Ghana, Egypt face assaults on press

On the surface, Ghana and Egypt couldn't be more different places when it comes free expression. Ghana ranks higher than the U.S. and U.K. by some...

Countering extremism in Central Asia

More people joined the Islamic State from former Soviet republics than from any other region outside the Middle East. On this special edition of...

Boko Haram unbowed

The Islamic State’s attacks in Europe earlier this year made headlines around the world. But there’s another terrorist group that by some...

The life and death of James Foley

For many Americans, the Islamic State was first burned in our minds as a threat back in August 2014. That’s when the terror group released chilling...

Libya, the failed state

After Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from Libya in 2011, there was hope for a peaceful and democratic future in one of Africa's largest...

The dangers of reporting in Somalia

For much of its population, Somalia is a difficult and dangerous place to live. That’s particularly true for reporters. Practicing journalism in...