May 18, 2015 /
Tom Hundley, Elizabeth Dickinson
King Salman is moving swiftly to put his stamp on Saudi foreign policy.
May 15, 2015 / Time
Elizabeth Dickinson
The White House reassured Gulf countries over talks with Iran. But in Saudi Arabia, worries about Tehran have little to do with nuclear weapons.
May 13, 2015 / Foreign Policy
Elizabeth Dickinson
Saudis are cheering on the war in Yemen. But will they still be celebrating when the kingdom turns up the heat on the Islamic State?
September 17, 2014 / Untold Stories
James Harkin
The Islamic State (ISIS) is recruiting increasing numbers of displaced Syrian youth. In many ways, it operates as a darkly militant variant of youth culture rebellion.
September 16, 2014 / Newsweek
James Harkin
Since the first week of July, Kobani has been under intense attack on all fronts. Though the results of the campaign are inconclusive, it’s clear that the Islamists are making incremental gains.
September 9, 2014 / The Washington Post
Sebastian Meyer
Kurdish peshmerga fighters, Iraqi government soldiers and Shiite militiamen take two towns from ISIL militants.
September 8, 2014
Tom Hundley, Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
While Iraqi Kurdistan has autonomy, security, and oil, it is still consumed by the traumatic effects of decades of sectarian fighting.
September 7, 2014 / WNYC Radio
Sebastian Meyer
Much of what we’ve seen of the Islamic State comes filtered through its own well-oiled media machine. NPR talks with Sebastian Meyer about the images the Islamic State wants the public to see.
September 5, 2014 / The Washington Post
Sebastian Meyer
Displaced Yazidis who had escaped to Mount Sinjar finally find refuge in their holy sanctuary of Lalish.
September 2, 2014 / Voice of America
Sebastian Meyer
In Iraq, hundreds of Shi'ite Turkmen have fled the town of Amerli seeking refuge in Kirkuk. Despite recent military gains after U.S. airstrikes, the situation remains dire for Amerli’s residents.
September 2, 2014 / NPR
Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer
The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.
August 28, 2014 / Untold Stories
Adrian Fadil
With limited resources and threatened by settler violence, Palestinian herding families living in the South Hebron Hills are struggling to survive.
August 27, 2014 / Prospect
James Harkin
Blood and treasure: Syria's archeological treasures at risk as war goes on.

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