Publications

The New York Times

The Famine Next Time

Millions of people are starving unnecessarily in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The world knows how to prevent drought-induced famine. So why doesn’t it?

Dimming the Red Lights in Turkey

Istanbul's licensed red-light districts have fallen from favor under the rule of Turkey's moderate Islamists, but tens of thousands of women still work illegally in the city's thriving sex industry.

The Black Hole of North Korea

Isaac Stone Fish traveled to the North Korean border to report on the underground drug trade, and realized after returning the country possesses secrets journalists may never uncover.

Earning the Trust of Haitians with HIV

Photographing and telling the stories of HIV positive Haitians after the earthquake requires sensitivity, earning the trust of the subject and allowing their common humanity to show through.

From Birth, Death

Standing in the only operating room in the only medical hospital in all of Guinea-Bissau, Marco Vernaschi watched a nurse take an unsterile needle out of her pocket and, without anesthetic, suture a woman's vagina after a difficult childbirth. The woman screamed. Mr. Vernaschi took a photograph. Moments later, she was required to walk out of the filthy room and go home.

She was actually fortunate. So few women have any medical care in the west African country of Guinea-Bissau that the United Nations regards it as one of the world's most dangerous places to be pregnant.

The Toll of Small Arms Op-Chart

Despite the presence of the world's largest peacekeeping mission, the Democratic Republic of Congo remains in the grip of civil war. The reason is clear. A flood of small arms and light weapons undermines the 17,000 United Nations troops' mandate to protect civilians.