After a trip to the Communist-ruled Caribbean island in winter 2014, I wrote about how dozens of companies offer mainstream Americans the chance to interact with Cubans, and why Havana’s leaders make halting changes, but no one expects a quick end to the economic blockade.
Al Jazeera’s in-depth look back at a year of leaks by the ex-NSA contractor who fled from Hawaii to Hong Kong to Russia after releasing loads of documents on surveillance in the U.S. and around the world. The information is compiled from the news outlets that first reported the data.
Al Jazeera online producer Ben Piven covers key US political issues of the 2012 presidential election from middle America beyond the campaign trail’s battlegrounds. He reports on voters in four states so Republican-leaning that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney invests much electoral capital. Click for all articles and a map of the journey.
A series of Al Jazeera English interactive features from 2012 explores four key themes in the growing regional tension between Iran and allies of the US and Israel. Mapping Iran’s Nuclear Sites looks at what is known about key installations; Iran and Israel: Comparing military machines analyzes the hardware numbers of the two main adversaries; […]
Haiti suffered a tremendous calamity in January. During a week of reporting around Port-au-Prince, Mohammad Al-Kassim and I documented tent cities, peacekeepers, nightclubs, and Haitian mass transit. We wrote about the first big opposition rally since the quake and about the Haitian idea of destiny. Listen to my Haiti radio appearance on the Marc Steiner […]
A 6-part Worldfocus multimedia series on the people and culture of North Korea. Watch original footage from August 2009 of the Pyongyang Metro, rural countryside, Demilitarized Zone and everyday North Korean civilians. Read about an interview with a North Korean army major who explains why the stalemate remains. See traffic girls directing cars and Juche […]