Brit-Yank journalist & consultant roving around the Middle East.
Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security, @NatGeo, @Newsweek, @bbc etc
Dec 11, 2017
After 200 years, the sad story of Qurna, a so-called ‘village of looters’, is coming to a close
Nov 22, 2017
Summer is always scorching in Amman, Jordan, but last July was particularly brutal for Tarek el-Qaisi, a mechanic who lives with his family in the eastern part of the city. A gang of thieves tapped…
Nov 14, 2017
Battered by shifting resources, desperate farmers were driven into terror recruiters’ clutches. Can it happen again?
Nov 7, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
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…
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 few…
Apr 24, 2017
Thomas Cook’s tours set the stage for today’s tourism industry