June 24, 2014 / The Nation by Jenna Krajeski

Oil-rich and ethnically divided, Kirkuk is one of Iraq's most fought over cities. With ISIS moving along its border, Kirkuk finds itself yet again at the center of conflict.

June 23, 2014 / Foreign Policy by Ivan Sigal

Karachi makes headlines with spectacular terror attacks, but the city's real insecurity problems are more mundane and intractable.

June 17, 2014 / Time by Jason Motlagh

Confined to squalid camps, supposedly for their own "protection," Burma's persecuted Rohingya are slowly succumbing to starvation, despair and disease. Some are calling it a crime against humanity.

June 10, 2014 / Voice of America by Sebastian Meyer

Drawing on their very personal and painful past, a group of Iraqi Kurdish photographers is attempting to give something back as their region becomes a home for those less fortunate.

June 6, 2014 / Roads & Kingdoms by Jenna Krajeski

These Kurdish villagers once fought Saddam Hussein. Now they are fighting Exxon Mobil.

May 28, 2014 / Foreign Policy by Jeffrey E. Stern

The seventh in Jeffrey Stern's series of oral histories from Afghans preparing for life as US and NATO forces leave Afghanistan. With special guest contributor Moh. Sayed Madadi.

May 22, 2014 / The New York Review of Books by Joshua Hammer

Josh Hammer documents a deteriorating situation in Mali following the 2012 coup and subsequent takeover by Islamic militants of a large chunk of the country’s north.

May 21, 2014 / Untold Stories by Aaron Ross, Rijasolo

After a reporting project in Madagascar, Aaron reflects on the challenge for journalists of getting Africa "right."

May 15, 2014 / The New Yorker by Jenna Krajeski

Coal is Turkey’s most exploited indigenous source of energy. And it is at the center of political power.

May 14, 2014 / The Revealer by Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer

A small but worrying number of Iraqi Kurds have joined militant Islamist fighting in Syria. Is it simply religious fervor dictating their choices?

May 1, 2014 / The New Yorker by Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer

Violence in Anbar province has displaced tens of thousands of families. A Kurdish resort town struggles to adjust to an influx of the displaced.

April 25, 2014 / National Geographic by Joshua Hammer

The librarian revived interest in Mali's illustrious past...then had to save it from jihadists.