October 10, 2012 /
Paul Salopek
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.
Local farmers load the cotton onto the Sofitex containers at the collection center, near Boro. Image by Jost Franko. Burkina Faso, 2015.
December 23, 2016 / Untold Stories
Jošt Franko
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.
Feminists protest sexual violence in Kyiv, Ukraine. Image by Misha Friedman. Ukraine, 2016.
November 16, 2016 / The Odessa Review
Sophie Pinkham
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.
The Flame Towers in downtown Baku. Image by Francisco Anzola via Creative Commons. Azerbaijan, 2015.
October 3, 2016 / The Guardian
Joshua Kucera
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.
August 30, 2016
Jon Sawyer
Reforming Ukraine's health system, cleaning up fashion's supply chain, and seeking relief from sanctions in this week's newsletter.
Leen Issa
August 28, 2016 / Women's Refugee Commission
Jodi Hilton
Refugee women and girls are in urgent need of protection as they seek safety in Turkey, Greece and in destination countries in Western Europe.
Maria Ivanova, one of 500 women that now make up Kyiv police. Image by Misha Friedman. Ukraine, 2015.
August 23, 2016
Oliver Bullough
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.
A hospital in the Ukrainian town of Bar Vinnytsia
August 23, 2016 / The Guardian
Oliver Bullough
A British company hired to buy medicines for Ukraine’s health ministry has succeeded in cutting prices by up to a quarter.
NATO training
July 27, 2016 / CQ Roll Call
Rachel Oswald
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...
Gabor Varadi in Miskolc, Hungary,
July 27, 2016 / Pacific Standard
Jeneen Interlandi
On the 2014 campaign trail in Miskolc, Hungary, where politicians who fought for the poor Roma community were poor themselves.
Scooters in Mezhyhirya Ukraine
July 26, 2016 / PRI's The World
Misha Friedman
The unusual things you'll see while touring the lavish estate of Ukraine's ex-president.
Mezhgorye club house
July 26, 2016 / PRI's The World
Julia Barton, Misha Friedman
Ukrainians vowed to turn their ex-president’s estate into a "Museum of Corruption." But it’s something else now.
Kiev arrest
July 25, 2016
Patrick Reilly
As America grapples with police reform, it's also funding a new force in Ukraine.