Taiwanese Flock to Civil Defense Training Ahead of Potential Chinese Invasion
“We have no right to ask others to help us if we are not prepared to defend ourselves,” Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said.
How China’s Appetite for Rosewood Fuels Illegal Logging in Ghana
Soaring demand for luxury furniture in Asia is decimating Ghana’s forests while creating a lucrative but environmentally destructive industry.
Ukraine Braces for a Brutal Winter Under Russian Bombs
Those who return home find shattered houses, no heat, and the worst yet to come.
The Ukrainian Village That Sacrificed Itself for Kherson
One small town in Ukraine held off a Russian attack and helped liberate a key regional capital.
Ukrainians Returning to Liberated Towns Find Utter Destruction
For many coming home to Ukraine’s east, their prewar lives are a distant dream.
Pakistan’s Farmers Are Already Bracing for the Next Disaster
In Sindh province, the food insecurity that followed extreme flooding may be a harbinger for the climate future.
In Northern Kosovo, Tensions Threaten to Boil Over
The Kosovo government’s laws on ID cards and license plates have enraged ethnic Serbs and heightened tensions between the young nation’s fractured communities.
One Year Later, Afghanistan Is a Land of Shrugs and Sadness
The return of the Taliban may have ended the fighting. The suffering goes on.
Taliban Wage War Over Coal in Northern Afghanistan
The battle for cash pits the Kabul extremists against Hazara locals.
Civilians on Ukraine’s Front Lines Face Food and Water Shortages and Worse—Lack of Medication
The battle for the Donbas could well be the deadliest phase of the war.
Moldova Welcomes Ukrainian Refugees but Fears for Its Own Future
The country has offered solidarity to neighbors fleeing Russia’s war. Will it get more support from the EU?
In Colombia, the Pandemic Provides Fertile Ground for Illegal Armed Groups
Criminal bands and fighters are capitalizing on fear to expand their control in vulnerable communities.
How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Silencing Dissent and Sparking Repression
A look at how protests, political violence, and conflict have played out during the pandemic.
In Cambodia, a Spiritual Army Battles an Earthly Pandemic
With little faith in the government’s coronavirus response, many rural Cambodians are turning to the divine.
Separated Iranian Families Have Been In Self-Isolation For Years
Since U.S President Donald Trump's 2017 travel ban went into effect, thousands of Iranians have been separated from their families in the United States.
A Desperate Scramble to Prevent the Pandemic at a U.S.-Mexico Border Camp
With 2,500 asylum-seekers packed in tightly and no coronavirus tests available, doctors and volunteers are doubtful that education will be enough to prevent the spread of the virus.
As America Shuts Its Doors, Afghan Refugees Are Stuck in Turkey
The Trump administration has made it nearly impossible for Afghans who aided U.S. troops to claim asylum in the United States. Instead, thousands who aided Americans on the battlefield are stranded in a country that doesn't want them.
The World’s Mothers Are Watching Ever More Babies Die of Starvation
Malnutrition is passed from one generation to the next between mother and child—unless someone commits to stopping the deadly cycle.