The Aral Sea is bringing new wealth to fishing villages in Kazakhstan, but their neighbours on the opposite shore in Uzbekistan are suffering a very different fate.
The Aral Sea, situated in Central Asia between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, was once the fourth-largest freshwater lake in the world.
Tajikistan's president is staking the future of his impoverished country on the world's tallest dam. But downstream Uzbekistan is threatening war.
A look at the architecture and people of Uzbekistan's main cities, Tashkent and Samarkand.
Understanding Central Asia means understanding Central Asian food. And that means indulging in regional samplings of a deceptively simple rice dish - plov, and its lighter alternative lagman.
Uzbekistan has one of the most repressive political systems in the world, but these days the country’s strongman Islam Karimov is back in Washington’s good graces.
Tashkent's Bunyodkor soccer team is omnimpresent in Uzbek politics, economics and culture.
Gas rationing, ethnic displacement and tourist-haggling cops punctuate a journalist's journey along the Tashkent-Samarkand highway.
Shady government justifications for the loss of a park beloved by Tashkent residents.
Leveraging its strategic position in turbulent Central Asia, Uzbekistan has whitewashed its image in the West while tightening the repression at home.
Journalist Paul Salopek is on a journey to re-trace ancient patterns of human migration.
Walking with Paul Salopek in Uzbekistan, Nick Fahy, the winner of the Out of Eden essay contest, discovers a world without walls.
Boy Scout Nicholas Fahy walked with Paul Salopek for two days in Uzbekistan, the top prize in an essay contest conducted by the Pulitzer Center with the Philmont Scout Ranch.
Students explore an interactive story map of a journalist's journey on foot along the Silk Road to think critically about subjective perceptions of geography and to design their own creative maps.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.