United Kingdom

Independence for Scotland?

If the Scottish National Party (SNP) has its way, Scotland will dissolve the United Kingdom's union, formed in 1707. What does being Scottish mean to the Scots?

In The Shadow of the Walls

Featured on Foreign Exchange beginning Friday, July 10, 2009.

Produced by Scott P. Harris
In association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

In 1998, the historic Good Friday Agreement ended the thirty-year sectarian war in Northern Ireland known as "The Troubles." Although great strides have been made, the poor working class neighborhoods of Belfast remain fiercely divided. Giant walls, known as "peace lines," keep Catholics and Protestants separated, and while they keep the people safe, they also prevent true peace.

Northern Ireland: Last Impression

Scott P. Harris, for the Pulitzer Center

I've come to the end of my stay in Belfast and I would like to think that I've gained some understanding of the complexities in overcoming a long history of sectarian violence.