October 22, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Meghan Dhaliwal
This is what dismantling 10 years of war in Afghanistan looks like.
October 22, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Meg Jones
Thirteen years after Wisconsin’s 829th Engineer Co. deployed to build Afghanistan’s war infrastructure, they’re back to tear it apart and take it home.
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?
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.
June 16, 2014 / Untold Stories
Ari Daniel
Negotiating Beirut's fluid rules of the road.
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...

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