Each week, thousands of men take a four-day rail journey from Tajikistan to Moscow in search of employment.
A labor migrant from Tajikistan used his earnings in Russia to make a movie about ants.
“You’re making compromises all the time because of the security issues. But this is why I did this update, because the idea was to bring attention to a story that right now people aren’t really paying attention to.” — Paula Bronstein
Grantee Kit R. Roane takes a look back at the relationships between U.S. and USSR scientists during the Cold War.
Three years ago, journalist Paul Salopek embarked on a decade-long walk around the world, He checks in with the PBS NewsHour to reflect on his journey thus far and what lies ahead.
The president of Tajikistan once called Mirzasho Akobirov the country's best orchard keeper. Now, Akobirov would like others in Tajikistan to follow his example, rather than migrate to Russia.
As young adult men leave for foreign employment opportunities, how is a Nepali village transforming? And how is the absence of young adult men affecting those who are left behind?
Ecologist Sergey Zimov has created Pleistocene Park, a 14,000-hectare experiment testing whether hairy beasts can bring back ancient grasslands and prevent carbon-rich permafrost from thawing.
A father-son team in Siberia wants to bring millions of animals to the tundra to preserve the permafrost, which has more than a trillion tons of carbon frozen in the soil.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a skillful political operator who guided his AK Party to victory in the recent elections. But at what cost to his country's fragile social fabric?
Paul Salopek brings PBS Newshour along on his "Out of Eden" journey along the ethnic fault lines of the southern Caucasus.
Paul Salopek makes a stop at one of the most important human migration sites outside of Africa. He is joined by PBS Newshour's Hari Sreenivasan.
From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.
Ongoing U.S.-Russia tensions around Ukraine have spilled over into the nuclear weapons realm, putting at risk decades of post-Cold War effort to foster nuclear predictability, stability, and safety.
Selahattin Demirtas guided his party to 59 seats in the Turkish general election of Nov. 1. He must now defend its peaceful message against the possibility of civil war.
The arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. This project explores how the soil in arctic regions explains past climate change, and how its forests may portend a challenging future.
Syrian and other international volunteers travel at their own expense to Syrian refugee neighborhoods to teach war-traumatized children that they are not "the lost generation" but future peace-makers.
Russia's government crackdown on the LGBT community is fueling an alarming increase in the AIDS epidemic in Russia. New infections increased by 10 percent in 2013.
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
Boston University student fellow Selin Thomas documents people on the margins as she tells stories of the Syrian conflict.
Few world cities match the speed of Istanbul’s urban transformation. As new mass housing projects, business districts and suspended bridges dot the city’s horizon, the urban poor are being displaced.
An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.
Global warming is happening faster around the Arctic Ocean than anywhere else. To adjust to this new climate, local communities must change the way they live and work – for better and for worse.
As a global debate rages over nuclear power's future as a safe and clean energy source, Russia is aggressively pursuing nuclear expansion at home and abroad.
Christopher de Bellaigue discusses his recent travels to Turkey to shed light on the degeneration of democracy not only in that country, but more widely.
Christopher de Bellaigue travels to Turkey to cover Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of the HDP, the main Kurdish party in Turkish politics, and explore his message of peace.
Gregory Gilderman has reported on heroin addiction in the United States, but found a far more desperate situation in Russia.
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.
Reporter Eve Conant visits the once-secret city of Obninsk, outside Moscow, where Russia is educating “nuclear newcomers” from Belarus, Turkey, Vietnam, Bangladesh and other countries.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stephen Franklin discusses reporting from Turkey, a country facing crises that range from internal political divisions to a massive influx of Syrian refugees on its borders.
Grantee Joshua Kucera talks about the new arms race among the five Caspian countries, the unprecedented militarization of this "sea of peace" and what's really behind it.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jenna Krajeski talks about how she became interested in the Kurdish "stone-throwing kids"--children imprisoned as adults under Turkey's harsh anti-terror laws.
Watch a video of New York City Lab School seniors using the Out of Eden Walk as inspiration for small-group exploration of Manhattan and other boroughs.
Boy Scout Nicholas Fahy walked with Paul Salopek for two days in Uzbekistan, the top prize in an essay contest conducted by the Pulitzer Center with the Philmont Scout Ranch.
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.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
The Ganges is dying under the weight of modern India.
On a skiff in remote Siberia scientists measure bubbles from a river in hopes of understanding how global waterways may be contributing to carbon emissions.
The arctic is facing a new threat: Fire. As the flames intensify, scientists want to know if fire will increase carbon emissions and accelerate global warming.
Reporter Eli Kintisch is put to the test on the Kolyma river.
A summer in Siberia means encountering new hazards.
The Crimean Peninsula’s annexation by Russia means a return to the shadows for LGBT people who now face public prosecution.
In the fight against AIDS marginalized communities are still being left behind. Business as usual will not end the epidemic.
We can now envision a post-AIDS world, but marginalized communities are still being left behind. In the global fight against AIDS, business as usual will not end the epidemic.