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  • The Sounds of Mali

    A land of desolation and scarcity, the Sub-Saharan country of Mali once known for its music has come to be known for its perpetual conflict. Once home to an internationally renowned music festival, the mystical ancient city of Timbuktu has come to be known for its extreme danger.

    At one time, Ti...

  • Two Degrees Celsius

    Since 1980 the average temperature of the Earth’s surface has been on an unprecedented climb, with the last decade seeing temperatures reading nearly a full degree Celsius higher than average year over year. Scientific research warns that a global rise of 2 degrees Celsius is a point of no return...

  • The Molecule Movers


    With black market chemists working around the clock to circumvent global narcotics sales laws, synthetic drugs have taken the global market by storm. From North America to Europe, legal chemical alternatives to conventional illicit drugs are popping up at alarming rate. With new chemical substa...

  • Rise Up: Poverty Alleviation

    The United Nations’ goal to end global poverty by 2030 has never been at greater risk. After decades of substantial progress, the global COVID-19 pandemic now threatens to derail the colossal humanitarian effort.

    However, all hope is not yet lost. Thanks to the efforts of those offering servic...

  • Rise Up: Poverty Alleviation in China

    China's massive anti-poverty campaign faces its biggest challenge yet as COVID-19 takes its toll. Despite the global pandemic, the on-the-ground work to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020 pushes forward.

    Infrastructure, such as railways and highways, represents new opportunities for China's poo...

  • State of Fear: The U.S. Legacy in El Salvador

    El Salvador ranks among the world’s most dangerous places. Violent crime associated with gang activity creating war zone like conditions in a nation that has been at peace for nearly three decades. These conditions have caused thousands to flee the country for the nearby United States.

    Once in t...

  • The Spanish Gate

    Spain’s location makes it a pathway for North African narcos moving drugs to Europe as mere 9 miles separates Morocco from Spain’s coast. A speed boat under the cover of night can cross the Straits of Gibraltar in a matter of minutes.

    In 2019, over 21,000 kilos cocaine were intercepted by Spanis...

  • Running Water: COVID-19 in Africa

    With the global COVID-19 pandemic still in full swing, people across the world are being advised to constantly wash their hands to avoid contracting the virus. However, for some this suggestion proves more challenging than others.

    South Africa and Kenya are two nations suffering from water scarc...

  • A Long Lost War: The U.S. Military in Afghanistan

    The last four decades have seen Afghanistan exist as a nation ravaged by perpetual war following successive invasions by the Soviet Union and the United States. Today, left mainly on its own, Afghanistan remains in a state of civil unrest as its government continues its battle for hegemony agains...

  • Pandemic Response


    The United States has seen more deaths from COVID-19 than any other nation in the world. With divided public opinion and legislative action, the United States has struggled to get a grasp on the pandemic and prevent its further spread.
    Now under federal pressure to return to daily life, busines...

  • Collateral: Drug Trafficking During COVID-19

    Most industries have felt adverse effects as COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly across the United States and Mexico; this includes the illicit world of drug trafficking.

    Due to the economic hardships faced by people on both sides of the border, more people are turning to either purchasing or t...

  • Reconciliation: Colombia's Journey for Peace

    In 2016 the Colombian government and rebels from the country’s largest militant group, the Leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army known as the FARC signed a pivotal accord hoping to bring an end to over four decades of civil war.

    Though four years have passed since the cont...

  • Up North

    ‘Up North’ takes viewers to Norway, Russia and France to see how wildfires, lack of snow and melting ice are impacting daily life as temperatures continue to climb.

  • Infection: COVID-19 in Latin America


    As Asia, Europe and North America make plans and work towards reopening their countries and economies; Latin America is still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.
    With existing infrastructural challenges, dense and large populations and economic difficulty challenging its residents, Latin Americ...

  • I Can’t Breathe: Racism in the U.S.

    The debate on racial equality has reached fever-pitch in the United States following the death of George Floyd. Floyd died of forced asphyxiation, handcuffed in police custody, sparking nationwide protests and outrage.

    As protests, riots and a militarized police presence fills streets from coast...

  • Widespread

    Though the entire world is struggling to overcome the COVID-19 epidemic, no countries have been hit harder than the United States, Italy and Spain where infection and death tolls continue to climb.

    With the epidemic continuing to grow, medical workers and first responders in these countries co...

  • The New Germans

    Between 2014 and 2017 6.5 million people traveled to Germany attempting to call the country home. At the height of the refugee crisis, Germany was a preferred asylum destination for millions.

    Attracted by Germany’s strong economy and social welfare state, 1.7 million sought asylum in the countr...

  • Made in Different Places

  • Deserted

    Nearly a million peopled unlawfully immigrated to the United States between 2013 and 2015 according to the Department of Homeland Security. Many of these immigrants claimed asylum at the United States’ southern Border with Mexico.
    Fleeing violence, drug cartels and poverty these journeys continu...

  • The Red Line: Gun Violence in the US

    St. Louis was once one of the largest cities in the United States, but today the city is in decline. The city that was once home to a population nearing a million and a healthy industry is now ravaged by poverty, crime, and violence.
    Further complicating the city’s decay is endemic segregation ...

  • Babel

    Since 2015 Europe has been divided in finding a response to the refugee crisis. Temporary camps endure and migrant vessels continue to capsize in the Mediterranean as the Europeans struggle to find a solution or compromise.

    At the core of this stalemate, is a fundamental disagreement in what it...

  • China's AI Revolution

    Artificial intelligence (AI), it’s often categorized as ‘bleeding edge’ technology, believed to be the catalyst for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a roadmap for the future. Though in its infancy, AI’s already showing signs of its potential; giving machines the ability to mimic and surpass huma...

  • Black Cloud: The Future of Coal in the United States

    Coal mining is ingrained in the Appalachian identity. As this region of the Eastern United States lagged in economic development, coal mining became its crutch, offering the only means of making living to thousands of Americans.

    With environmental and profitability concerns on the rise; can this...

  • Overdose

    It’s been declared a public health emergency in the U.S., claiming 130 lives every day. And with more than 11.4 million people abusing prescription opioids, and hundreds of thousands turning to heroin for the first time, this is a crisis that is grappling an entire nation. The devastating consequ...