buy medicines for Ukraine’s health ministry has succeeded in cutting prices by up to a quarter.
Reorienting the U.S. national security establishment to focusing on Russia after 25 years of focusing on other threats is easier said than done. And that has real implications in the event of a crisis
On the 2014 campaign trail in Miskolc, Hungary, where politicians who fought for the poor Roma community were poor themselves.
The unusual things you'll see while touring the lavish estate of Ukraine's ex-president.
Ukrainians vowed to turn their ex-president’s estate into a "Museum of Corruption." But it’s something else now.
HIV/AIDS compounds the difficulties faced by Ukraine's internally displaced.
In the final installment of their weeklong series on Eastern Europe for PBS NewsHour, Pulitzer Center grantees Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin report on U.S. and NATO troop buildup from Szczecin, Poland.
The Ukrainians who overthrew their president in 2014 were driven mainly by anger about corruption. It has proved harder to change the country's habits than its leaders.
From Estonian militias to separatist fighters in Ukraine, tensions between NATO and Russia are approaching Cold War levels.
Two years after Euromaidan, the Russian seizure of Crimea and conflicts in eastern Ukraine, a depressing new reality has sunk in for many displaced Ukrainians: they're not getting their old lives back.
Pollution sickens and kills millions of people worldwide each year. This project explores the most toxic places with a focus on causes, consequences and possible solutions.
An intimate profile of labor migrants making their way to Russia by train and bracing for—sometimes looking forward to—work and life in Moscow.
Cold War scientists once worried that a nuclear war could plunge the world into a deadly ice age. But why, three decades later, does Nuclear Winter still resonate?
A political party that grew out of Sarajevo's re-emerging post-war cultural scene is trying to help build a functional state in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
There are approximately 3 million individuals of Turkish descent living in Germany. Past studies have shown that they may not be afforded the same educational opportunities as ethnic Germans.
Ukraine's government is set to completely change many of the Soviet-style state institutions, but it has a short window of opportunity and the notoriously corrupt police force is its main priority.
As war rages in Ukraine, what do the country's post-Soviet dueling identities mean for its future?
A string of courtroom victories have promised to bring an end to school segregation for Roma students. But implementing those legal decisions has proven as difficult as changing cultural attitudes.
A look at the intended—and unintended effects—of democracy on Bulgaria, a nation still undergoing social and economic upheaval, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
CQ Roll Call foreign policy reporter Rachel Oswald discusses her summer 2015 Pulitzer Center reporting trip to Moscow where she focused on the breakdown in U.S.-Russia nuclear confidence.
Julia Barton and Misha Friedman traveled to Ukraine in May 2016 to report on the country's internally displaced people. The government has registered 1.7 million IDPs, but the true number could be higher.
On the front lines in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian soldiers face off against the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, the war is being fought like it was a century ago: in trenches.
Pulitzer Center grantee Elisabeth Zerofsky talks about her work in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and the Nasa Stranka political party.
What does it mean to be a Ukrainian? Journalist Sarah Topol spent five weeks in Ukraine looking for an answer.
Beth Gardiner discusses her reporting from Poland, a country with among the worst coal-driven health problems in Europe.
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, photojournalist Yana Paskova takes a look at the state of democracy in her home country, former Soviet satellite, Bulgaria.
Photographer Misha Friedman traveled to Crimea to find out how Russian annexation affected the vulnerable people there.
Dimiter Kenarov and Boryana Katsarova discuss their reporting from Ukraine in a post-referendum Crimea.
A national census in Bosnia in October 2013 may reveal an increasingly ethnic Bosnian population, but getting minorities to officially declare their often-stigmatized identities will be difficult.
Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.
Washington area students--from three-year olds to university undergrads--learned about critical global issues from Pulitzer Center photojournalists.
Artist George Butler takes over the Pulitzer Center Instagram account with his evocative illustrations of the refugee crisis.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Pulitzer Center journalists Misha Friedman, Jon Cohen and Amy Maxmen spoke to 425 people about their work featured in the e-book "To End AIDS" at different events in the San Francisco area last week.
Reforming Ukraine's health system, cleaning up fashion's supply chain, and seeking relief from sanctions in this week's newsletter.
As America grapples with police reform, it's also funding a new force in Ukraine.
This week's News Bite lesson explores Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin's four-part film series investigating the global impacts of growing tension in Eastern Europe.
Pulitzer Center grantees report from the front lines of the new Russia-NATO cold war.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Photojournalists and Pulitzer Center grantees Misha Friedman and Daniella Zalcman took part in panels at the third annual LGBTQ Conference at Harvard University.
Pulitzer Center interns Elana Dure and Seiler Smith look back over a year of Field Notes and compile some of their favorites.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
Can a post-war political party build a functional state in Bosnia?