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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.

 

Dividing Lines

The fight against militias that roam CAR's displaced persons camps and now persecute the very people they claim to protect.

Child Soldiers of South Sudan

In South Sudan there are still 19,000 children in armed forces, with boys trained to fight and girls taken as "wives."

The Stolen Generation

“You people will know your mistakes,” one boy was told. “You have come to where you will enjoy your life.”

Islam with Chinese Characteristics

China's Muslim minorities make up only two percent of the population, but comprise 20 million people. How do they relate to Islam, the state, the majority Han Chinese and one another?

Declining Violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

A multimedia project about the psychology of violence. The project follows Diego, a former gang member, on his personal journey of reconciliation and redemption in Ciudad Juarez.

The Healing

One of the under-reported stories of Syria's Civil War is the deliberate targeting of hospitals by bombers, and the efforts of Syrian-American doctors to help their devastated homeland.

Law and Order in Afghanistan

Pro-government militias are being lauded as a bulwark against rising insurgency, even while some stand accused of extrajudicial killings and running remote districts as fiefdoms.

The Last Days of Joseph Kony

The Lord's Resistance Army is in remission. Ugandan forces will soon be heading home. But a radio network tracking the rebel group's movements indicates Joseph Kony is mounting a comeback.

Yemen: Two Years of War

Two years of civil war have left Yemen battered, divided and facing famine. Iona Craig traces the impact of one of the world's most under-reported conflicts.

Environmental Martyrs

Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.

PTSD Nation

Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion, Afghanistan is in the grip of a mental health crisis that fuels an endless cycle of conflict. There are scant resources available to heal the collective trauma.

Tracking Boko Haram: On the Trail of Terror

Jason Motlagh reports on the battle against Boko Haram guerrillas, the aftermath of their reign and the underlying social and economic factors that fueled their rise.

The Move on Mosul

This year, a force comprised of Iraqi soldiers, Iranian-backed militias, Kurdish peshmerga, and Sunni police will attempt to retake Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, from the Islamic State, or ISIS.

Can Iran and the U.S. Negotiate?

Students will analyze both sides of the mistrust between Iran and the US and will create their own informed opinions of the nuclear negotiations.

Libya After Liberation

Students will debate what policy Italy should implement when dealing with the migrants from Libya after their role in overthrowing Gaddafi.

Making a Movement

Students will (1) discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using social media and other forms of communication to bolster a movement and (2) create and present a text that promotes an issue.

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