Publications

Harper's

Here a City Shall Be Wrought

Fourteen miles down the road from their ruined homes, survivors of China's devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake try to rebuild their lives in a new model town designed by the central government.

How the Islamic State Was Won

How did a terror organization considered too bloody for Al Qaeda morph into something like a government with its own territory—and with troops at the border of a NATO member state?

Iraqi Kurdistan: Marooned at the Mall

When the Islamic State pushed Iraqi Christians from their homes, many fled to Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. There, some sought refuge in the concrete frame of a future shopping mall.