June 11, 2014 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Chris Berdik, Steve Sapienza
Lake Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s “beating heart,” is threatened by the competing needs of a rapidly developing nation. Can a new kind of conservation save it?
April 18, 2014 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Jason Motlagh
In Bangladesh, one year after the worst accident in the history of the garment industry, recovery remains a fragile process, justice seems elusive, and reform has a long way to go.
April 9, 2013 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Dimiter Kenarov
Two States, Three Countries, Four Opponents of Fracking.
March 8, 2010 / Virginia Quarterly Review, Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov
Under the quarter moon, in the high beams of their armored vehicles, US soldiers are gearing up for the most important day of the Iraq War. Seven years ago, this month, the United States and its “...
March 6, 2010 / Virginia Quarterly Review, Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov
Dimiter Kenarov, for the Pulitzer Center Baghdad, Iraq Friday. A day for prayer. Two days before the national elections. Still warm and sunny.
March 5, 2010 / Virginia Quarterly Review, Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov
Pickup trucks, SUVs, military trucks, Humvees, fire trucks, ambulances. Honking. Singing. It all looks like a big tailgate party. “If we were in America, there’d be shitloads of beer,” observes Dave...
March 5, 2010 / Virginia Quarterly Review, Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov
The sky over Baghdad is deep blue. Last night’s rain has washed the air spick-and-span. The day billows with promise—all green palms and golden mosques. Even the Aerostats, the ominous zeppelin-...
March 4, 2010 / Virginia Quarterly Review, Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov
“Lock the rear door.” The voice of our turret gunner is calm, almost weary, like the voice of a steward on a commercial flight from New York to Paris. “Passenger weapon status is amber. Insert...
Marco Vernaschi - West Africa's New Achilles' Heel - Virginia Quarterly Review
January 15, 2010 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Marco Vernaschi
A frantic voice came over the radio: a blast had just destroyed Guinea-Bissau's military headquarters.
January 15, 2010 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Narayan Mahon, Tristan McConnell
As we sped through the dusty heat of rural Somaliland on one of the region's few paved roads, an armed escort behind us and the hills of Ethiopia ahead, Dr. Adan Abokor told me his story.
July 30, 2009 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Asim Rafiqui
July 1, 2009 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Elliott Woods, Asim Rafiqui
Israel did its best to keep me out of the Gaza Strip. Not just me—all international media.
July 1, 2009 / Virginia Quarterly Review
David Enders
As the crowd of chanting men grew around us, my translator gave me a sidelong glance. "We should leave now," he said.

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