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Conflict takes many forms, from disagreements between different political parties to indigenous communities battling government and corporate interests to full-blown warfare. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Conflict” feature reporting that covers adversarial politics, war and peace. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on conflict.

 

Paula Bronstein on Afghanistan’s War Wounded

“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

Op-Docs: Afghanistan by Choice

For Afghans who are struggling with the question of whether to leave or stay in their country, the debate goes beyond wanting to improve their lives — it is about survival.

Greece: Ramadan for Refugees

The month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan began this week. In a camp of about 800, refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan celebrate with what little they have.

Ireland 1984

As Constance Markievicz put it in an essay in 1909: "Patriotism and nationalism and all great things are made up of much that is obvious and much that in the beginning is small."

December 03, 2007

Collateral Damage in the War on Terror: Somalia

David Case

In December 2006, Ethiopia toppled Somalia's Islamic government, opening up another active front in the War on Terror. The Bush administration provided the invading troops with intelligence and diplomatic support, in an attempt to capture or kill three senior al-Qaeda operatives thought to be living under the protection of...

September 02, 2007

Scars and Stripes: Liberian Youth After the War

Andre Lambertson, Naje Lataillade, Ruthie Ackerman

Reporter Ruthie Ackerman and photographer Andre Lambertson travel from Staten Island to Liberia, investigating the lives and struggles of Liberian youth after the 14-year civil war.

August 11, 2007

The Soybean Wars

Charles Lane

Paraguay is the fastest growing soybean producer in the world bringing untold riches to a very poor and corrupt country. The bean fields stretch far into the distance, consuming the horizon with waves of green leaves and a stink like dead animals from toxic agro-chemicals.

Towns have...

August 01, 2007

India: Conflicts Within

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.

July 09, 2007

Iraq: Death of a Nation? (revisited)

David Enders, Richard Rowley, Alaa Majeed

"Iraq: Death of a Nation" examines how the U.S. invasion and occupation created a multi-faceted civil war in which the U.S. is now actively arming multiple factions. Last summer, the project focused on how Iraq's refugee crisis was created by the invasion and the fighting that has followed. This...

June 13, 2007

Beyond the Law: Colombia's Embrace of Paramilitary Power

Carlos Villalon, Phillip Robertson

Journalist Phillip Robertson and videographer Carlos Villalon investigate the controversies swirling around America's most important Latin American ally and what they mean for the people of Colombia.

April 27, 2007

Vietnam: War's Lasting Legacy

Christie Aschwanden, George Lerner

More than three decades after the Vietnam War ended, the Vietnamese people continue to live with the consequences of Agent Orange, a defoliant that has come to symbolize the unintended consequences of warfare.

During the war, American forces sprayed nearly two million gallons of Agent Orange across...

April 16, 2007

Philippines: Mindanao's Frustrated Peace

Ryan Anson

Photojournalist Ryan Anson returns to Mindanao, southern Philippines to examine the pitfalls and successes of the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). His photographs also document how violent clan-based politics as well as the government's ongoing counterinsurgency campaign against the al-Qaeda linked Abu Sayyaf Group affect...

September 25, 2006

Caucasus in Context

Jon Sawyer

Pulitzer Center Director Jon Sawyer traveled to Russia and throughout the South Caucasus, reporting on a region marred by it's conflicted history and caught between East and West, North and South.

March 28, 2006

Rwanda: Human Conflict / Environmental Consequences

Jeffrey Barbee, Stephanie Hanes

Reporter Stephanie Hanes and photographer Jeffrey Barbee traveled around Rwanda to look at the lasting impact of choices made about the environment during conflict. The Rwandan genocide of 1994 left an estimated 800,000 people dead, and helped destabilized central Africa. In the face of this human catastrophe, few people...

March 02, 2006

Another Darfur

Christopher Milner

As the world watches Darfur to the West, government harassments in East Sudan have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes. Like their counterparts in Darfur, eastern rebels complain that successive governments in Khartoum have left their region under-developed, whilst exploiting its natural resources.

East Sudan is...

January 15, 2006

Our Choice Too: On the Edge in Darfur

Jon Sawyer

Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center executive director, traveled to Sudan in early 2006 to investigate the effectiveness of the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Darfur.

This Week in Review: Boy Finds Harmony in Juarez

Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on a clarinetist in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's free-market outlook, and Tariq Mir's dispatch about Salafism in Kashmir.

This Week in Review: The Children Left Behind

Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on the military coup in Mali's capital, Bamako and the feature on the families of China's migrant factory workers.