Brit-Yank journalist & consultant roving around the Middle East.
Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security, @NatGeo, @Newsweek, @bbc etc
Jan 2, 2017
When foreign troops packed up and left the Sahara after World War II, they left behind a diabolical maze of landmines.
Mar 6, 2016
King Farouk, deposed in 1952, may have gone down in history as a lousy ruler. But these days Egyptians are inclined to say, ‘Compared to what?’
Jul 18, 2015
As the country’s travails drag on, more and more Egyptians are turning to tramadol to dull the pain of a stalled economy.
Dec 25, 2014
Divided and drained by war, Syrian Christians are determined to celebrate for the first time in four years.
Dec 5, 2014
The jihadists’ advance has prompted a murder spree so massive that some groups have stopped publishing their death counts for fear of misleading the public.
Aug 24, 2014
A journey to both sides of the Holy City’s ‘racist abyss.’
Jun 29, 2014
Reeling from regional developments and disillusioned with the West, some Iraqi Christians are looking to Russia for support.
Jun 16, 2014
On the porous desert border with Egypt, guns, cash and other illicit goods flow from Libya’s lawless frontier toward buyers in the Middle East.