Sulome Anderson

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Destroying ISIS Won't Save Iraq

Thanks to rampant ethnic factionalism and retaliatory violence, it's going to take a lot more than the Mosul offensive to change the toxic dynamic on the ground.
Sulome Anderson
6.5.17
News

What Muslims Fighting ISIS in the Middle East Say About Trump

Some hate him for his rhetoric, while others cheer the Republican nominee as the surest way to see America bite the dust.
Sulome Anderson
9.30.16
Stuff

My Search for the Islamist Terrorists Who Kidnapped My Dad

Months before I was born, my father was kidnapped at gunpoint in Beirut.
Sulome Anderson
9.28.16
Stuff

What My Dad's Kidnapping by Muslim Terrorists Taught Me About Islamophobia

Terrorism almost destroyed my life before I was even born.
Sulome Anderson
5.10.16
Travel

Inside the Lebanese Camps Where Syrian Refugees Are Struggling to Eke Out a Living

While Europe debates the stream of refugees crossing its borders, the situation for the more than 1 million Syrians living in Lebanon is growing increasing dire.
Sulome Anderson
9.16.15
Film

‘Oriented’ Gives Us an Intimate Look at What It’s Like to Be a Gay Palestinian in Israel

We met with director Jake Witzenfeld to talk about his new documentary that follows the struggles and victories of three young, gay Palestinian men in Tel Aviv.
Sulome Anderson
7.24.15
Stuff

Do Sociopaths Make Better Soldiers?

Though you might think people who could kill without remorse would make perfect fighters, in reality it can be difficult to make it as a soldier without a conscience.
Sulome Anderson
7.22.15
News

My Dad's Long, Frustrating Battle with the US Government to Learn About His Own Kidnapping

My dad was a journalist when he was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Beirut in 1985, three months before I was born. But it's American laws that have made figuring out what happened a nightmare.
Sulome Anderson
6.6.15
News

The Most Absurd Conspiracy Theories Spawned in the Wake of Freddie Gray's Death

Is there a systematic plot to conceal cops' crimes and allow them to escape justice? Are criminals and professional agitators conspiring to foment a race war?
Sulome Anderson
5.5.15
News

What Hezbollah Fighters Think About the Iran Nuclear Deal

In Hezbollah's homeland of Lebanon, the preliminary agreement between the US and Iran to scale back the Islamic Republic's nuclear enrichment programme is being celebrated as a resounding victory.
Sulome Anderson
4.7.15
News

I Talked to Young Iranians About Nuclear Negotiations and the Future

Meetings over Iran's nuclear programme, which are resuming in Switzerland Monday, have reignited a small spark of hope for young Iranians I talked to.
Sulome Anderson
3.17.15
News

Lebanon's Sunni Child Soldiers

Spillover from Syria into northern cities like Tripoli has prompted a new generation of kids to pick up weapons.
Sulome Anderson
5.2.13