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
Explorers search for new discoveries within some of the Earth’s largest, longest, and wildest caves.
In National Geographic Magazine / March 2019
Remembering the reclusive author of "Dispatches."
In The American Scholar / July 2016
Why west is burning.
In National Geographic / July 2008
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