Brit-Yank journalist & consultant roving around the Middle East.
Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security, @NatGeo, @Newsweek, @bbc etc
Sep 12, 2016
The holy days of Eid al-Adha include the ritual slaughter and sharing of fresh meat. But many Egyptian families can't afford it this year
Sep 6, 2016
The Assad family’s favorite international development organization tried to turn Syria into an agricultural powerhouse. Its failure sparked a civil war.
Jul 28, 2016
The battle between the U.S. and the Confederacy affected global trade in astonishing ways
Jul 17, 2016
Food exhibitions in the Mediterranean region tend to attract a familiar cast of characters. There are the Gulf Arab agribusinesses, looking to expand their reach, and the large-scale European farming…
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