The Stories You Lose When Your Refugee Family Splits Itself Up
After her entire family fled Iraq, my grandmother stayed behind because she didn't want to give up on the country she loves.
Inside the Dangerous Life of a Female 'Fixer' in Iraq
"My mum, when she’s asking me when will I get married... I tell her, ‘Find me someone as strong as me and I will marry them, I promise.’”
The Middle East
Deafened by the War on ISIS
Thousands of Iraqis, collateral victims of the war on the terrorist group, have found themselves left with war deafness that goes untreated.
The Drifting Competitions in the Former ISIS Stronghold of Mosul
ISIS banned the sport for three years, but now the city is liberated young people are using it to kick-start a cultural revolution.
There Are People Who Think the West Invaded Iraq Over a Stargate
Let the record show that Richard Dean Anderson is the one true prophet and Stargate SG-1 is the new good book.
No-Go Zone: Life as a Freelance War Photographer
Australia's Luke Cody explains how he manages fear and stays alive.
What Life Was Like for Young Women Living Under ISIS
"My mum’s hair and skin was all over the wall. We’ve cleaned it off now, but when we come back here I remember what happened and I think of our family."
An Acclaimed War Photographer Turns Her Lens on Canada’s Tree Planters
Rita Leistner’s latest exhibition captures the intensity of tree planting
You Can Thank These People for Everything You Know About the Fight Against ISIS
Journalists might report from battle, but they often wouldn't be able to get there in the first place if it wasn't for these fixers.
Views My Own
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.
War Under Trump Means More Troops, More Deaths and Less Caution
A military analyst explains the differences between Trump and Obama when it comes to conflict in the Middle East.
The Tight Squeeze Issue
Photographs of the Aftermath of the Iraqi Forces in Eastern Mosul
Over the past two years, ISIS has destroyed most of the bridges, but they remain the primary way to cross and transfer goods from a safe area to an occupied one.