In Indonesia and the Philippines, explosive growth and rapid modernization test religious belief and attitudes toward family planning.
Tajikistan is chronically unstable and corrupt—and now bracing for more chaos from Afghanistan. Its president is staking his country's future on the biggest dam in the world.
Chile's coastal waters are among the richest in the world, but years of exploitation have exacted a toll on resources. As Congress debates a solution, fishing outfits scrap for their survival.
China's investment in Zambia holds promise: billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. But after violent conflict between Zambian miners and their Chinese supervisors, does it also pose a threat?
The story of 1,000 days–the vital period from the beginning of a woman's pregnancy to her child's second birthday. The fate of individuals, families, nations–and the world–depends on it.
“Too Young to Die” is a long-term exploration of the tragedy gun violence exacts on Chicago’s streets. Although over 100 children and young people died in 2012, their deaths are often overshadowed.
Armed militias running illegal poaching and mining rackets and backed by a powerful army general come into conflict with conservation efforts—and the local population bears the brunt of the fallout.
Jerusalem, the meeting point of three major religions, is always set aside as the final item to be resolved in any discussion of Israeli-Palestinian peace. Have we waited too long?
In northern Mali, far from Western eyes, a powerful Al Qaeda affiliate has managed to carve out what is effectively a new country. What they do with it will determine the future of the war on terror.
Due to cultural preferences for sons, 100 million girls are missing worldwide. Carl Gierstorfer looks at India, a country with a highly skewed sex ratio that threatens to destabilize its society.
The Russian Federation confronts two devastating epidemics: widespread heroin abuse and HIV/AIDS. It appears to be losing the battle against both.
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.
Why do young people from Jordan and Tunisia decide to join militant groups in Syria? Are they driven by ideological, economic, or other factors? How are governments trying to stop them?
In many ways this century already belongs to the city. By 2050, it is anticipated that an additional 2.7 billion people will live in metropolitan regions.
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky and Sara Shahriari talk about their reporting project, "Critical State: Violence Against Women and Impunity in Bolivia."
Pope Francis encounters the limits of his moral authority in Latin America, where his encyclical on climate change and environmental protection is met with scorn from those who need to be influenced.
Gaiutra Bahadur presents an overlooked chapter in the Cold War's annals, one story of U.S. interventions and the racial strife and dictatorships they fostered across the globe.
Nell Freudenberger reports from Mumbai about the dwindling population of the Parsis in India.
Mathilde Dratwa discusses what attracted her to Rhitu Chatterjee’s reporting on India’s school lunch program and describes the challenges of honoring nuanced reporting in short animations.
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.
Journalists Eleanor Bell and Will Fitzgibbon discuss the process behind "Fatal Extraction," the ICIJ investigation about Australian mining companies in Africa.
This flexible curriculum allows any educator to use the rich concepts and resources in the "Everyday Africa" project both in and out of the classroom.
McClatchy journalists and Pulitzer Center grantees Brittany Peterson and Tim Johnson interview Nicaraguans about the proposed canal that threatens to split the country in two.
Beth Gardiner discusses her reporting from Poland, a country with among the worst coal-driven health problems in Europe.
In this lesson, students learn about Berta Cáceres, the risks that environmental activists face in Honduras, and how threats to activists fit into larger political, social, and cultural conflicts.
In this lesson, students create a timeline using multimedia reporting on the leather and textile industries in the U.S.. Students then design their own narrative timelines to explain a current event.
This lesson will explain and demonstrate the conflict between the Republic of Haiti and Dominican Republic, the two countries that coexist in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean.
An extension of "Seeking Asylum: Women and Children Migrating Across Borders", this lesson provides suggestions for student research, reporting, arts activities, and community service.
This unit asks middle school students to explore the varying roles beliefs play in people's lives through the lenses of world religions, science, and social relationships.
Students learn about the legal, political, cultural, and religious factors that impact the treatment of widows in India, Uganda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This global affairs lesson plan engages students in Scott Anderson's "Fractured Lands," a gripping examination into the unraveling of the modern Middle East through the stories of six individuals.
Students explore the relationship between politics and economics in the Democratic Republic of Congo and create concept maps to visualize the connections impacting the country.
Students learn about the fragmentation of religious authority in Middle Eastern countries. They then create polls to assess their peers’ understanding of Islamic terrorist recruitment strategies.
This lesson is to prepare students for an event featuring Secretary Madeleine Albright and Steven Hadley around the Atlantic Council's Middle East Strategy Task Force report.
Students learn about asylum seekers and the boundaries between refugees and migrants. They explore how current refugee and migration policies impact women and children.
This unit plan, designed for high school freshmen, analyzes the Arab Spring in the context of the French and Haitian revolutions.