In today’s globalized and fast-changing world, international security issues have morphed beyond political and military conflicts between nations. Cyber-sabotage, asymmetric warfare, terrorism, weapons trafficking, climate change, and depletion of natural resources are all threats that straddle borders and affect international security for all of us. This project puts the perspectives of a younger, global generation front and center. How are they meeting the challenge of these transnational threats?
While many in Iraq's north are happy that the Kurdish militias are taking territory back from ISIS, Iraq's Arabs in the north are also afraid about what it will mean for them. Some Kurdish Peshmerga fighters these days are declaring an end to cooperation with Arabs.
Science, Tech & Environment
Few journalists, let alone readers, can get into Syria to do reporting on one of the world's most important wars. But what if they could step foot into the towns and villages of a war zone from thousands of miles away? We may soon find out.
Arts, Culture & Media
Arnas Fedaravičius is a 23-year-old actor who plays "James Snow," a character on a Russian spy mini-series who seems suspiciously like former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. So what's it's like to be Snowden, right down to the glasses?
"Meryem" was a force on Twitter during the Gezi Park protests, tweeting news and information in Turkish and in English. She was covering the protests 22 hours a day — but that's a difficult pace to maintain when protest movements lose steam.
One of Tunisia's presidential candidates is getting an unexpected rock star treatment: 87-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, a longtime politician who's built in the mold of Tunisia's first president and other old-guarders. But some youth believe he's the only candidate who's serious about their concerns.
Lifestyle & Belief
Vienna's classrooms are becoming the front lines in Austria's battle to stop radicalized young people from joining the extremist group ISIS.
Rainey’s parents came to Lebanon from Sri Lanka 20 years ago to get away from their country’s civil war. In fact, Lebanon has become something of a haven for a quarter million migrant workers from Asia and Africa, who tend to be employed as maids, trash collectors, and gas station attendants. They come to escape economic and political hardship back home.
Ryan and Noor are best friends. In Lebanon, they are an unlikely match. Ryan belongs to a religious sect called the Druze, and Noor is a Sunni Muslim. With the way things are in this country, kids from different religious groups do not normally hang out, let alone become inseparable friends.
Karen and her family once lived a happy life in Aleppo, Syria. But when the civil war arrived in their city, they fled to Lebanon in the middle of the night with little more than a few suitcases, and their two-week stay has now lasted two years.
Syria's official news agency, SANA, publishes a website in eight language — including most recently in Hebrew. The Syrian regime added Hebrew, the official language of Israel, to "gain the upper hand in the battle for public opinion."