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Conflict takes many forms, from disagreements between different political parties to indigenous communities battling government and corporate interests to full-blown warfare. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Conflict” feature reporting that covers adversarial politics, war and peace. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on conflict.

 

Swapping Cocaine for Peace

A voluntary coca crop substitution initiative in Colombia is failing, but it is still the country’s best option to address its cocaine production problem.

The Redemption of MS-13

Danny Gold investigates the movement converting El Salvador’s gang members into born-again Christians.

Iraq's Post-ISIS Campaign of Revenge

The corruption and cruelty of Iraq’s response to suspected jihadis and their families seem likely to lead to the resurgence of the terror group.

The Handshake and the Fists

Twenty-years after Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, Israeli society is as divided as ever, and former Pittsburghers now in the Holy Land are on different sides of the schism, reevaluating their dreams.

Violence and Hope in El Salvador

In a country as violent as El Salvador, many have given up on political solutions to gang warfare. Can the new, young mayor of San Salvador begin to bring about peace in the country’s capital?

Life and Loss in Syria

James Harkin reports from Syria, in an exploration of human and cultural loss.

Cuba in Flux

Cuban communism is in flux. Citizens own businesses and property; some are even allowed to protest. Yet reminders of the regime are a constant presence.

Rearming: America's New Nuclear Arsenal

The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?

The Yazidis: After the Trauma

ISIS fighters executed and enslaved thousands of ethnic Yazidis in northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 in what the UN calls a likely genocide. A year later, a look at the community trying to heal.

Guerrero: The Monster in the Mountains

On September 26, 2014, 43 Mexican students went missing in Iguala, a mountain town in the state of Guerrero. This project explores the long-term issues that gave rise to these events.

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