July 28, 2014
Where is Um Hana tonight? The tanks rolled into Beit Lahiya weeks ago, the air exploding around them. At first I pictured her and her four...
Art
January 5, 2015
Editor's Introduction Nora Al-Badri has never been to Iraq. But she has connected with her father’s home country via the Internet—not over...
Reportage
June 10, 2014
They come in ones and twos, sometimes more. Some of the patients have fresh bullet holes or machete wounds, while others suffer wounds that...
Reviews
May 7, 2014
Violence founds and preserves the state. Monopoly over the legal use of violence is, Max Weber reminds us, indispensable to all modern...
Opinion
February 6, 2014
Sudan has been back in the headlines in recent weeks. Reports coming out of South Sudan suggest that the world’s newest state is sliding...
Reviews
December 18, 2013
“Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans...
Literature
September 25, 2013
The city started changing. Sidewalks turned into trenches where soldiers crawled in and out like ants. Every morning, deep throated...