Publications

Harper's

May 14, 2017|

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.

October 21, 2014|

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?

September 30, 2014|

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.

July 16, 2014|

Turkey: What the Camera Saw

Multiple cameras recorded the moment of Turkish protester Ahmet Atakan's death, but does the footage prove anything?