December 22, 2014
A drone's-eye view of America reveals the changing nature of war, privacy, and government transparency.
December 19, 2014 /
Affordable drones are giving us a new—perhaps temporary—vantage on the world.
November 24, 2014
Ending sexual violence is a moral challenge that isn’t confined to a faraway place in Africa.
October 24, 2014 /
Propaganda images of children at ISIS facilities and children in ISIS dawah (outreach) projects in ISIS-controlled areas of Syria and Iraq.
October 9, 2014 /
A year and a half ago, the world watched crowds cheer as French soldiers liberated Timbuktu and Gao. But the real war was unfolding hundreds of miles away: in a desolate valley called the Ametettaï.
October 3, 2014 /
Abdel Kader Haidara earned much media attention for smuggling 377,000 manuscripts from Timbuktu during Al Qaeda's occupation. The real hero was his nephew, who repeatedly put his life on the line
September 30, 2014 /
The New York Times
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 17, 2014 /
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 /
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
Kurdish peshmerga fighters, Iraqi government soldiers and Shiite militiamen take two towns from ISIL militants.