Russia is dead set on being a global power. But what looks like grand strategy is often improvisation — amid America’s retreat.
A crackdown against Muslims with links to an Islamist organization has parallels to a Stalinist purge in the 1940s, writes Hannah Lucinda Smith in Simferopol.
Tensions between Russia and the West mean both sides have let the memories of Crimean War dead fade.
This summer, 45,000 children from 57 countries will visit the Artek centre near Yalta. For three weeks, they will live the lifestyle once considered the model for young communists, sleeping in dorms and eating meals in huge canteens while wearing color-coded uniforms.
Facebook’s enforcement of its own rules during the Ukrainian election was a Potemkin village of regulations riddled with cracks and loopholes that were easily exploited, writes grantee Nina Jankowicz.
Ukraine's recent election was driven by the same media impulses as the 2016 US election; now it's up to the media to stop producing infotainment and start producing content for the public good.
Volodymyr Zelensky is a comedic actor with no government or military experience who will now preside over a country in conflict with Russia.
A Russian-speaking presidential candidate is challenging myths about linguistic divisions in Ukraine.
Ukraine is walking the fine line between protecting democratic discourse and trampling free speech during a divisive presidential election season.
Actor Volodymyr Zelensky was the most popular candidate for Ukraine's presidency in the polls taken just before the election.
Photographer Misha Friedman says his study of Ukrainian prisons is about the traces that a society leaves behind. At the root of his work, though, are the people left behind.
The reality is that we have two great tools at our disposal: truth and humor. There is nothing that scares the Kremlin more.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
Women and children spend months in Ukrainian prisons in torturous conditions. What is being done to change that?
Russian meddling, nationalist rhetoric, and lingering hatred block Balkan conflict zones' progress.
After a failed attempt to completely ban abortion, a look at the ongoing reality of women's rights in Poland.
As Polish Jews moved to Israel after the Second World War, they brought with them memories of the old country to confront the political reality of creating a new, Israeli identity.
The residents of Lazarat, Albania, once grew $6 billion of marijuana per year under the nose of the state. What happens when that pot empire goes up in smoke?
The Ukrainians who overthrew their president in 2014 were driven mainly by anger about corruption. It has proved harder to change the country's habits than its leaders.
From Estonian militias to separatist fighters in Ukraine, tensions between NATO and Russia are approaching Cold War levels.
Two years after Euromaidan, the Russian seizure of Crimea and conflicts in eastern Ukraine, a depressing new reality has sunk in for many displaced Ukrainians: they're not getting their old lives back.
Pollution sickens and kills millions of people worldwide each year. This project explores the most toxic places with a focus on causes, consequences and possible solutions.
An intimate profile of labor migrants making their way to Russia by train and bracing for—sometimes looking forward to—work and life in Moscow.
Cold War scientists once worried that a nuclear war could plunge the world into a deadly ice age. But why, three decades later, does Nuclear Winter still resonate?
Beth Gardiner discusses her reporting from Poland, a country with among the worst coal-driven health problems in Europe.
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, photojournalist Yana Paskova takes a look at the state of democracy in her home country, former Soviet satellite, Bulgaria.
Photographer Misha Friedman traveled to Crimea to find out how Russian annexation affected the vulnerable people there.
Dimiter Kenarov and Boryana Katsarova discuss their reporting from Ukraine in a post-referendum Crimea.
A national census in Bosnia in October 2013 may reveal an increasingly ethnic Bosnian population, but getting minorities to officially declare their often-stigmatized identities will be difficult.
Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.
Washington area students--from three-year olds to university undergrads--learned about critical global issues from Pulitzer Center photojournalists.
Reforming Ukraine's health system, cleaning up fashion's supply chain, and seeking relief from sanctions in this week's newsletter.
As America grapples with police reform, it's also funding a new force in Ukraine.
This week's News Bite lesson explores Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin's four-part film series investigating the global impacts of growing tension in Eastern Europe.
Pulitzer Center grantees report from the front lines of the new Russia-NATO cold war.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Photojournalists and Pulitzer Center grantees Misha Friedman and Daniella Zalcman took part in panels at the third annual LGBTQ Conference at Harvard University.
Pulitzer Center interns Elana Dure and Seiler Smith look back over a year of Field Notes and compile some of their favorites.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
Can a post-war political party build a functional state in Bosnia?
Photographer's new book brings together a decade of reporting on a growing global phenomenon that now affects more than 10 million people.
Regional reporting and historical prospectives create fertile ground for conversation between Sarah Topol, Dimiter Kenarov and Marvin Kalb.
"Everyday Africa" and other Pulitzer Center grantees included in the Atlantic's Roughly Top 100 non-fiction pieces of 2014.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Students explore explore Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin’s project “Cold War Fault Lines," which considers growing military activity in Eastern Europe.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how journalists use various mediums to tell different accounts of Ukraine's internally displaced persons.
The following serves as a resource for DC public school teachers working with the District's tenth grade history standards, providing teachers with a list of Pulitzer Center projects in line with...
In this lesson, students discuss the reporting project "Nuclear Winter."
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Students will identify the discriminatory nature of Russia’s Anti-Propaganda Law, analyze ways it violates Russian citizens’ constitutional rights, and propose solutions.