Brit-Yank freelance journalist roving around the Middle East.
Currently writing about regional geopolitics for National Geographic and others.
Mar 19, 2018
Amid land mines, militants, and air strikes, conservationists are trying to carve out a protected area in the war-torn country. Can they succeed?
Nov 14, 2017
Battered by shifting resources, desperate farmers were driven into terror recruiters’ clutches. Can it happen again?
Jun 23, 2017
Fewer foreign visitors and political chaos has led some Egyptians to turn to hunting Nile crocodiles as a source of revenue.
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.
Dec 21, 2016
Egypt's farmers are going back to school to learn how to adapt to a drying land.
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
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.
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…
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…