War and Conflict

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Searching for Afghanistan’s Missing Women
New in The FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast: Correspondent Ramita Navai talks about investigating the Taliban’s crackdown on women for the documentary “Afghanistan Undercover.”
August 11, 2022
'You Feel Safe One Second and Then Boom': A Conversation With the Filmmakers of 'Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack'
The filmmakers of "Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack" spoke about documenting life under bombardment and why they felt it was important to bring this story to an American audience.
August 2, 2022
Life Underground: Inside a Kharkiv Metro Station, Home to Hundreds Amid Russia’s Attack on Ukraine
‘We understand there’s a war. But we don’t understand why it has started,’ said one 10-year-old living underground. An excerpt from the new documentary "Ukraine: Life Under Russia’s Attack."
August 2, 2022
Ukraine Pushes to Try Alleged War Crimes as Fighting Rages
Around Ukraine’s capital region, where Russian forces pulled out four months ago, much of the work of documenting crime scenes and interviewing witnesses has been done. Now a new, more difficult phase in the search for accountability is underway: finding those responsible.
July 25, 2022
People wait to receive bread in Kabul
Afghanistan Undercover
An undercover investigation into the Taliban’s crackdown on women in Afghanistan.
August 9, 2022
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Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack
A dramatic and intimate look inside the Russian assault on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
August 2, 2022
U.N. Says Ukraine Bears Share of Blame for Nursing Home Attack
In a war awash in atrocities, the deadly March 11 attack on a nursing home near the Ukrainian village of Stara Krasnyanka stood out for its cruelty. But a new United Nations report has found Ukraine’s armed forces share the blame for what happened, effectively making the building a target.
July 9, 2022
War Crimes Watch: Targeting Ukraine Schools, Russia Bombs the Future
The destruction of schools is about more than toppling buildings and maiming bodies, experts told our reporting partner The Associated Press. It hinders a nation’s ability to rebound after the fighting stops, injuring entire generations.
May 17, 2022
'This Tears my Soul Apart': A Ukrainian Boy and an Execution
Fifteen-year-old Yura’s extraordinary account alleging an attempted execution by Russian soldiers stands out as international justice experts descend on Bucha, a center of horrors and possible war crimes in Ukraine.
May 12, 2022
War Crimes Watch: The Woman Who Would Make Putin Pay
Ukraine’s prosecutor general has already opened over 8,000 criminal investigations related to the war and identified over 500 suspects, including Russian ministers, military commanders and propagandists. From our investigation with the AP, read and watch.
April 15, 2022
War Crimes Watch Ukraine: View our regularly updated tracker.
Documenting evidence of potential war crimes in Ukraine.
April 11, 2022
War Crimes Watch: A Devastating Walk Through the Horrors of Bucha, Ukraine
In Bucha, Ukraine, death is abundant, but satisfactory explanations for it are not. Read an on-the-ground report from our partner The Associated Press.
April 9, 2022