In the republic of Dagestan, a brutal separatist insurgency has long fought against the Russian state. Now, as many as 5,000 Dagestanis have left to fight for the Islamic State.
For years, the Kremlin and the media it controls have waged a multifaceted disinformation campaign inside Russia and pointed at its perceived adversaries, including the U.S.
Dormant pathogens and diseases are in danger of re-emerging as climate change melts long-frozen permafrost.
Each week, thousands of men take a four-day rail journey from Tajikistan to Moscow in search of employment.
A labor migrant from Tajikistan used his earnings in Russia to make a movie about ants.
“You’re making compromises all the time because of the security issues. But this is why I did this update, because the idea was to bring attention to a story that right now people aren’t really paying attention to.” — Paula Bronstein
Grantee Kit R. Roane takes a look back at the relationships between U.S. and USSR scientists during the Cold War.
Three years ago, journalist Paul Salopek embarked on a decade-long walk around the world, He checks in with the PBS NewsHour to reflect on his journey thus far and what lies ahead.
The president of Tajikistan once called Mirzasho Akobirov the country's best orchard keeper. Now, Akobirov would like others in Tajikistan to follow his example, rather than migrate to Russia.
As young adult men leave for foreign employment opportunities, how is a Nepali village transforming? And how is the absence of young adult men affecting those who are left behind?
Ecologist Sergey Zimov has created Pleistocene Park, a 14,000-hectare experiment testing whether hairy beasts can bring back ancient grasslands and prevent carbon-rich permafrost from thawing.
A father-son team in Siberia wants to bring millions of animals to the tundra to preserve the permafrost, which has more than a trillion tons of carbon frozen in the soil.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Haiti and Azerbaijan.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Ivory Coast and Turkey.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Ghana and Turkey.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Malaysia, China and Russia.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Russia to Senegal.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights reporting on Los NiNis of Ciudad Juarez and the gentrification of Istanbul's Kurdish neighborhoods.
Since 1993, more than 35 journalists in Russia have been murdered for their work, of these some 14 were killed in Chechnya, the North Caucasus region or in St. Petersburg. About 19 journalists have been assassinated in retaliation for their reporting since Vladimir Putin came to power (including three in 2009).
Five thousand children under five die everyday, or one every 17 seconds, from diarrhea alone. That's more than the toll on children under fourteen from HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. (UNESCO report released at the World Water Forum 2009)
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
Nevsehir, Turkey--To many Turks, an American military attack on Iraq within the next few months is considered inevitable, so much so that carpet manufacturer Fikhi Cavdar makes the looming conflict part of his sales pitch.