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.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has a thriving media sector, but those who refuse to become mouthpieces for the government increasingly find themselves in exile or under police protection.
Can a nationalist movement from the internet save the world's most scattered people?
For years, Bosnia and Herzegovina remained untouched by the global migrant crisis, but now, even in a place where many people were once refugees, tensions are on the rise.
Facing the choice of adapting and censoring themselves, or living in fear of a violent attack, only the few reporting for Republika Srpska have continued publishing as independent journalists—and have paid dearly for it.
Volunteers and nonprofits have been the backbone of Ukraine’s fight against Russia. What happens when ordinary citizens supply a military force?
Part two of Dinna Louise C. Dayao's reporting on how to keep children safe on roads.
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?
A political party that grew out of Sarajevo's re-emerging post-war cultural scene is trying to help build a functional state in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
There are approximately 3 million individuals of Turkish descent living in Germany. Past studies have shown that they may not be afforded the same educational opportunities as ethnic Germans.
Ukraine's government is set to completely change many of the Soviet-style state institutions, but it has a short window of opportunity and the notoriously corrupt police force is its main priority.
As war rages in Ukraine, what do the country's post-Soviet dueling identities mean for its future?
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.
"Everyday Africa" and other Pulitzer Center grantees included in the Atlantic's Roughly Top 100 non-fiction pieces of 2014.
Ukraine's struggle to build a national identity dates back to the Cold-War. Facing more recent territorial struggles over the Crimea, how will the country's citizens choose to define themselves?
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.
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.