June 26, 2012 /
Jason Motlagh, Steve Sapienza
After decades of isolation, Burma is taking fresh steps toward democracy. The West has strengthened diplomatic ties and trade, but familiar fault lines still threaten prospects for lasting stability.
October 12, 2011 /
David Enders
It has been more than eight years since the U.S. invaded Iraq and now the mission is coming to a close. What does the future hold for the people of Iraq?
Image by Roberto Lovato, El Salvador, 2011
March 22, 2011 /
Roberto Lovato
President Obama wants to put U.S.-Latin America relations on a new path. But his drug and security policies indicate that the more the U.S. stance toward the region changes, the more it stays the...
Image by Anna Badkhen, Afghanistan, 2011
March 8, 2011
Anna Badkhen
During the year that is supposed to determine Afghanistan’s future, Anna Badkhen gives readers a longer look at a deeply fissured nation that has endured war almost incessantly for millennia.
A woman in Sernovodsk, Chechnya, holds a picture of her brother, allegedly killed by Russian security forces in 2004. Image by Tom Parfitt, Chechnya, 2004.
February 16, 2011
Tom Parfitt
Ten years after the end of full scale war in Chechnya, a smoldering insurgency has spread to neighboring republics in the North Caucasus region of southern Russia.
Mbonih Ndele Mari was abducted by the LRA outside Niangara and left for dead by them after they cut off her lips and her ears. She is now in a hospital in Niangara. Her children are being looked after by family close by.
September 7, 2010
Joe Bavier, Marcus Bleasdale
Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, notorious for its use of child soldiers and sex slaves, has stalked Central Africa for decades. How has Kony evaded capture for so long?
March 3, 2010
Larisa Epatko, Fred de Sam Lazaro
An internationally brokered peace treaty in 2005 ended decades of civil war between the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum and the black African southern region.
August 29, 2009
Jason Maloney, Kira Kay
It has been 14 years since the Dayton Peace Accords, brokered at an Ohio Air Force base, ended the brutal civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
April 2, 2009
Maura R OConnor
Over the course of its 25-year conflict, Sri Lanka has been an island plagued by the abduction and disappearance of its citizens - some estimate tens of thousands.
March 1, 2009
Michael Kavanagh
The 2006 election in the Democratic Republic of Congo was supposed to usher in a new period of peace and stability for the beleaguered, exhausted Congolese people.
February 28, 2009
Christopher Milner, Susan Schulman
After six years of failed peace initiatives and continuing violence, displaced communities of Darfur are ready to fight.
August 1, 2007
Jason Motlagh
Today Maoist insurgents keen to exploit the state's enduring weaknesses stalk the Hindu heartland. They are waging their "people's war" in under-policed areas where conditions are most fertile.