I’m Laura Kasinof, journalist and author of Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen, the story of my time as the New York Times correspondent in Yemen during the Arab Spring.

PRI’s the World named Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets a top book of 2014 and Kirkus called it, “A moving portrait of life as a war correspondent.”


More recently, I’ve been writing about refugee life in Berlin, the trade of domestic workers in the Middle East, and the ways in which women veterans suffer from PTSD. I still occasionally write about Yemen, and I’ve dabbled in the art of the essay.

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