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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.

 

The Truth About Iran

Iran is undergoing a serious economic crisis. In response, mostly young workers held large protests early this year. Reese Erlich reports on the discontent and its implications for US-Iran relations.

July 08, 2018

The Enduring Allure of Mexico's Zapatistas

Jared Olson

An army of campesinos armed with little but words, a social movement, and a radical democratic project buried deep in the Mexican jungle: The Zapatistas defy easy categorization. This is their story.

July 05, 2018

Detained, Deported, Deserted

Sylvia Varnham O’Regan

New Zealanders make up the largest group of people inside Australian detention centers, and hundreds have been deported in recent years—an issue that’s causing mounting social and political tensions.

April 16, 2018

Hands Across the Hills

Richie Davis

Can a “liberal” New England college community and a “conservative” coal-mining Kentucky county’s heartfelt search for common ground point the way toward healing the nation’s deep divisions?

March 22, 2018

Mugabe's Last Days—And What Comes Next

Joshua Hammer

Robert Mugabe's downfall after 37 years in power left beleaguered Zimbabweans euphoric, but the rise of Emmanuel Mnangagwa, aka The Crocodile, suggests that the rejoicing might be premature.

February 15, 2018

The Tech Libertarians Buying New Zealand

Mark O’Connell

Silicon Valley billionaires have been buying up New Zealand land, gaining citizenship and influencing immigration policy. Why are they so drawn to the place, and what is the ideology behind it all?

February 12, 2018

People 4 Trump

Max Toomey, Sarah Bellingham

Feeling abandoned and disenfranchised, a group of previously apolitical voters in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, wages a grassroots campaign for the only man they feel can save them.

December 15, 2017

Inter(Nation)al

Isaac Kestenbaum, Allison Herrera, Josephine Holtzman

Inter(Nation)al ​explores current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S. Government and Native Nations. These treaties bind all of us—legally and culturally.

December 14, 2017

Border Fence Land Grab

Julián Aguilar, Kiah Collier, Jay Root

Donald Trump's promised border wall will involve taking land from hundreds of people. An earlier land grab to build border fencing was rushed, sloppy, and gave landowners wildly differing payments.

Meet the Journalist: Reese Erlich

President Trump has said he will tear up the Iranian nuclear accord. What do ordinary Iranians think of this and other Trump policies? Journalist Reese Erlich produced this video in Tehran.

Meet the Journalist: Yepoka Yeebo

For over a decade, there existed a fake U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. When the news broke, there were more questions than answers and some officials are convinced it didn't happen.

Meet the Journalist: Peter Gwin

How does a country fail? Peter Gwin spent three years traveling to the Central African Republic to look at how a rebellion destroyed the nation and what's happened to its wealth of resources.

This Week: Family Divided at the Border

This week: reunification dreams stall due to continuing crisis along the border, Cape Town's water issues run deep, and Bhopal's 34-year-old environmental disaster still plagues residents.

This Week: The U.S.-Mexico Border: A View from Above

This week: Trump's plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico is still in question, a growing alliance between Russia and the Central African Republic threaten the U.S.'s influence in the region, and see the highlights of the Pulitzer Center's recent conference weekend.