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From democracies to authoritarian regimes, government policies can have life and death stakes for citizens. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Politics” feature reporting on elections, political corruption, systems of government and political conflict. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on politics.

 

Victory for Netanyahu — and a Risky Future for Everyone Else

Today’s a banner day for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and for President Donald Trump, who contradicted decades of U.S. policy to boost his friend’s reelection, including moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and declaring Israel should keep the occupied Golan Heights.

The Underground Railroad of North Korea

For over two decades, a secret network has worked tirelessly to help thousands of refugees escape the world's worst dictatorship. This is the story of one desperate woman who risked her life to reach freedom, and of the complicated man who led the way.

A Lost Nation in the Caucasus

In the Caucasus mountains, members of the most scattered people in the world—the Circassians—are starting to come home following a decade of concerted online activism.

Civil Asset Forfeiture

Liberal and conservative justices criticize abuses of civil asset forfeiture. Groups from CATO to the ACLU do too. Republicans and Democrats want change, but much of the reform agenda is unfinished.

Venezuela: The Endgame?

With self-declared interim president Juan Guaido challenging to take the presidency from Maduro, how will the country overcome its deepest political impasse yet?

Afghan and Pakistani Women Against Extremism

What do Afghan and Pakistani women see as the roots of violent extremism, and how are some of them working together to build peace? Who are the women who are fighting to be more than mere victims?

The North Korean Underground Railroad

The North Korean underground railroad is credited with saving thousands of lives over the last two decades—but now Kim Jong-un is on the verge of destroying it.

Asset Forfeiture in Texas

In each of Texas' 254 counties, a host of local agencies can use civil asset forfeiture to help cover their expenses. But the system's lack of transparency and accountability makes it ripe for abuse.

Trump's World

America is exporting a different set of ideas to the world under the leadership of President Trump.

Colombia: After the Peace Deal

After the deal, the hard work: an investigation looking at the successes and failures of Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group.

Meet the Journalist: Sam Eaton

Environmental journalist Sam Eaton discusses his deep dive reporting trip along Brazil’s violent “arc of deforestation” to explore the crucial question: Can we save the Amazon, so it can help save us?

Meet the Journalist: Mark O'Connell

Mark O'Connell travels to New Zealand to investigate how an extremist libertarian manifesto from 1997 influenced Silicon Valley libertarians like Peter Thiel to acquire apocalypse boltholes in New Zealand.

Meet the Journalist: Reese Erlich

President Trump has said he will tear up the Iranian nuclear accord. What do ordinary Iranians think of this and other Trump policies? Journalist Reese Erlich produced this video in Tehran.

Meet the Journalist: Yepoka Yeebo

For over a decade, there existed a fake U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. When the news broke, there were more questions than answers and some officials are convinced it didn't happen.

'Losing Earth' Curricular Materials

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.