January 11, 2009 /
This Gateway provides compelling material related to the role of women in society and the impact of industrialization and international development on women, children, and families.
A technician records data on seeds germinated in a lab at ICARDA's facility in Lebanon. Image by Jacob Russell. Lebanon, 2016.
October 19, 2016 /
Jennifer Duggan, Jacob Russell
A research center is rebuilding their seed collection in Lebanon after fleeing Aleppo in Syria. Their collection is of vital importance for global food security in a changing climate.
 ICARDA associate scientist Ali Shehadeh tried to negotiate with rebel groups to maintain ICARDA's seed collection in Syria after the war broke out. Image by Jacob Russell. Lebanon, 2016.
October 18, 2016 / takepart
Jennifer Duggan
Scientists with a critical agricultural research organization are among the 11 million people forced to flee Syria's conflict. They took heroic steps to save resources vital for global food security.
Still from video. Iraq, 2016.
October 10, 2016 / PBS NewsHour
Jane Ferguson
An hour west of Baghdad, Fallujah used to be a thriving population center. Two years ago, it was overtaken by the Islamic State. The Iraqi army regained control of the city in June but now faces...
October 10, 2016 / Open Democracy
Matt Kennard
Colombians rejected the government’s peace deal with the FARC. But what, exactly, would peace have signified in a country which continues to suffer extreme levels of inequality?
Fallujah city. Iraq, 2016. Image by Jane Ferguson.
October 5, 2016
Jane Ferguson
At a critical time in Iraq’s history, Jane Ferguson examines the military forces involved in the battle for Mosul, the role of Iran-based militias and the status of Fallujah post-ISIS.
Damage wreaked on Turkey's sovereign parliament, which received a direct hit from a rebel F-16 on the night of the coup. Image by Christopher de Bellaigue. Turkey, 2016.
October 4, 2016
Christopher de Bellaigue
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.
October 3, 2016 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Lauren Markham
San Salvador’s upstart mayor, Nayib Bukele, has promised a new way forward for a city besieged by decades of violence. His biggest obstacle, however, may not be the city’s gangs, but the city’s idea...
October 3, 2016 / PBS NewsHour
Jane Ferguson
Two years ago, Islamic State troops stormed Mosul, Iraq. Today the city is the militant group’s last remaining urban base in the country, but Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S. and others, are...
Refugees were evacuated to camps like this one, in Larisa, Greece. It is located on a fenced gravel lot dotted with tents, off the side of a divided highway lined by fields the color of sand, over three-hours drive from Athens in one of the hottest, driest parts of the country. More than 800 Afghans and Syrians were deposited here, in the middle of nowhere, by government busses, with no information on why or for how long. Image by Frederick Atax. Greece, 2016.
October 1, 2016
Sonia Shah
Tens of thousands of people fleeing bombs and beheadings are trapped in squalid refugee camps and ad hoc settlements across Greece. Will the country's tattered health system be able to prevent an...
Many young Kashmiris are subscribing to the Salafist strain of Islam, a stricter and more puritanical faith than the mystical Sufism that is indigenous to the region. Image by Tariq Mir. Kashmir, 2011.
September 28, 2016 / Boston Review
Tariq Mir
In the name of fighting radical Islam, Indian troops have gone to war with civilian protests in Kashmir.
Refugees and migrants head north through Hungary toward Austria in September 2015. Image by Joachim Seidler. Hungary, 2015.
September 27, 2016 / Latterly
Laura Kasinof
How confusion about a policy led 1.5 million asylum seekers to Germany — many of whom won’t be allowed to stay.
A National Police officer behind a riot shield is pushed backward by a crush of demonstrators during the March of the Empty Pots in Caracas in 2014, which coincided with International Women’s Day. Image by Natalie Keyssar. Venezuela, 2014.
September 18, 2016
Natalie Keyssar
Photojournalist Natalie Keyssar covers the ongoing situation in Venezuela, and some of the complexities of the story that defy simple explanations.