A forgotten nuclear bunker in a remote corner of Moldova is the latest must-see attraction on the Soviet nostalgia trail.
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.
When war came to eastern Ukraine, an unsuspecting population raced to action. Whether it be in the military, as a volunteer, or simply as a resident of an occupied town, women’s experiences do not reflect those of their brethren.
New research shows that participation of women in the computer industry labor force creates significant economic growth for Turkey and the world.
Ukraine—the home of Europe’s hot war, and the Petri dish where Russian information operations are tested—holds a consequential presidential election in spring 2019.
Church parishes throughout Ukraine are voting to no longer recognize Moscow's authority as Russia blames the U.S. for meddling in Orthodox affairs, raising tensions ahead of elections.
With the war in Ukraine at a standstill, will crowd-funded military support break the deadlock?
Krithika Varagur reports on foreign religious and political investment in the Balkans, focusing on Bosnia and Kosovo, which have been affected by both rising extremism and populism.
Kosovo has been one of the largest per-capita contributors of European jihadists to the wars in Syria and Iraq. Now many fighters are returning home. How is the state handling them?
In the last two years, voters across Europe have elected new governments whose platforms rest, in more or less explicit ways, on the politics of "identitarianism."
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.
Simon Ostrovsky gets one of the few interviews given to the foreign media by actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, the winner of the Ukrainian presidency.
Journalist and photographer Misha Friedman discusses his reporting on incarceration and prison reform in Ukraine.
Grantee Malcolm Brabant reports on obstacles blocking the path to peace in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Alex Cocotas, a freelance journalist based in Berlin, reports on women's rights in Poland.
Following one Ukrainian oligarch’s money trail helps to expose flaws in our global financial system. Oliver Bullough discusses what happened to him when he did so.
Circumnavigating and sometimes crisscrossing the sea by ferry, visiting settlements and protected sites, Dimiter Kenarov draws a new environmental map of the Black Sea and its coastal area.
CQ Roll Call foreign policy reporter Rachel Oswald discusses her summer 2015 Pulitzer Center reporting trip to Moscow where she focused on the breakdown in U.S.-Russia nuclear confidence.
Julia Barton and Misha Friedman traveled to Ukraine in May 2016 to report on the country's internally displaced people. The government has registered 1.7 million IDPs, but the true number could be higher.
On the front lines in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian soldiers face off against the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, the war is being fought like it was a century ago: in trenches.
Pulitzer Center grantee Elisabeth Zerofsky talks about her work in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and the Nasa Stranka political party.
What does it mean to be a Ukrainian? Journalist Sarah Topol spent five weeks in Ukraine looking for an answer.
Beth Gardiner discusses her reporting from Poland, a country with among the worst coal-driven health problems in Europe.
Paula Bronstein documents how war in Ukraine impacts the nation's most vulnerable population, the elderly. These silent victims of war age into unlivable conditions exacerbated by poverty and violence.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
This week: cobalt mining comes from one of the planet's poorest countries and all too often it is mined by children, skepticism about Kosovo's deradicalization and rehabilitation programs for returning jihadists, and Pulitzer Center welcomes new Executive Editor, Indira Lakshmanan.
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
Pulitzer Center grantees win Peabody Award for PBS NewsHour series on Putin's Russia.
This week: a harrowing look into Russian domestic violence, a special investigation into how Jewish Federations spend their money, and how Qatar is jailing new mothers and their babies.
Our resident senior advisor documents his time in Moscow during the Cold War.
This week: Russian identity and the use of propaganda, Venezuelans fleeing to Columbia, and a 14-year-old's journey to Germany.
Artist George Butler takes over the Pulitzer Center Instagram account with his evocative illustrations of the refugee crisis.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Pulitzer Center journalists Misha Friedman, Jon Cohen and Amy Maxmen spoke to 425 people about their work featured in the e-book "To End AIDS" at different events in the San Francisco area last week.
Reforming Ukraine's health system, cleaning up fashion's supply chain, and seeking relief from sanctions in this week's newsletter.
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
Students explore ideas of “home” in connection to refugees worldwide and homelessness locally by analyzing images and text from Finding Home and creating their own photo stories that reflect their...
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
Students explore how their image of the word "home" compares with how three Syrian women imagine their future homes through close analysis of the multimedia project "Finding Home" from TIME Magazine.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.