Projects

Launched August 1, 2012 Sean Gallagher
Rising temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau in western China are causing melting glaciers and environmental degradation, threatening the vulnerable communities that inhabit the roof of the world.
Launched July 23, 2012 Samuel Loewenberg
Urban public health is one of the most pressing yet neglected issues facing the developing world.
Launched July 19, 2012 Rema Nagarajan
Two transitioning economies, similar development challenges, vastly different population size and stage of growth. Can they learn from each other about providing better healthcare to their people?
Launched July 17, 2012 Stephen Franklin
From afar Turkey is a model for others. But within the country, Turks wrangle over their legacy and future, over freedom of the press and a worsening border crisis testing their resolve and humanity.
Launched July 11, 2012 Meghan Dhaliwal, Jason Hayes
Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.
Launched July 11, 2012 Tom Hundley
A full-throttle nuclear arms race is underway in a region where terrorism, ethnic violence, and border disputes are endemic. But the flashpoint isn't Iran. It's Pakistan and India.
Launched July 2, 2012 Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin
In a changing political and social environment Greek youth face the consequences of the debt crisis and at the same time re-examine their identity and values.
Launched June 26, 2012 Jason Motlagh, Steve Sapienza
After decades of isolation, Burma is taking fresh steps toward democracy. The West has strengthened diplomatic ties and trade, but familiar fault lines still threaten prospects for lasting stability.
Launched June 26, 2012 Yasmin Bendaas
Facial tattoos, once popular among Chaouia women in Algeria, are now less prevalent. This project examines their contribution to identity, their symbolic meaning, and reasons for their disappearance.
Launched June 21, 2012 Jenna Krajeski
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?
Launched June 14, 2012 Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess
A battle is being waged in the rainforests of Panama – between those who want to keep their way of life, and those who want economic growth. At stake: billions worth of precious metals.
Launched June 9, 2012 Anna Nemtsova
After 20 years of fading industry, rampant corruption, and no clear ideology, Russia is now on the move. Its young people are finding new homes in—and out—of the country.
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Launched May 30, 2012 Jacob Kushner, Jane Regan
Haiti’s north is rich with mineral deposits that could infuse millions into the nation’s ailing economy—but only if the government can regulate foreign mining giants and share the wealth.
Launched May 23, 2012 Shiho Fukada
Shiho Fukada documents the lives of disposable workers in Japan in stories that illustrate the global unemployment crisis and the growing gap between rich and poor that has provoked much turmoil.
Launched May 10, 2012 Joshua Kucera
Oil in the Caspian Sea is making Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan rich. But with Iran and Russia on the sea, too, is it fueling a naval arms race as well?
Launched May 7, 2012 Austin Merrill, Peter DiCampo
In Ivory Coast—the world’s top cocoa producer—cocoa farmers bore the brunt of a civil war that killed thousands and displaced more than a million. A year after a power transfer, has anything changed?
Launched May 4, 2012 Tim Rogers
Back in power since 2007, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is leading what he claims is a “second phase of the Sandinista revolution.” Some fear Nicaragua is repeating a cycle of social unrest.
Launched May 4, 2012 James Whitlow Delano
Suriname, with its pristine environment, has become a pawn in a new Great Game as the balance of power in the Americas shifts from the United States toward China.
Launched May 2, 2012 Peter Chilson
Europeans drew Africa’s borders long ago. Today these lines are often deserted and sometimes dangerous. Mali is the legacy: A crumbling state, rump of ancient empire between desert and forest.
Launched April 27, 2012 Eliza Griswold, Seamus Murphy
Anonymous and spoken, landai, two-line Pashtun poems, have served for centuries as a means of self-expression for women. Today they are an important vehicle of public dissent.
Launched April 17, 2012 Trevor Snapp, Alan Boswell
An immersive, transmedia book project for the iPad on the birth of the world's newest country from photographer Trevor Snapp and reporter Alan Boswell.