Statelessness in the Dominican Republic and Why it Matters

Story by  Daniella Emami | emami.d@husky.neu.edu In late 2013, the highest court of the Dominican Republic declared that children of undocumented Haitian immigrants were no longer entitled to their citizenship, regardless of if they had been born in the country or how long their families had lived there. Authorities were instructed to look into the birth…

The Third Bailout

Story by Rachel Abastillas | abastillas.r@husky.neu.edu White sand beaches and clear blue waters are a couple of the reasons why Greece is one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations. In early 2014, as approximately 20 million tourists vacationed in Greece, it almost went unnoticed that the country was suffering a major economic crisis. With tourism accounting…

A Global Network of Narcos

Story by Alex Jones | jones.ale@husky.neu.edu It seems like the cartels are everywhere lately. They’re in our news with stories featuring the second recapture of kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman, leader of one of the most powerful criminal groups in the world. They’re on our TV, making appearances on shows like Breaking Bad and the recent Netflix…

Answering the Questions Behind Boko Haram

Story by Devin Windelspecht | windelspecht.d@husky.neu.edu On February 1st, 2016, events in Nigeria once again seized global headlines. Fighters from Boko Haram, West Africa’s most notorious and deadly militant group, stormed the small town of Dalori in the northeast of the country, killing 86 people, including children. Horror stories emerged of militants firebombing houses with people…

Sudan Bombing Its Own People

Story by Caroline Boschetto | boschetto.c@husky.neu.edu For half a decade, the Sudanese government has waged a violent war against its own citizens  with bombings that target the southern provinces of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. These government bombings have caused widespread destruction, death, and displacement, according to Nuba Reports, a Sudan-based news source focused on the…

Cypriot Talks

Story by Tim Ballesteros | ballesteros.t@husky.neu.edu A small island-nation located in the Mediterranean Sea, with a long history of divide and turmoil, is at the heart of discussion between nations once again. The country straddles the lines between Europe and Asia, and has ties to both, through Greece and Turkey, respectively. More notably, the island is…

The Public Reacts to Terror in Kenya

Story by Colleen Luibrand | luibrand.c@husky.neu.edu It appeared to be an ordinary morning at Garissa University in northeast Kenya on April 2, 2015. Several students were gathered at the on-campus mosque for their morning prayer rituals, and many others were sleeping or studying for exams. Things turned deadly shortly after 5 a.m., when gunshots echoed throughout…

The Truth About Hill Tribes

Story and photo by Caroline Boschetto | boschetto.c@husky.neu.edu The day that the deafening military helicopter descended upon eight-year old Niti’s Akha village in northern Thailand was the last day that she saw her father for over twenty years. Never having had contact with the people, culture, or technology outside the bounds of her isolated hill tribe,…

Understanding the Recent Violence in Jerusalem

Story by Devin Windelspecht | windelspecht.d@husky.neu.edu Photo by Yasmeen Al-Haj | alhaj.y@husky.neu.edu On October 1st, Etim and Naama Henkin were killed while driving in their car near the Israeli settlement of Itamar on the West Bank. The attacks were claimed by Al Asque Martyrs Brigade, an extremist militant organization which swears allegiance to the Palestinian political party…

Earthquake Aftermath for Nepal

Story and photo by Katie Brown | brown.k@husky.neu.edu Tucked away in a remote corner of the world, Nepal is perhaps easy to miss amongst a long list of struggling, underdeveloped nations, especially when looking with American eyes. On the surface, its story is all too familiar: a narrative of political unrest, newfound democracy, and an undereducated,…

War Crimes in South Ossetia

Story by Tim Ballesteros | ballesteros.t@husky.neu.edu Photo by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu Over a quarter-century has passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union, but stability has yet to be attained in all of the former Soviet Bloc countries. A major contention among some of these countries was the decision to align with either the East or…