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
6.2.17
News

What Oil Pipelines Can Do to Native American Land and Life

Just a few hours away from Standing Rock is another reservation that has dealt with the oil industry very differently, and has very different problems.
Sulome Anderson
11.28.16
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
9.29.16
Stuff

My Search for the Muslim Terrorists Who Kidnapped My Dad

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

The Legendary Tribe That's Fought Everyone from the Ottomans to ISIS

The centuries-old Hamawand tribe clashed with the Ottomans, the British, and Saddam. Now they're fighting the Islamic State—with American help.
Sulome Anderson
6.15.16
war and conflict

Kurds Fighting the Islamic State Are Trying to Navigate Between the US and Iran

On the front line of the battle against IS, Peshmerga fighters say they're earning international support for a Kurdish state. They may be wrong.
Sulome Anderson
6.4.16
middle east

Terrorist to the World, Hero at Home: The Legacy of Hezbollah's Dead Military Commander

When Hezbollah's top military commander was killed in Syria last week, he left behind a lot of dead bodies — and a loyal following among the Shia of Lebanon.
Sulome Anderson
5.18.16
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
5.9.16
News

​Guarding Mosques in America After Paris and San Bernardino

Strolling down halls and poised outside doorways, mosque security guards are vigilant human reminders of the fear and danger that come with being Muslim in the US right now.
Sulome Anderson
1.4.16
Stuff

What We Can Learn from the Middle East's Mid-Century 'Golden Age'

Many of my family and friends look back on the region's cultural glory days of the 50s and 60s with longing—but that era also contained the seeds of terror, war, and sectarianism.
Sulome Anderson
11.24.15
News

An Active-Duty NYPD Officer Talks Cop Killings and the Brutal Side of Police Work

"It just seems like the good guys became the bad guys and vice versa. People are siding with the perps."
Sulome Anderson
10.30.15
Vice Blog

How I Learned Crowdfunding Won't Be Enough to Save the Victims of Syria's Civil War

When I tried to put together money for some Syrian families forced to live in a tannery, I ran into the limitations of online fundraising.
Sulome Anderson
10.26.15
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