This photo essay displays various faces of male Kosovo-Albanians directly connected to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq: relatives of jihadists, returned foreign fighters, and an imam.
Documentary photographer Misha Friedman women’s penal colonies and pretrial detention centers across Ukraine.
A woman in prison is considered a much greater disgrace for the family than a man in Ukraine, and they are often jailed along with their children.
Skepticism abounds regarding Kosovo's deradicalization and rehabilitation programs for returning jihadists.
Losing Earth: The decade we almost stopped climate change. Online August 1.
Slovenia is in need of neutral, unbiased reporting.
The favorite candidates for the 2018 elections in Slovenia were a controversial hero, a comedian, and a former leader who had stepped down—making it necessary to call for an election.
AIDS deaths surge in Russia as global health officials say, ‘They did it all wrong.’
What started last year with an unusual arms deal has expanded to include military training and talk of mining exploration–unsettling traditional Western partners in CAR.
Nearly 20 years after the war in Kosovo, efforts to achieve reconciliation between Serbs and ethnic Albanians have suffered one of their worst setbacks in recent years.
Bosnia and Herzegovina was ripped apart by a three-way ethnic conflict in the 1990s, and some analysts fear it's on the brink again, as nationalism and Russian influence lead to rising tensions.
When Polish Jews immigrated to Israel, they shaped and adopted a new, Zionist identity. Today, Polish Jews and non-Jewish Poles re-examine complex memories, a shared past, and the roots of judgment about each other's nations.
A string of courtroom victories have promised to bring an end to school segregation for Roma students. But implementing those legal decisions has proven as difficult as changing cultural attitudes.
A look at the intended—and unintended effects—of democracy on Bulgaria, a nation still undergoing social and economic upheaval, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
Russia's military annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine has already upended many lives. LGBT people and drug users are among those most at risk.
Edging to the brink of civil war, Crimea has turned into a geopolitical crisis, perhaps the gravest threat to peace in Europe since the end of the Cold War.
An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.
Shale gas is an energy phenomenon not just in a broad swath of the United States but in places like eastern Europe, too. In both regions there is a tangled mix of hopes, hype, and concern.
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.
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?
Ten years after the end of full scale war in Chechnya, a smoldering insurgency has spread to neighboring republics in the North Caucasus region of southern Russia.
Russia is ranked as one of the deadliest places in the world to be a journalist. Fatima Tlisova investigates the censorship, harassment, intimidation and murder of journalists in the Caucasus region.
Moldova has been hit particularly hard by the emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a new, deadly strain of an age old disease.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies?
Roads and Kingdoms interviews Pulitzer Center grantee photojournalist on his project "Official Homophobia in Russia."
Crimea is no longer celebrating its reunion with Russia.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
In Vladimir Putin's Russia, and in occupied Ukraine, a rough road for LGBT activists and intravenous drug users.
D.C. students talk environmental issues in China, India and Russia with Pulitzer Center grantees in town for the Environmental Film Festival.
Politics in Russia has always made for interesting theater, the current crisis in Crimea being no exception.
The crisis in Crimea has triggered a state of high dudgeon among the political classes here in Washington.
Pulitzer Center senior adviser Marvin Kalb explains why Putin's actions in Crimea will ensure his political demise.
Pulitzer Center grantees Dimiter Kenarov and Boryana Katsarova threatened at gunpoint by masked men while outside a radio station in Crimea.
Two Pulitzer Center grantees were mugged by Russian soldiers and masked thugs while reporting in Crimea.