Brit-Yank journalist & consultant roving around the Middle East.
Fellow @ Center for Climate & Security, Reporting @NatGeo, @Newsweek, @bbc etc
Apr 9, 2019
Mesquite was introduced on purpose from the New World, but the dream of a helpful tree soon turned into a nightmare.
Apr 2, 2019
The country could be one of the world’s great breadbaskets. Instead, land disputes and steep food prices have pushed it to the brink.
Mar 30, 2019
Environmental activists pushing for clean water, restrictions on poaching, and action on climate change have faced prison—or worse
Mar 5, 2019
North Africa is by most measures already an exceedingly hostile environment. It has relatively little arable land, next to no rainfall beyond the narrow coastal strip, and extreme temperature highs,…
Feb 13, 2019
From ancient Mesopotamia to modern-day Iraq, the threat to a region’s water supply is the cruelest cut of all
Jan 16, 2019
From drought to dam dramas, the Middle East continued its grim water trajectory in 2018
Dec 19, 2018
At the precise moment when ISIS fighters were prepping for their retreat from the Iraqi city of Ramadi in February 2016, Hassan Mohammed lay in bed struggling to breathe.
For nine months, through…
Dec 13, 2018
One year after Iraq declared military victory over the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) our report finds that IS’s deliberate destruction of Iraq’s rural environment continues to have…