Rising from the rubble: 'If we don't rebuild Mosul, maybe Isis will come back’. Months after Isis was forced out and tired of waiting for government action, volunteers have begun the urgent job of rebuilding Iraq’s cities.
Life After ISIS Slavery for Yazidi Women and Children
“We Are Fighting Terrorists, But We Are Also Terrorists?” On the ground in Iraq, here’s how the soldiers fighting ISIS are reacting to Trump’s travel ban.
Iraq’s female cycling champions: Dealing with the war with Isis and their countrymen's conservative outlook. While the war with Isis rages just 25 miles away and the threat of kidnap is all too real, Iraq's gold medal-winning female cycling team continues to ride its own race.
Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women. When Isis rounded up Yazidi women and girls in Iraq to use as slaves, the captives drew on their collective memory of past oppressions – and a powerful will to survive.
Why was Iraqi influencer Tara Fares executed in Baghdad? I went back to Iraq to investigate for Stylist magazine (UK). November 2018.
How Isis changed the Yezidi religion. I reported on the seismic theological shifts taking place in the Yezidi religion after genocide by Isis. For the Atlantic. December 2017.
An essay on the colonial destruction of Iraq’s cultural heritage and the more recent destruction by Isis. Reported at the Mosul Museum in Iraq and the British Museum in London for the American Scholar magazine. June 2017.
The Stakes of Kobani. Burying the bodies of Kurdish fighters fallen in neighboring Syria reopens old wounds in the heartland of Turkish Kurdistan.