September 9, 2014 / The New York Review of Books
Richard Bernstein
Among the many recent stories concerning foreigners setting out to fight in Syria, the allegations about the Uighurs arrested in Thailand are the most curious.
August 22, 2014 /
Ty McCormick
Less than three years after independence, South Sudan collapsed into civil war. Thousands have died and famine looms on the horizon. Can rebel-leaders-turned-politicians lead the way to peace?
August 11, 2014 / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Meg Jones, Meghan Dhaliwal
Convoys in combat zones soon could include remotely controlled vehicles, which intrigues Wisconsin National Guard members helping to wind down the war in Afghanistan.
November 25, 2013 / Reuters
David Rohde
Critics say he's pompous, reckless, and a tilter at windmills. But his relentlessness may end up making him the most consequential secretary of state in years.
November 17, 2013 / Untold Stories
Devon Smith
"We’re still a divided society 15 years after the Good Friday Agreement," says Sammy Douglas, a Protestant politician from East Belfast.
Image by Devon Smith. Northern Ireland, 2013.
November 17, 2013
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 6, 2013 / PBS NewsHour
Jon Sawyer
Gwen Ifill talks with Jon Sawyer about the end of an armed rebellion in eastern Congo--and what it means for the security overall of that long-troubled region.
November 4, 2013
Tom Hundley
Setting aside a dismal record of failure, incompetence and indifference, UN peacekeeping troops and the Democratic Republic of Congo's army seem to have finally joined forces to protect civilians.
October 31, 2013 / PBS NewsHour
Jon Sawyer
Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the longest-running conflict in Africa. But after decades of battles and more than five million deaths, UN peacekeeping forces are bolstered by a new mandate.
October 30, 2013 / Untold Stories
Jon Sawyer
“We must come here with some will, to take some risks, to take some action.” Excerpts from a Pulitzer Center interview with the UN’s military commander in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Peacekeepers: The Congo Case
October 30, 2013
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.
October 30, 2013 / Untold Stories
Jon Sawyer, Kenny Katombe
In the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is ground zero for one of the world's deadliest, most persistent conflicts. Portraits of some of the players in a long struggle for peace.
October 29, 2013
Mark Schulte, Paul Salopek
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