After ISIS, the Kurdish question

The Kurds have played a key role in the Syrian war. With U.S. military aid, a Kurdish militia called the YPG has done a large share of the ground fighting that has led to the near-defeat of the Islamic State...

Olympic diplomacy in Korea

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea have kicked off with official luge, biathlon and ski jumping training sessions. But these games may be remembered for more than just who skied the fastest or...

Brazil prison conditions fuel gang crisis

Back in January 2017, Brazil experienced a wave of massive and grisly prison riots. More than 130 inmates were killed in a few weeks in fighting between rival gangs. Many of the of the dead were decapitated or...

Debating overpopulation

Overpopulation has been debated since British economist Thomas Malthus famously warned in 1798 that humans could reproduce far faster than they could increase their food supply. But since Malthus's time,...

India’s missing girls

In the next decade, India may pass China to become the world’s most populous country. But there’s something odd about India’s population. The country has tens of millions fewer women and girls than...

Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. speaks out

On this special edition of Global Journalist, we take a step back from international news to hear from Leonard Pitts Jr., a Pulitzer-winning syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald. Pitts is well-known...

North Korea women’s rights

North Korea’s human rights record is among the worst in the world. But women in North Korea face particular challenges. North Korea is a patriarchal society and the man has long been seen as the head of...

Photo editor Golon, author Engel speak on successes

On this special edition of Global Journalist, host Jason McLure speaks with two distinguished journalists about their road to success. MaryAnne Golon, the director of photography of the Washington Post,...

Trump’s Islam rhetoric tested NPR reporter Khalid

Those who listened to NPR's coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign regularly heard the dispatches of political reporter Asma Khalid. During the race, Khalid distinguished herself for her ability to...

The looted antiquities trade

Conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere has fueled a booming trade in looted antiquities from archaeological sites and museums. Millions of dollars worth of artifacts have disappeared, with some...