articles

Selected published work organized by theme

Migration:
When Home Is a Prison, More Saudi Women Are Choosing to Flee
Tbilisi, Georgia | Foreign Policy
Welcome to the Almost-Country of Abkhazia
Sokhumi, Abkhazia | Pacific Standard | Nov 2018 issue
The New Berliners
Berlin | Virginia Quarterly Review | Spring 2017 | citation, 2018 Ed Cunningham Award, Overseas Press Club
Refugees Paid One Euro an Hour by German Employment Program
Berlin | Coda
A New Home and a New Religion in Germany
Berlin | Atlantic
Inside the Fight to Unionize Lebanon’s Domestic Workers
Beirut & Addis Ababa | GOOD
Iraqis who worked for Army denied US entry
Cairo | San Francisco Chronicle

US Policy Overseas:
In Uganda, Groups Offering Contraception and Family Planning Have Lost Millions in U.S. Aid Thanks to Trump’s Global Gag Rule
Gulu, Uganda | The Intercept
An ugly truth behind ‘ethical consumerism’
South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo | The World Post/Washington Post

Women’s Health: 
What It’s Like to Risk Death and Jail Time to Get an Illegal Abortion,
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo | Vice
The Secret Evangelicals at Planned Parenthood
Maire Claire
Women, War, and PTSD
Washington Monthly | Nov/Dec 2013 issue

Essays:
Home Front
Poetry Foundation
The Violence Was Once Mine
Guernica

Etc:
For South Sudan, It’s Not So Easy to Declare Independence From Arabic
Juba, South Sudan | Foreign Policy
Between Tradition and Modernity
Tbilisi | Guernica

Yemen: 
Ali Abdullah Saleh: Yemen’s Unrelenting Despot
POLITICO Magazine | Dec 2017 issue 
The Deep Roots of Yemen’s Famine
Slate
Sanaa’s Survivor: How Saleh Is Still Calling the Shots in Yemen
World Politics Review
Yemen Isn’t Just a Proxy War Between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Slate
Inshallah
Djibouti | Harper’s
Why the World Missed Yemen’s Downward Spiral
Foreign Policy
Playing a Double Game in the Fight Against AQAP
Foreign Policy
A Bloody Conundrum Beckons As Yemen Slides Into Civil War
Newsweek Europe | Nov 2014 issue

favorite pieces for New York Times from Yemen 2011-2012: 
A Voice of Authority Emerges From the Opposition in Yemen, Taiz, Yemen 
In Yemen, New Leader Faces Threats in the South, Aden, Yemen
Yemen’s Election Ensures Leader’s Exit, Sanaa, Yemen
Somalis Still Flood Yemen, Going From Worse to Bad, Aden, Yemen
Ancient City Anchors Political Standoff in Yemen, Taiz, Yemen
From Mosque to MASH Unit in Yemeni Crisis Zone, Sanaa, Yemen
After Generations of Making Do, Yemenis Take Their New Hardships in Stride, Sanaa, Yemen
U.S. Shifts to Seek Removal of Yemen’s Leader, an Ally, Sanaa, Yemen 
Weakening Web of Tribal Support Softens Yemen Leader’s Grip, Sanaa, Yemen