Award winning author and Watson Fellow Stephen Kinzer sits down with author and freelance journalist Reese Erlich, who just returned from covering Iran's parliamentary elections for VICE News.
The conflict between Iran and the U.S. is likely to continue for some time.
US sanctions on Iran hurt ordinary people, not the elite.
Pulitzer Center grantee Reese Erlich's first-hand account of Coronavirus quarantine after a trip to Iran.
Hardliners win elections, thanks in part to Trump’s treaty withdrawal.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attacked the foundations of democracy. If he wins his 2020 reelection bid, things could get a lot worse.
The AP took powerful, intimate reporting on the dangerous journey of Ethiopian migrants to Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
The country's parliamentary elections are a measure of popular support for confrontation with the U.S.
According to the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration, the number of women making the trip jumped from nearly 15,000 in 2018 to more than 22,000 in 2019.
Monika Bulaj documents endangered rituals around the world.
Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow Carly Graf from Medill School of Journalism reports on how Palestinian resistance starts with what people eat.
With its systematic torture, Ras al-Ara in Yemen is a particular hell on the arduous, 900-mile journey from the Horn of Africa to oil-rich Saudi Arabia.
Asylum seekers to Israel are faced with a number of struggles. For example, there are many anti-immigrant polices that force them into undesirable situations in order to remain in the country.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
As Iraq's religious and ethnic minority groups return to Mosul and the Nineveh plains, how are they supposed to rebuild not only their homes, but also their relations with one another?
The war against ISIS in Iraq is officially over. Now the government faces another momentous task: It must bring those responsible to account.
Will a recent concerted multilateral effort by governments to protect the rights of migrant domestic workers in the Middle East be enough to change a culture of abuse and exploitation?
Recently, Saudi Arabia has marketed a new image as a more liberal, modernizing nation. Yet at home, the government is cracking down on political expression of all kinds with unprecedented aggression.
As the conflict in Yemen enters its fourth year, PBS NewsHour 's Marcia Biggs travels to the Middle East's poorest nation to report on what the U.N. is calling the "world's worst humanitarian crisis."
After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan and his father make a new life for themselves in Winnipeg, Canada.
A war fought in the name of the Yemeni people has exposed dirty deals by all parties to the conflict, including U.S. allies, and pushed the nation to the brink of famine.
Having survived political oppression and massacres, they came to Israel seeking asylum. But now they’ve been ordered to leave and their future is in limbo.
Three years into the civil and international war, Yemen's health systems are failing. This project will show the variety of health challenges facing Yemenis: trauma, cholera, chronic, and shortage.
The Shia clerics of the Marjai’yah wield growing power and influence in Iraq. What will they do with it?
Journalist Ben Taub discusses his project, "The Assad Files," the story of how a group of war crimes investigators smuggled 600,000 pages of government documents out of Syria.
Scott Anderson discusses how he chronicles the lives of six people to tell the story of the collapse of the Middle East. "We're all living with the fall-out of what has happened in this region."
Pulitzer Prize-winning filmmaker and video journalist for The New York Times, Ben C. Solomon, discusses his VR film, "The Fight for Falluja."
Reporter Robin Shulman reports on Canada's enthusiasm to welcome Syrian refugees, as citizens feel empowered to help Syrians in what has become a popular movement.
Writer Luke Mogelson discusses reporting on the frontlines of the Mosul Liberation Force's fight against ISIS in Iraq.
Grantee Jeanne Carstensen reports on the Syrian refugee crisis and Greece's reaction to the influx of migrants crossing its borders.
Uri Blau used U.S. and Israeli tax records to connect the dots between American tax-exempt charities and their Israeli beneficiaries operating over the Green Line.
From Tehran's famous Bazaar to Friday Prayers, Iranians give their opinions on the nuclear deal.
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?
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.
A new generation of leaders is in power in Saudi Arabia. Journalist Elizabeth Dickinson travels to Riyadh to find out what the shift means for the Kingdom—and in the broader Middle East.
Journalist Emily Feldman discusses the two questions that drew her to northern Iraq to report on the Yazidis, nearly one year after ISIS fighters brutally targeted the religious minority.
The makers of award-winning documentary 'We Became Fragments' talked with middle schoolers in Washington, D.C about exploring the world through film.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
Pulitzer Center student fellow Caron Creighton will share her reporting on the lives of African asylum-seekers in Israel.
This week: accounts from fathers and sons affected by the conflict in Yemen, threats to Hungary's democracy, and Israel's new policy forcing migrants to take desperate measures.
Here you will find 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.
"Finding Home" has been nominated in the Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary category for the 2018 News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Diana Markosian discusses her recent project photographing young refugees learning to swim.
This Week: Nearly one in five children in America suffers from being poor, deportations are straining relations between Australia and New Zealand, and ISIS has undermined faith in Iraq.
Yemeni detainees being without charges decry abuse, the search for the Tasmanian tiger continues despite its supposed extinction, and the 2016 peace deal in Colombia has opened new areas to scientists.
This week: making local-global connections with international news stories, joining a pedagogy workshop on teaching conflict, and practicing slow journalism in New York City.
Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker, and Francesca Trianni's project "Finding Home" has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence in Social Media and Excellence in Innovation.
Panelists at the "Beyond War" conference share stories of local peacebuilding efforts.
Students explore a multimedia story about refugee families to identify causes and possible responses to the refugee crisis and connect with those affected by it.
Students analyze how photojournalist applies different photography techniques to communicate his reporting on a variety of global issues in order to plan and execute their own photo stories.
In this lesson, students investigate landai poetry and the women who create them in order to write poems that address taboos facing their own communities.
This lesson, designed for journalists and journalism students, uses the film "Facing Risk" to guide a conversation about the impact of reporting dangerous stories on journalists and their families.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students learn about the emerging cohort of women lawyers in Saudi Arabia and explore the history, culture, and politics of Saudi Arabia to understand the situation for women lawyers and law...
In this lesson, students learn about the experience of international reporting from Iona Craig’s work in Yemen and her reflections on the reporting process.
This group of lessons explores the interplay between religion and power. Students evaluate the degree to which religious forces impact the strength of a country's democratic institutions.
Students analyze why religions have internal conflicts and discuss whether these conflicts are truly religious in nature.
This art lesson is an examination of the conflict in the Middle East. Students will learn about the basics of Islamic Art, and create their own artwork to contribute positively to this global crisis.
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 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.