A selection of recent stories, along with some older favorites.
The polar sea that kept human ambition in check for hundreds of years is melting. Will military forces move in?
(This story is part of a large multi-year project at National Geographic.)
at National Geographic / October 2018 / voted one of Nat Geo’s best reads of the year
Remembering the reclusive author of "Dispatches."
In The American Scholar / July 2016
Winning the war in Iraq.
In The Virginia Quarterly Review / Winter 2008
Why west is burning.
In National Geographic / July 2008
The Kurds battle for survival against ISIS, and wonder when the next war will begin.
In National Geographic Magazine / February 2016
Lake Turkana sustains the tribes in Kenya’s remote north, but projects upstream threaten its lifeblood.
In National Geographic / August 2015
Ethiopia's Omo River Valley.
In National Geographic / March 2010
A Failure to Communicate
Foreign Policy / 2010
What the U.S. is Leaving Behind in the Pech Valley
Foreign Policy / 2011
Madagascar’s Stone Labyrinth
National Geographic / 2009
How to Tell Powerful Stories on Instagram
Nieman Reports / 2015
The Talking Season
The Virginia Quarterly Review / 2010
The War Down Below
Fighting underground in Belgium
National Geographic / 2017
Letter from the Kakuma Refugee Camp
The American Scholar / 2015
A Tale of War and Forgetting
Rescuing the memory of a cataclysm
The American Scholar / 2014
Snapshots from a Fading War
The American Scholar / 2013
National Geographic / 2011