Syria's Civil War
Black-Gold Blues - The Hazards and Horrors of the Makeshift Oil Industry in Rebel-Held Syria
For four decades, the al-Assad regime (first run by Hafez, and now by his son Bashar) struck deals with Western oil companies like Shell and Total that resulted in the extraction of as much as 27,000 barrels of black gold from the sand every day.
Transported to Camp Arbat: the Invisible Scars of Syrian Teens
For the first time, I was intimidated by the presence of a 13-year-old. Before I asked my first question, she beat me to it: "Where do you live?" Her response would've been the same regardless of my answer. It was a setup for her next question: "Can...