New Guardian research shows private security workers outnumber public police officers for the majority of the world – in a business that now dwarfs what is spent trying to end global poverty.
An hour west of Baghdad, Fallujah used to be a thriving population center. Two years ago, it was overtaken by the Islamic State. The Iraqi army regained control of the city in June but now faces another hurdle: rebuilding.
Two years ago, Islamic State troops stormed Mosul. Today the city is their last urban base in the country, but Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S. and others, are preparing to drive them out.
"Fractured Lands" author Scott Anderson speaks with Democracy Now! about reporting for this project.
"Fractured Lands" author Scott Anderson speaks with Bloomberg's Charlie Rose about his reporting.
Pulitzer Center Grantee Scott Anderson discusses his new story Fractured Lands on PBS NewsHour.
Go inside the re-capture of Falluja with Ben Solomon's virtual-reality video for "Fractured Lands."
"The Fight for Falluja," the VR film by Ben Solomon accompanying The New York Times Magazine's "Fractured Lands" issue, is now available on the NYTVR app.
Scott Anderson's foreword to "Fractured Lands," from the August 14, 2016 issue of The New York Times Magazine.
Imprisoned Yazidis escape ISIS-controlled territories by way of smugglers or the web of safe houses in Syria and Iraq.
On the border of ISIS territory, Iraqi civilians fight for their survival.
Pictures from the front lines of Iraq.