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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.

 

Signs of Execution

On the night of June 21, 2017, seven people died from drug-related deaths, adding to the more than 12,000 dead since President Duterte began his war on drugs in the Philippines.

Killers Haunt a Wake

A mother recounts the night her son was murdered and how the killers scared mourners from his wake.

A Brother's Death

A young woman mourns the death of a brother during the Duterte administration's war on drugs.

October 25, 2013

Congo's Children

Kem Knapp Sawyer, Jon Sawyer

Children in the DRC who have lost families, homes and schools prove to be resilient as well as vulnerable. Arts, sports and vocational training help them to re-connect and start life anew.

October 01, 2013

Nepal: Water Rights on the Koshi River

Steve Matzker, Jennifer Gonzalez

While Nepal’s hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging. Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez explore water rights issues in the region.

September 05, 2013

Rio de Janeiro on World Cup Watch

Jawad Wahabzada

With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, 170,000 Brazilian favela residents are scheduled to relocate. Losing their homes will mean losing their identity and their past.

August 13, 2013

On Drones, Fences and Future Wars

Yochi Dreazen

We think of drones as an exclusively American weapon, but they're not. Look at Israel's violent northern border, where Israel and Hezbollah are already using the flying robots against each other.

August 13, 2013

Syria’s Displaced: Regional Implications

Alisa Roth, Hugh Eakin

At least 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria. Most have taken refuge in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, where they are straining resources and raising concerns about regional stability.

July 24, 2013

Nigeria: U.S. Dollars and Dubious Results

Ameto Akpe

U.S. development projects target northern Nigeria where poverty, illiteracy and radical Islam shape economic and social realities, but the sustainability of these interventions is rarely discussed.

July 23, 2013

Afghanistan: On Its Own

Jeffrey E. Stern

Foreign troops are leaving Afghanistan. As the decade-long effort to secure the country draws to a close, how are Afghanistan’s most vulnerable communities preparing for the challenges that lie ahead?

July 14, 2013

Death Stalks Colombia's Unions

Stephen Franklin

As Colombia struggles to free itself from a vortex of violence, union members, human rights activists and others still feel threatened by criminal elements––and their own government.