Carl Sagan was among a group of Cold War scientists who once feared that a nuclear war could plunge the world into a deadly ice age. Three decades later, does this theory still resonate?
European corporations are looking at huge potential profits in Iran while US counterparts are hobbled by continuing, unilateral sanctions prohibiting trade.
Photojournalist and grantee Mark Hoffman travels to Jordan to report on a group of American volunteers working in a refugee camp.
A group of doctors and volunteers prepares for a trip, led by a Syrian-born doctor, to Jordan to help Syrian refugees.
From an “often ruthless” Honduran oligarch to a pair of Indian billionaires who ran a company accused of falsifying drug data, the World Bank has helped the rich get richer.
Iranians ponder the possible implications of the US presidential election on the future of the nuclear agreement.
Iranians have voted out opponents of the nuclear deal. But they're still worried the United States won't live up to its side of the bargain.
The Pentagon is preparing for an extensive—and expensive—modernization of the country’s half-century-old land, air, and sea-based nuclear weapons. But how necessary is the nuclear triad today?
The military commander of America’s nuclear arsenal, Admiral Cecil Haney, says the triad's combination of nuclear arms makes it complicated for a would-be enemy to attack the United States.
Former Clinton era Defense Secretary Bill Perry clashes with Jim Miller who served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during the Obama administration. Perry says America does not need the triad.
The former military commander of America’s nuclear forces, Gen. James Cartwright (Ret.) says U.S. intercontinental ballistic missiles should be phased out.
See more behind-the-scenes photos from America’s nuclear stockpile.
...a bright light in this bleak landscape Grant recipients share their thoughts on the Pulitzer Center:
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is partnering with the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) to sponsor one of the World Affairs Journalism Fellowships. The Pulitzer Center WAJF Fellow will pursue a project that addresses an under-reported international issue through a combination of print and other media outlets. The designated fellow will receive additional support from the Pulitzer Center staff and the resulting project will be highlighted on the Pulitzer Center's Web site.
The following is an excerpt of an address delivered by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer to the Southeastern World Affairs Institute, July 30, 2006.
Was there ever a more urgent moment in which to examine the role and relevance of the United Nations? Was it ever more timely to recall first principles, the great traumas that occasioned the UN's creation and to the challenges that have beset it – and its supporters – from the very beginning?
Jon Sawyer participated in a panel discussion about Darfur, Sudan at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He explained why the African Union force couldn’t fulfill its peacekeeping mission.
The following is an excerpt from "Media Misfires: Lessons from a Troubled Time," an address by Jon Sawyer delivered to The Roundtable on February 28, 2006.
It's a great pleasure to be here, and such an elegant occasion. It was at a dinner nearly this elegant, not so far from here and some 30 years ago, that I first met Joe and Annie Schlafly. It happened that my wife's mother and Ellen Conant, Annie's mother, had mutual friends from college – and so Ellen and George organized what they called an "informal little dinner" to introduce us to St. Louis.