Brit-Yank freelance journalist roving around the Middle East.
Currently writing about regional geopolitics for National Geographic and others.
Nov 14, 2017
Battered by shifting resources, desperate farmers were driven into terror recruiters’ clutches. Can it happen again?
Nov 7, 2017
ISIS suicide bombers devour it as a last supper. Iraqi exiles clamor for it. Such was Saddam Hussein’s love of this fishy delicacy that it might have even betrayed his whereabouts to U.S. troops. For centuries, Iraqis of...
Aug 9, 2017
It’s been 12 years since Omar Hassan Majed fled Baghdad, but it sometimes feels as if he never left home. Hustling from room to room at his oncology clinic in Amman, Jordan, he jokes with the Iraqi nursing staff and...
Jun 23, 2017
Fewer foreign visitors and political chaos has led some Egyptians to turn to hunting Nile crocodiles as a source of revenue.
Jun 11, 2017
For at least six of the past 10 years, Ali Saed, a farmer, grew no crops. The rain in his little corner of northern Iraq was too meager, as was the flow of a nearby irrigation canal. He was only a...
Nov 14, 2016
Jun 23, 2015