Writing

A selection of recent pieces, along with some older favorites.


 Yazidi womem, former ISIS slaves, at a refugee camp in Kurdistan. Photo by  Yuri Kozyrev .

Yazidi womem, former ISIS slaves, at a refugee camp in Kurdistan. Photo by Yuri Kozyrev.

The Other Iraq

The Kurds battle for survival against ISIS, and wonder when the next war will begin.
In National Geographic Magazine / February 2016

 
 After the battle. Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

After the battle. Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

On Michael Herr

Remembering the reclusive author of "Dispatches."
In The American Scholar / July 2016 

 
 Running for cover in Ramadi, Iraq. Photo by  Andrea Bruce

Running for cover in Ramadi, Iraq. Photo by Andrea Bruce

Ramadi Nights

Winning the war in Iraq.
In The Virginia Quarterly Review / Winter 2008

 near Illert, Kenya.

near Illert, Kenya.

Last Rites for the Jade Sea

Lake Turkana sustains the tribes in Kenya’s remote north, but projects upstream threaten its lifeblood. In National Geographic / August 2015

 
 An elder of the Kara tribe along a high bank of the Omo River. Photo by  Randy Olson .

An elder of the Kara tribe along a high bank of the Omo River. Photo by Randy Olson.

Africa's Last Frontier

Ethiopia's Omo River Valley.
In National Geographic / March 2010

 
 Photo by  Mark Thiessen . 

Photo by Mark Thiessen

Under Fire

Why west is burning.
In National Geographic / July 2008

 Araban Valley, Afghanistan.

Araban Valley, Afghanistan.

A Gathering Menace

"We call this a Taliban recruiting drive."
In The American Scholar / Spring 2012