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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

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Linked by Mobile Phones, Syrian Refugees Stay Connected

May 26, 2016 | Liam Maloney

A photo installation explores how refugees separated from friends and family manage to remain connected.

Journalists in Pakistan Unite to Fight Violence Against Media

March 24, 2016 | Owais Aslam Ali

In a country where violence against media is common, an initiative is creating a united front—and a sense that an attack on one media outlet is an attack on them all.

Filmmakers in Syria Humanize a Conflict Overwhelmed by Media Images

March 16, 2016 | Ali Atassi

To counterbalance endless images of violence and rubble, a group in Syria is training filmmakers to excavate personal stories from the conflict.

You Can’t Bomb Your Way to Peace

February 19, 2016 | Larry Attree

A new series of reports shows the futility of using direct force to pursue global stability.

Between Two Countries Often at Odds, a Youth Alliance Forms

February 17, 2016 | Zubair Azam, Suleiman Amanzad

Young delegates from Afghanistan and Pakistan toured each other’s countries, finding common ground and learning that they’re not so different after all.

How Businesses Profit from Israeli Settlements

February 12, 2016 | Shawan Jabarin

Settlement businesses are perpetuating the Israeli occupation and violating Palestinians’ most basic rights. Palestinian civil society has worked hard to expose their complicity.

Five Years After the Revolution, Tunisia’s Fragile Transition Still Inspires Hope

January 13, 2016 | Ammar Abu Zayyad

Grim as the future may sometimes look, the country continues to work toward freedom and democracy.

Afghan Photo Exhibit Seeks to Redefine Peace

December 22, 2015 | Wahida Paikan

Over a hundred photos taken by Afghan photographers convey the message that ending war in the country cannot come at any price.

Can “Hot Spot Policing” Help Solve Pakistan’s Crime Problem?

December 8, 2015 | Bisma Khan, Zulfiqar Hameed

The strategy allows law enforcement to focus resources in areas where criminal activity is concentrated.

How a Protest in Afghanistan Instilled Hope for the Country’s Future

November 17, 2015 | Shaharzad Akbar

After the beheadings of seven innocent members of an ethnic minority, Afghans hoped their protest would draw attention to the violence—but it achieved something far more profound.

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