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From democracies to authoritarian regimes, government policies can have life and death stakes for citizens. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Politics” feature reporting on elections, political corruption, systems of government and political conflict. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on politics.

 

January 03, 2017|

Speaking About China

Ian Johnson goes to a remote Chinese province to write about an unknown case of genocide in the Cultural Revolution, a case that helps broaden the scope of Mao-era killings.

February 10, 2017

Egypt's Deadly Infrastructure

Jahd Khalil

Egypt’s infrastructure has real life costs for its citizens, and requires targeted and accountable investment. Can the government make the right ones?

January 19, 2017

Afghan Peace Talks

May Jeong

The task of making peace in Afghanistan seem to have fallen on the shoulders of unlikely men. This is the story of their efforts to end the war in Afghanistan.

December 19, 2016

Mugabe's Last Days

Martin Fletcher

What will happen when Robert Mugabe's 36-year rule in Zimbabwe ends? Will life for millions of his oppressed, destitute countrymen get better—or even worse?

December 09, 2016

Philippines: The Execution Beat

Jason Motlagh

Thousands of people have been executed on the streets of the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his all-out war on drugs. But shooting his way out of the problem is taking a heavy toll.

November 01, 2016

Navigating the Death Penalty in Pakistan

Shakeeb Asrar, Urooj Kamran Azmi

To counter terrorism, the Pakistani government has started executing all those convicted of terrorism. But they have overlooked whether those convicted received a fair trial or not.

October 27, 2016

Corporate Armies

Matt Kennard, Claire Provost

A massive army has been built up around the world, not to fight traditional wars, but to protect corporate assets around the world.

September 09, 2016

Speaking About China

Ian Johnson, Sim Chi Yin

China's leading thinkers, activists, artists, and authors talk about the future of their country.

September 04, 2016

An Investigation into Turkey

Christopher de Bellaigue

The failed coup of July 15 brought Turks together to defeat an anti-democratic action by the military. But these events have left President Erdogan stronger—and more anti-Western—than ever.

August 09, 2016

The Office of Hope

Natalie Keyssar

In post-Chavez Venezuela, as an economic and political crisis threatens to plunge the country even deeper into chaos, daily life for many is a struggle for sustenance and safety.

July 15, 2016

A New Rail Line Across Kashmir

Maddy Crowell, Sara Hylton

India is building the first-ever railway to its "lost valley." What will it mean for Kashmir?

July 14, 2016

Venezuela on the Brink

Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico

With food shortages, collapsing health care, spiraling violence, political chaos and an economy in free-fall, Venezuelans of all types are living out the slow collapse of their country.