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.
September 22, 2014 / Untold Stories
Alice Su
A photo portrait of refugee life in Lebanon, which has more Syrian refugees per capita than any other country. Without official camps or sufficient funding, these refugees struggle to survive.
June 12, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
Saudi Arabia finds itself in the midst of major social change as the relationship between the House of Saud and its official religious establishment shift.
June 9, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
After decades of declining popularity under the ascendance of political Islam, Arabism is seeing a revival of sorts among Saudi youth as a way out of the sectarian conflicts now gripping the region.
June 6, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
The kingdom's official version of Islam, Wahhabism, has dampened Saudi creativity and impeded government modernization programs. But reform is in the air.
May 19, 2014
Tom Hundley
Last week Turkey began burying the dead from the country’s worst-ever coal mining disaster. The toll is expected to exceed 300.
May 15, 2014 / The New Yorker
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
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?
Image by Sebastian Meyer. Iraq, 2014.
May 2, 2014
Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
Today Iraq is consumed by sectarian fighting, but in the north the legacy of the US-led war is progress. Iraqi Kurdistan has autonomy, security, and oil. But what is Kurdistan beyond "the other Iraq...
May 1, 2014 / The New Yorker
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 23, 2014 / Al Monitor
Caryle Murphy
Saudi Arabia’s designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization has mystified many Saudis and complicated the kingdom’s regional policies.
April 14, 2014 / Al Monitor
Caryle Murphy
Although Saudis welcomed the elevation of Prince Muqrin, 68, many wonder whether a younger, more energetic leadership might be better equipped to handle future economic and development challenges.

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