Launched December 6, 2012 Mike De Sisti, John Schmid
Faced with the devastating twin threats of digital and China, can a critical Wisconsin industry survive?
Launched December 4, 2012 Reese Erlich
While opposition activists in Bahrain have continued their protests for almost two years in mostly Shia neighborhoods, they are now back in the streets of central Manama.
Launched November 26, 2012 Steve Sapienza, Jason Motlagh
Profitable as it is for multi-national companies, palm oil is extracted at a heavy social and environmental cost, making it one of the most controversial commodities in the world.
Launched November 12, 2012 Alia Malek
As Syrian Armenians flee their country’s violence to begin new lives in Armenia – a homeland they have never known – the high stakes of the unraveling of Syria come into clearer focus.
Launched November 6, 2012 Larry C. Price
Tiny children and teens toil in the gold mines of the Philippines and Indonesia. A risky, often deadly, business, child labor is growing as families rush to exploit the worldwide demand for gold.
Launched October 31, 2012
Launched October 31, 2012
Launched October 31, 2012
Launched October 30, 2012 Gary Knight, Jeff Howe
The geopolitics of Southeast Asia are shifting rapidly and China's influence can be seen in the shipping routes along the Mekong--and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.
Launched October 21, 2012 Céline Rouzet
Is Exxon Mobil's natural gas project a heaven-sent opportunity to boost Papua New Guinea’s GDP, or a threat to the 60,000 people who can claim "customary ownership" of the land that will be affected?
Launched October 16, 2012 Sara Miller Llana, Peter Ford
Traditional exporters of migrants have become importers, turning the old paradigm on its head. The recent "brain gain" has presented new opportunities – and challenges – for Brazil, China and others.
Launched October 10, 2012 Paul Salopek
As Paul Salopek journeys around the world on foot, he will follow the migration pathways of our ancestors who walked out of Africa 50,000 years ago.
Launched October 2, 2012 Mujib Mashal
Trans-boundary water tensions with Iran and Pakistan cast a shadow on the development of Afghanistan's mainly agricultural economy.
Launched September 26, 2012 William Wheeler
Europe’s economic crisis has become intertwined with disturbing anti-democratic trends and the rise of extremist politics. Bill Wheeler looks at the fallout in Hungary and Greece.
Launched September 20, 2012 Jason Motlagh, Steve Sapienza
America's appetite for inexpensive shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand.
Launched September 17, 2012 Lauren E. Bohn
After decades of trampled hopes under President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians are now working to figure out not only what they stand against, but what they stand for.
Launched September 17, 2012 Dominic Bracco II, Erik Vance
The Sea of Cortez is—or was—a vast and lush underwater paradise. Industrial fishing operations are now decimating the sea's bounty. Tuna, red snapper, and shark are all but gone.
Launched September 6, 2012 Samuel Loewenberg
Global hunger affects nearly one billion people. Emergency food is not enough. This project examines some fundamental yet often overlooked interventions, most of which do not involve food at all.
Launched September 3, 2012 Eve Conant
As a global debate rages over nuclear power's future as a safe and clean energy source, Russia is aggressively pursuing nuclear expansion at home and abroad.
Launched August 22, 2012 Melissa Turley
In South Africa, women are not equal. The fight to end apartheid has been waged and won, but the fight for gender equality continues.
Launched August 15, 2012 Andrew Faust
While the fast food industry in the United Arab Emirate's flourishes, a dramatic increase in obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes threatens the nation’s health.
Launched August 14, 2012 Adam Janofsky
In Thailand, one of the world's most rapidly developing countries, sustainability often takes the backseat to economic growth. But rising levels of pollution and depletion could be disastrous.
Launched August 7, 2012 Hashim Yonis
Teachers at a middle school in Adama, a town in central Ethiopia, struggle to provide quality education.
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.