The corruption and cruelty of Iraq’s response to suspected jihadis and their families seem likely to lead to the resurgence of the terror group.
Partition in Iraq rests on Orientalist ideas—and overlooks what many Iraqis, minorities included, say they want.
Some officials are acting based on sectarian motives, and not according to the laws of the state.
One year after the liberation of Mosul, distrust, fear, and a paralyzing sense of insecurity plague the country’s religious and ethnic minorities.
On Facebook and in the cafés of decimated Mosul, some Iraqis envision a country free from political Islam.
Iraq’s courts have rushed to convict thousands of ISIS fighters. This is one family’s struggle for fairness, truth, and reconciliation.
Refugees who fled to Malaysia battle deteriorating mental health, traumatized by death threats, war zones, and disability.
In December, Haider al-Abadi declared victory over ISIS. But with Iranian militias still empowered and tensions with the Kurds high, challenges to peace remain.
For one Yazidi refugee family in France, “home” is just as much about people as place.
In a 2016 offensive to take Mosul back from ISIS, the U.S. and Iran fought on the same side without ever publicly acknowledging it. What does that bode for the future?
In 2014, when most U.S. ground forces were gone and Iraqi forces were too weak, the threat of ISIS in Iraq spawned the PMF, a government-sanctioned militia that was armed, funded and trained by Iran, America's long-time foe.
During the rule of Saddam Hussein, few Iranians dared to make the religious pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq. But the toppling of Saddam has drawn millions of worshippers back, revealing Iran's powerful influence there.
ISIS fighters executed and enslaved thousands of ethnic Yazidis in northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 in what the UN calls a likely genocide. A year later, a look at the community trying to heal.
How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.
Today Iraq is consumed by sectarian fighting, but in the north the legacy of the US-led war is progress. Iraqi Kurdistan has autonomy, security, and oil. But what is Kurdistan beyond "the other Iraq"?
Iraq's Kurds are in business while Turkey and its own Kurdish population are at war. Will success in Iraqi Kurdistan ease tension in Turkey, or will it break an ethnic bond?
It has been more than eight years since the U.S. invaded Iraq and now the mission is coming to a close. What does the future hold for the people of Iraq?
American forces are withdrawing from Iraq, bringing a painful chapter in the history of both countries to a close while raising new questions about the shape of post-U.S. Iraq.
The Iraqi elections of 2010 played out against a backdrop of reduced but continuing violence, unresolved issues of governance, and a U.S. government determined to exit fast. This project assesses the cross currents, on the ground in Iraq.
Thousands of Iraqis risked everything to work for the U.S.-led occupation because they believed in democracy. Serving as interpreters, civil society experts and reconstruction contractors, they set out to build a new Iraq.
Today, they are targeted by insurgents as "traitors" and marked for death. Because their...
An exodus of more than 2 million Iraqis is reshaping the Middle East -- with ominous implications for the region.
Driven out of Iraq and into neighboring countries by sectarian violence, a once prosperous middle class is drawing down savings -- and fueling local resentments. The newcomers are blamed...
"Iraq: Death of a Nation" examines how the U.S. invasion and occupation created a multi-faceted civil war in which the U.S. is now actively arming multiple factions. Last summer, the project focused on how Iraq's refugee crisis was created by the invasion and the fighting that has followed. This...
A 9th grade teacher describes how exploring "Fractured Lands" provided her students with a much greater understanding of the Arab world and a platform for improving critical thinking skills.
This week the Pulitzer Center celebrates its tenth anniversary, "To End AIDS" our latest e-book is now available on iTunes, and troops are now poised to retake Mosul from ISIS.
This week's newsletter highlights lessons that explore "Fractured Lands" and the "Power of Poetry"
Reactions to "Fractured Lands," the last leprosy patients in Sri Lanka, and the health effects of the Olympics in this week's newsletter.
Landmark reporting project with The New York Times Magazine strikes a chord with readers around the world.
Read the landmark NYT Magazine issue "Fractured Lands" by Pulitzer Center grantees Scott Anderson, Paolo Pellegrin, and Ben Solomon.
Scott Anderson, co-author of The New York Times Magazine's "Fractured Lands," speaks about his reporting on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Read the backstory for "Fractured Lands" in this Poynter article.
Connect students to this gripping modern history of the Middle East with lesson plans for K-12 and university students.
Photographer's new book brings together a decade of reporting on a growing global phenomenon that now affects more than 10 million people.
Pulitzer Center grantee speaks on the global effects of the international refugee crisis given her perspective as a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Who is looking out for journalists, especially freelancers, working in hostile environments and conflict zones?
Students analyze Scott Anderson's characterization of a former ISIS fighter in "Fractured Lands" to evaluate media depictions of ISIS and argue for or against the main character's death sentence.
In this lesson, students analyze the impact of reporting the conflict using virtual-reality through discussion and individual reflection.
This college-level lesson is designed to supplement the article “Fractured Lands” by writer Scott Anderson and photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin with a series of prompts for discussions and exercises...
This lesson plan is designed as a guide for engaging students in Scott Anderson's "Fractured Lands," a gripping examination into the unraveling of the modern Middle East.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
In this lesson, students determine main ideas in new information on fragile states and identify their own and others' points of view.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.