Russia is dead set on being a global power. But what looks like grand strategy is often improvisation — amid America’s retreat.
Although investment from Moscow soared in Crimea, prices are high, goods expensive, and tourists scarce.
Ukraine is walking the fine line between protecting democratic discourse and trampling free speech during a divisive presidential election season.
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been under the authority of Moscow since 1686. Until the 2014 war with Russia, that situation bothered few. Now a growing number of congregations, approximately 500 so far, have joined a new independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, angering Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Can a nationalist movement from the internet save the world's most scattered people?
Without the Azerbaijani government's structural support and full recognizion, the Talysh people fight to preserve their language and culture.
Losing Earth: The decade we almost stopped climate change. Online August 1.
Science staff writer Jon Cohen joins podcast host Sarah Crespi to discuss how the fight against HIV/AIDS is evolving in three diverse locations.
Russia’s HIV epidemic is growing by 10 percent per year, and yet many proven HIV prevention and treatment strategies aren’t being used.
Science magazine and PBS NewsHour have teamed up to cover HIV/AIDS in Russia for broadcast and print stories, which requires constant juggling of the distinct reporting needs of print and TV.
Is Russia, people living with HIV/AIDS struggle to access appropriate treatment.
As Russia grapples with an HIV/AIDS epidemic, individuals are stepping forward to help find a solution.
Why is there a rush for cryptocurrencies in places that don't exist? A story set in the post-Soviet space, where ultra-libertarianism meets kleptocracy and sanctions evasion.
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.
In Azerbaijan, Emin Özmen captures a story of assimilation: the integration of the Talysh, with their distinct and sometimes fading traditions, into a country asserting its national identity.
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.
Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.
Women and children spend months in Ukrainian prisons in torturous conditions. What is being done to change that?
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a tipping point in Russia, where an estimated 1-1.5 million people are HIV positive and the Kremlin has long rejected international assistance. Women are being left behind.
What does Russia really want and how does it get it? A look at Russian foreign policy—from agenda to implementation—in Europe and the Middle East.
From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.
Ongoing U.S.-Russia tensions around Ukraine have spilled over into the nuclear weapons realm, putting at risk decades of post-Cold War effort to foster nuclear predictability, stability, and safety.
Selahattin Demirtas guided his party to 59 seats in the Turkish general election of Nov. 1. He must now defend its peaceful message against the possibility of civil war.
The arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. This project explores how the soil in arctic regions explains past climate change, and how its forests may portend a challenging future.
Ben Mauk on his cover feature "Mountain of Tongues" and his travels through the "Lost Nation" in the Russian Caucasus—discussing the long-awaited coming home of the Circassians.
Journalist and photographer Misha Friedman discusses his reporting on incarceration and prison reform in Ukraine.
Threshold is a public radio show and podcast tackling one pressing environmental issue each season. The show aims to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.
Photographer Emin Özmen documents the daily lives of Talysh women in Azerbaijan and their complex history of assimilation.
Christopher de Bellaigue discusses his recent travels to Turkey to shed light on the degeneration of democracy not only in that country, but more widely.
Christopher de Bellaigue travels to Turkey to cover Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of the HDP, the main Kurdish party in Turkish politics, and explore his message of peace.
Gregory Gilderman has reported on heroin addiction in the United States, but found a far more desperate situation in Russia.
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.
Reporter Eve Conant visits the once-secret city of Obninsk, outside Moscow, where Russia is educating “nuclear newcomers” from Belarus, Turkey, Vietnam, Bangladesh and other countries.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stephen Franklin discusses reporting from Turkey, a country facing crises that range from internal political divisions to a massive influx of Syrian refugees on its borders.
Grantee Joshua Kucera talks about the new arms race among the five Caspian countries, the unprecedented militarization of this "sea of peace" and what's really behind it.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jenna Krajeski talks about how she became interested in the Kurdish "stone-throwing kids"--children imprisoned as adults under Turkey's harsh anti-terror laws.
Louie Palu received four awards in three contests for his Pulitzer-supported project 'New Cold War.'
Grantees Nariman El-Mofty, Shiho Fukada, and Jeffrey E. Stern received OPC awards for their reporting projects, while Amy Martin, Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry, and Nariman El-Mofty received citations.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
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.
Moscow-based reporter focuses on women in much of her reporting because she says you can tell a lot about a country and a crisis through their stories.
A special series supported by the Pulitzer Center for Science magazine and PBS NewsHour.
This week: Economic despair drives migration to Moscow, the Catholic Church's response to Duterte's killings, and PBS NewsHour revisits reporting on the US's nuclear arsenal.
Watch a video of New York City Lab School seniors using the Out of Eden Walk as inspiration for small-group exploration of Manhattan and other boroughs.
Boy Scout Nicholas Fahy walked with Paul Salopek for two days in Uzbekistan, the top prize in an essay contest conducted by the Pulitzer Center with the Philmont Scout Ranch.
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.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
The Ganges is dying under the weight of modern India.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
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.
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
Students explore an interactive story map of a journalist's journey on foot along the Silk Road to think critically about subjective perceptions of geography and to design their own creative maps.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.