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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.

 

Red Alert: Russia Looms Large as a Security Threat

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 crisis

April 24, 2008

Nepal: The Road to Peace

Jason Motlagh

In April 2008 Nepal turned a corner. More than 60 percent of eligible voters turned out for elections to choose a new government tasked with abolishing the monarchy and forging a stable republic after a decade-long insurgency that claimed over 13,000 lives. Despite pre-election violence and intimidation, international observers...

April 18, 2008

Sudan: War Child

Karim Chrobog

Two rounds of civil war have engulfed Sudan for the last half century, killing two million people and displacing four million others. A fragile peace agreement signed in 2005 that gave autonomy to the south for six years is currently keeping Khartoum from attacking again, but many predict that...

April 05, 2008

Ecuador: Jungle Tensions

Kelly Hearn

Chevron is accused of having dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic waste in Ecuador’s Amazonian rainforest, and local residents are determined to hold them accountable.

December 31, 2007

Refuge in Ruin: Returning to Nahr al-Bared

Don Duncan, William Wheeler

All year, a string of car bombs, assassinations and the encampment of anti-government protesters in downtown Beirut had elevated fears that Lebanon's deepening political crisis could ignite an all-out war. Then a fierce clash erupted May 20 that pitted the national army against a surprising foe: a little-known militant...

December 27, 2007

Terror in the Golden Land

Jacob Baynham

Repressed and mismanaged by a cadre of generals since 1962, Burma erupted last September in the country's largest pro-democracy demonstrations in two decades. But when government troops opened fire into crowds of monks and students and detained thousands in nighttime raids, fear sent people into hiding and swept defiance...

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...