Launched February 26, 2012 Joshua Yaffa
Popular demonstrations against the rule of Vladimir Putin are sweeping across Russia. Will the demands of the middle class protesters force Putin to liberalize—or keep him from returning to power?
Launched February 26, 2012 Joanne Silberner
More people in poor countries die from cancer than from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Joanne Silberner looks at the human toll of cancer, and possible solutions.
Launched February 21, 2012 Ricci Shryock
Senegal’s hip-hop artists are voicing their nation’s anger and leading a movement to stop President Abdoulaye Wade from staging what they say is a constitutional coup.
Launched February 16, 2012 Bobby Bascomb
The Sahara is steadily advancing south into the Sahel region of Africa, but leaders of 11 African nations hope to plant a Great Green Wall of trees to block the world’s largest desert.
Launched February 15, 2012 William Sands
With access to Equatorial Guinea normally tightly controlled by the government, a showcase soccer tournament gives a rare glimpse of life in a rich country wracked by poverty.
Launched February 13, 2012 Jessie Deeter, Rob Peterson
On the one-year anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, a nation struggles with the transition from autocracy to democracy in the face of growing unemployment and religious conservatism.
Launched January 23, 2012 Samuel Agyemang, Peter Sawyer
In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.
Launched January 17, 2012 Sonia Shah
Overuse of antibiotics and poor sanitation in India have created a powerful new antibiotic-resistant superbug, which has spread to a dozen countries, thanks in part to medical tourism.
Launched January 4, 2012 Yochi Dreazen
U.S. officials believe Iran’s ongoing progress towards a nuclear weapon is pushing Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Turkey to follow suit, raising the odds of an Arab nuclear arms race.
Launched January 3, 2012 Anna Van Hollen
With the economy slowing and the peace process in stagnation, the West Bank's younger generation is at a political crossroad.
Launched December 13, 2011 Tariq Mir
A gentle, mystical form of Islam commonly practiced by millions in Kashmir is now being challenged by a much more puritanical and doctrinaire version imported from Saudi Arabia.
Launched December 7, 2011 Jina Moore, Jake Naughton
This reporting initiative partners African and US journalists to explore critical challenges in reproductive health and family planning—and what they mean for life, death and socio-economic stability.
Launched November 28, 2011 Selay Kouassi
After recent political violence divided communities, some in Ivory Coast look to local water management as a key to reconciliation, social cohesion and long-lasting peace.
Launched November 27, 2011 Jon Sawyer, Kem Knapp Sawyer
Anna Hazare, inspired by Gandhi, transformed a village—Ralegan Siddhi, his hometown. Now, 74 years old, he wants to rid his country of corruption using the same tactics of non-violent resistance.
Launched November 27, 2011 Ty McCormick
Pulitzer Center grantee Ty McCormick covers Egypt's political transformation by talking with artists who are beginning to show their creativity after years of forced self-censorship.
Launched November 22, 2011 Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
Lake Titicaca supports hundreds of small Aymara indigenous farming and fishing towns in Peru and Bolivia, but an unchecked urban boom is contaminating the water and threatening lakeshore life.
Launched November 10, 2011 Richard Mosse
Richard Mosse is known for challenging convention on the photojournalist's role. His book Infra, with photographs of Eastern Congo, is as shocking and complex as the conflict it explores.
Launched November 4, 2011 Fred de Sam Lazaro
Famine and war have pushed tens of thousands of Somali refugees to camps along the Ethiopian border. The crisis is likely to grow worse, straining the resources of aid groups.
Launched October 27, 2011 William Wheeler, Ayman Oghanna
The revolution that toppled the regime of Col. Moammar Qaddafi brought Libya a sense of pride, hope and renewed engagement with the West, but ahead lies the challenge of building a democratic framework.
Launched October 17, 2011 Deborah Jian Lee, Sushma Subramanian
By 2020, China is expected to have 24 million more men than women, leaving the countryside filled with aging bachelors, the consequence of a gender imbalance caused by sex-selective abortions.
Launched October 12, 2011 David Enders
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?
Launched October 11, 2011 Julia Rendleman
This project looks at the paradox of Jamaican agriculture: an abundant supply of fish, fruits and vegetables while farmers struggle to find financial success.
Launched October 3, 2011 Jenna Krajeski
While Turkey positions itself as a model for the "moderate" Islamic world, its Kurdish "stone-throwing kids"—imprisoned as terrorists—are at a crossroads between integration and radicalization.
Launched September 29, 2011 Ameto Akpe
Abandoned water and sanitation projects deprive the people of Nigeria of a basic human right: access to clean water.