Brit-Yank freelance journalist roving around the Middle East.
Currently writing about regional geopolitics for National Geographic and others.
Jun 25, 2016
With groundwater stores drying up in the Middle East and staple crops under pressure, quinoa is the focus of a bold experiment to improve food security
Jun 15, 2016
Civil war has scattered Syria’s bakers, pastry chefs, and restaurateurs. For the foodies—and children—in their new communities, it’s a tasty turn of events.
May 29, 2016
Running a Middle Eastern airport is fairly challenging at the best of times. There are the lovesick hijackers and the
May 11, 2016
Surrounded by six countries, all with their own agendas, the massive body of water is at risk of becoming another casualty of regional strife
May 1, 2016
Thousands of Yazidis have been saved from the jihadi group, but are now victims of infighting among Kurdish militias and the Iraqi government.
Apr 26, 2016
Turning sand into soil has long been a fantasy for many desert-dwelling peoples, and for much of the past few decades, many countries have worked hard to make it a reality. Now, these bids to green…
Apr 22, 2016
No matter where you turn when covering ISIL’s two years of terror in Iraq and Syria, one name repeatedly crops up: Tal Afar.
Apr 6, 2016
As the jihadi group loses ground in northern Iraq, it’s leaving poisoned wells and burnt farms in its wake.
Mar 8, 2016
On returning home after a year hiding in the mountains, Ahmed Hussein Hamad had braced himself for the worst.
ISIS had occupied his village and appropriated his house after a lightning summer…