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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.

 

On the Ground with the Last Nazi Hunters

Kinstler traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ludwigsburg, Germany, to observe the work of Central Office prosecutors, who scour archives in the pursuit of sorely belated justice.

Germany: The Last Nazi Hunters

Since 1958, a handful of German government prosecutors have sought to bring members of the Third Reich to trial. But the world’s biggest cold-case investigation will soon be shut down

April 18, 2014

Blue Sky Days

Tomas van Houtryve

A drone's-eye view of America reveals the changing nature of war, privacy, and government transparency.

April 14, 2014

Liberia: Building a Mental Health Infrastructure

Jim Burress

Years after the end of brutal, decades-long civil war, Liberia has little in terms of a mental health infrastructure. But the need is great, and progress is painstakingly slow

March 24, 2014

The Gangs of Karachi

Matthieu Aikins

Karachi is the world’s most violent city, with about 2,000 murders in 2013 as a result of its virulent gang politics. The city’s gangsters are openly linked to Pakistan’s national parties.

March 11, 2014

Russ Feingold in the Congo

Stuart A. Reid

For two decades, the eastern Congo has been ravaged by civil war. Can a former U.S. senator help bring peace?

March 06, 2014

Ukraine: Crimea Under Siege

Dimiter Kenarov, Boryana Katsarova

Edging to the brink of civil war, Crimea has turned into a geopolitical crisis, perhaps the gravest threat to peace in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

February 12, 2014

Rwanda: We Are the Past

Tomaso Clavarino

Today in Rwanda, the 1994 genocide is part of the past, but the country's thousands of maimed amputees are living reminders of the brutal horror.

November 25, 2013

Honduras: "Aqui Vivimos"

Dominic Bracco II, Jeremy Relph

"Honduras: Aqui Vivimos" ("Honduras: We Live Here") explores the social conditions—abject poverty, corruption, political disillusionment, and gang culture—that have made Honduras a violent country.

November 22, 2013

How Assad Hangs On

Reese Erlich

Many experts thought Assad would be out of power by now. But the initial popular uprising has devolved into religious and ethnic strife. Assad is seen by some as the best hope for stability.

November 17, 2013

Belfast: A City Divided

Devon Smith

It has been 15 years since the end of Northern Ireland's Troubles yet in Belfast, a city carved by "Peace Walls," the tension is still palpable.

November 11, 2013

Enduring Rifts: Chile 40 Years After the Pinochet Coup

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Jon Lowenstein

Four decades after the military overthrew Chile’s democratically-elected government, the past remains a vital force in the country. A look at elections, memory and reform in this wounded nation.

October 30, 2013

Peacekeepers: The Congo Case

Jon Sawyer, Kenny Katombe

UN enforcement of "responsibility to protect" has too often focused more on protecting UN troops than civilian populations. In eastern Congo UN military leaders are talking—and taking—a tougher line.