January 11, 2009 /
This Gateway provides compelling material related to the role of women in society and the impact of industrialization and international development on women, children, and families.
October 10, 2016 / Open Democracy
Matt Kennard
Colombians rejected the government’s peace deal with the FARC. But what, exactly, would peace have signified in a country which continues to suffer extreme levels of inequality?
October 5, 2016 /
Lauren Markham
Meet Lauren Markham, a journalist reporting from El Salvador for the Pulitzer Center and VQR Magazine about the mounting violence in the capital city and prospects of meaningful change.
Damage wreaked on Turkey's sovereign parliament, which received a direct hit from a rebel F-16 on the night of the coup. Image by Christopher de Bellaigue. Turkey, 2016.
October 4, 2016
Christopher de Bellaigue
Christopher de Bellaigue discusses his recent travels to Turkey to shed light on the degeneration of democracy not only in that country, but more widely.
October 3, 2016 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Lauren Markham
San Salvador’s upstart mayor, Nayib Bukele, has promised a new way forward for a city besieged by decades of violence. His biggest obstacle, however, may not be the city’s gangs, but the city’s idea...
The Flame Towers in downtown Baku. Image by Francisco Anzola via Creative Commons. Azerbaijan, 2015.
October 3, 2016 / The Guardian
Joshua Kucera
Former political prisoners say democratic shift—like the capital's flashy skyline—is merely cosmetic, with the economic crisis exposing the state’s true authoritarianism.
The remains of a large cargo ship marooned on the dried-out seabed of Lake Urmia. Image by Ako Salemi. Iran, 2016.
September 30, 2016 / Vox
Ako Salemi, Yochi Dreazen
One of Iran's best known lakes is disappearing. These photos show what's left behind as the waters recede.
Coca leaves drying in the Chapare, Bolivia. Image by Simon Tegel.  Bolivia, 2016.
September 21, 2016 / VICE News
Simeon Tegel
By legalizing coca- the key ingredient in cocaine--Bolivia has reduced crops and narco-conflict. But Washington disapproves.
A view of Baku Bay. Image by Alix Saz courtesy Creative Commons. Azerbaijan, 2015.
September 19, 2016 / PRI's The World
Joshua Kucera
Joshua Kucera explores the border between Europe and Asia, reporting here from Azerbaijan.
A National Police officer behind a riot shield is pushed backward by a crush of demonstrators during the March of the Empty Pots in Caracas in 2014, which coincided with International Women’s Day. Image by Natalie Keyssar. Venezuela, 2014.
September 18, 2016
Natalie Keyssar
Photojournalist Natalie Keyssar covers the ongoing situation in Venezuela, and some of the complexities of the story that defy simple explanations.
"We Are Europe" poster of Trump and Johnson kissing. Image by Amir Hassan. UK, 2016.
September 14, 2016 / Untold Stories
Amir Hassan
Traveling to Manchester, UK, to report on how Muslims are dealing with Islamophobia, Amir Hassan discovered a country reacting in shock to Brexit—news that Britain would leave the European Union.
African lion via public domain.
September 12, 2016 / ICIJ
Will Fitzgibbon, Alvaro Ortiz
Will Fitzgibbon and Álvaro Ortiz take you behind the scenes in the making of Continent of Secrets: Uncovering Africa's Offshore Empires.
Anti-coup protestors in Istanbul. Image courtesy of Maurice Flesier via Wikimedia Commons. Turkey, July, 2016.
September 11, 2016 / The New York Review of Books
Christopher de Bellaigue
July 15, when the supporters of President Erdogan foiled a coup attempt against him, may have been a turning point in Turkish history, opening the way to despotism but entrenching civilian rule.