Brit-Yank freelance journalist roving around the Middle East.
Currently writing about regional geopolitics for National Geographic and others.
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 few…
Apr 24, 2017
Thomas Cook’s tours set the stage for today’s tourism industry
Mar 21, 2017
Egypt's ballooning birth rate and severe food and water shortage could threaten its national security.
Feb 6, 2017
After decades of strife, the world’s first civilization is losing many of its animals, such as otters, deer, songbirds, and more.
Jan 18, 2017
In the country’s southern marshes, the government is helping families to rebuild their floating communities, 25 years after the land was drained
Jan 2, 2017
When foreign troops packed up and left the Sahara after World War II, they left behind a diabolical maze of landmines.
Dec 21, 2016
Egypt's farmers are going back to school to learn how to adapt to a drying land.