Case Studies

Each story presents its unique challenges. See how these got made.

Crisis Guide: Iran

Project Description

Iran’s ambitions as a regional power, its links to groups considered terrorist organizations, and tensions within the Iranian regime pose a range of challenges to its neighbors and the world. Drawing on the insights of more than twenty-five leading analysts, government officials, and journalists, this interactive guide explores these challenges and offers a range of expert opinions on the policy options for addressing them. The guide also uses multimedia elements to trace the country’s history, examine its oil-driven economy, and survey its controversial nuclear program.

Skills

  • Script Writing
  • Video Editing

The Emerging Arctic

Project Description

This interactive feature examines the economic opportunities and environmental risks emerging in the Arctic. Climate change, technological advances, and a growing demand for natural resources are driving a new era of development in the Arctic region. Many experts assert that Arctic summers could be free of sea ice in a matter of decades, opening the region up to hundreds of billions of dollars in investment, most notably in energy production and shipping.

Project Details

Skills Video, Mapping, Data Viz
View www.cfr.org/arctic


The Time of the Kurds

Project Description

An estimated 30 million Kurds live in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, and remain one of the world’s largest ethnic groups without a sovereign state. The destabilization of Iraq, the civil war in Syria, and the rise of the Islamic State present both challenges and opportunities for the Kurds. The latest InfoGuide in CFR’s multimedia explainer series, “InfoGuide: The Time of the Kurds,” outlines these dynamics, their historical underpinnings, and how they could reshape the Middle East.

Project Details

Skills Writing, Video, Infographics
View www.cfr.org/kurds


Ending Child Marriage

Project Description

A deep examination of the threat that child marriage poses both to the prosperity and stability of the countries in which it is prevalent and to U.S. development and foreign policy interests. “Child marriage is linked to poor health, curtailed education, violence, and instability, and perpetuates an intergenerational cycle of poverty that is difficult to break, as the InfoGuide shows,” said CFR Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy Rachel B. Vogelstein, formerly director of policy and senior adviser on global women’s issues at the U.S. State Department. “Its effects harm not only girls but entire families, communities, and economies—and U.S. interests around the world.”

Project Details

Skills Writing, Video, Mapping
View www.cfr.org/childmarriage