January 25, 2016 / Untold Stories
Luke Mogelson, Moises Saman
Imprisoned Yazidis escape ISIS-controlled territories by way of smugglers or the web of safe houses in Syria and Iraq.
January 22, 2016 /
Seiler Smith
Jeffrey Stern, former Pulitzer Center grantee, publishes his first book about an Afghanistan minority—and the problems they encounter as the U.S. troops pull out.
A young boy walks with a bicycle past Syrian army soldiers in the city of Harasta, 9 km north of Damascus. Photo courtesy of Freedom House flickr. Syria, 2012.
January 19, 2016 /
Tom Hundley
In this week's newsletter, James Harkin reports about the condition of the oppressed gay community in Syria.
January 12, 2016 / The New Yorker
Luke Mogelson, Moises Saman
On the border of ISIS territory, Iraqi civilians fight for their survival.
Travelers examine a most wanted poster featuring Boko Haram suspects at an airport near the Nigerian capital. Image by Jason Motlagh. November 2015.
January 12, 2016
Jason Motlagh
Jason Motlagh reports on the battle against Boko Haram guerrillas, the aftermath of their reign and the underlying social and economic factors that fueled their rise.
Makhmour, Iraq. November 19, 2015. Sunni fighters who oppose the Islamic State take up formation along the front line near the ISIS-controlled village of Haj Ali, south of Mosul. Image by Moises Saman. Iraq, 2015.
January 11, 2016
Luke Mogelson, Moises Saman
This year, a force comprised of Iraqi soldiers, Iranian-backed militias, Kurdish peshmerga, and Sunni police will attempt to retake Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, from the Islamic State, or ISIS.
Garissa University Principal Ahmed Osman Warfa has overseen the university through its opening, the Al Shabab attack that killed 148 people on campus last year, and now its reopening after being shuttered for 10 months. He calls the university a "lifeline" for the marginalized region. Image by Will Swanson. Kenya, 2015.
January 11, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor
Ariel Zirulnick, Will Swanson
Garissa University was intended to bring opportunity to long-marginalized northern Kenya when it opened in 2011. Its reopening after Al Shabab's 2015 attack provides a second chance to get it right.
Image by Will Swanson. Kenya, 2015.
December 23, 2015
Ariel Zirulnick, Will Swanson
Al Shabab targeted non-Somali Kenyans in the northeast, sending them fleeing to safer parts of Kenya. Now the region must stand on its own.
November 24, 2015 / The Intercept
Jeanne Carstensen
Syrian refugees on Lesbos head to Europe in search of "peace and security."
November 17, 2015 / The Takeaway
Jeanne Carstensen
Growing anti-immigrant sentiment in the wake of the Paris attacks could put stress on the Greek island of Lesbos, where 3,000 refugees arrive each day.
November 2, 2015
Akela Lacy, Emily Feldman
Pulitzer Center grantee speaks on the global effects of the international refugee crisis given her perspective as a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey.
October 30, 2015
Matthieu Aikins
Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, is home to a virulent breed of gangster politics.
September 21, 2015 / Elle
Lauren Gelfond Feldinger
Teaching peace—a week with volunteers on Syria's border.

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