October 21, 2014 / Harper's
James Harkin
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 / The New York Times
Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
When the Islamic State threatened Kirkuk's borders, Kurdish peshmerga rushed in to protect it. But some of the city's residents see the presence of Kurdish forces as an occupying force.
September 30, 2014 / Harper's
Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
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.
Image by Meghan Dhaliwal. Afghanistan, 2014.
July 29, 2014
Meg Jones, Meghan Dhaliwal
How do you turn the lights off on a war? Wars end when troops come home, but what happens to all the stuff?
July 25, 2014 / Al Jazeera America
Alice Su
Jordan hosts refugees from not only Syria but also Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine and more. Most of these refugees are in cities, not camps, and stay not for days, but years. How will Jordan respond...
July 22, 2014 / The Atlantic
Alice Su
Jordan’s real crisis is not the threat of encroaching extremism, but the grinding weight of hosting victims from the region’s various humanitarian emergencies. How much longer can the Kingdom last?
Image by Alice Su. Jordan, 2014.
July 15, 2014
Alice Su
How do refugees mobilize to take care of themselves when aid agencies fail, the international community forgets, and asylum stretches into weeks, months and years?
July 15, 2014 / BBC
Alice Su
Jordan hosts 29,000 Iraqi refugees, new and old. As media attention shifts to the huge Syrian influx, Iraqis spend months or years limbo, struggling to get by without assistance.
July 8, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
Saudi Arabia turns against political Islam with its ban on the Muslim Brotherhood.
June 26, 2014 / The Guardian
James Harkin
Parents anxiously await news of their teenaged sons who were kidnapped from bus by Islamic militants in Syria.
Image by James Harkin. Turkey, 2014.
June 26, 2014
James Harkin
How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.
June 25, 2014
Amelia Warshaw, Paul Salopek
During his passage through Saudi Arabi, Paul Salopek experiences first-hand the struggle Hejazis are having reconciling memories of their homeland with the realities of the new Middle East.
June 23, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
Saudi youth remain devout but want more openness in how their faith is practiced.

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