Also: Genetically engineered salmon; ‘Aforrestation’ and India’s Indigenous communities


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The New York Times Magazine
Russia’s Real Foreign Policy Goals

Since 2014, Russia has sought to project power throughout the world, from the annexation of Crimea and the war in Eastern Ukraine to its backing of the Assad regime in Syria to its meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But what does she really want? In a fascinating Pulitzer Center-supported longread for The New York Times Magazine, Sarah Topol provides a nuanced view into Vladimir Putin’s motives, as well as the limits of Russian power. 

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PBS NewsHour
Future of Food

Fish is becoming an important source of protein for people around the world, and companies are using technology to increase its availability. In the first part of “The Future of Food,” a Pulitzer Center-supported series for PBS NewsHour, grantees Mark Bittman, Megan Thompson, and Melanie Saltzman report on a Canadian company that believes a genetically-modified salmon may play a key role in meeting global food security demands.

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'Aforrestation' Fund Threatens India's Indigenous Communities

As part of meeting its obligations under the 2015 Paris Climate agreement, India is creating carbon sinks to compensate for new development on forested land. But these so-called “compensatory aforrestation” projects—monoculture plantations on land historically home to Indigenous people—come with surprising human costs. Chitrangada Choudhury reports in a Pulitzer Center-supported investigation for IndiaSpend.

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'This Little Land of Mines' World Premiere
July 18, 2019
Bethesda, Maryland
A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers
July 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.


Symbols of Dissonance: Notes from Brazil's Political Unrest
Rafael Lima

Music in Exile
Musician Profile: Sayed Alam
Sasha Ingber

El Pais
Drica: Defending Territory for Future Generations Means Resistance (Spanish)
Francesc Badia I Dalmases and Pablo Albarenga

The New York Times Magazine
Guantánamo Case to Test Whether Torture Can Be Put on the Docket 
Carol Rosenburg

The Doctor Who Beat Ebola — and Inspires Other Survivors to Care for the Sick
Amy Maxmen

Prospect Magazine
The Lonely Prosecutor: One Man's Historic Fight For Justice in Central Africa
Jack Losh

A Conversation on 'Taken': Pulitzer Center Grantees Spotlight Police Seizures in Texas and Beyond
Meghana Mysore

Pulitzer Center Named 2019 Best Website for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians
Meghana Mysore

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