March 14, 2017
Nejla and Maya stand in their Istanbul bedroom clad in neon workout gear with a laptop open in front of them. A YouTube video shows a peppy...
Poetry
December 13, 2016
Under Siege by Mahmoud Darwish Autoplay next video Here on the slopes of hills, facing the dusk and the cannon of time Close to the gardens...
Reviews
November 25, 2016
It was during the final run of Conference of the Birds, the most recent NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ play, that rebel-held Aleppo lost...
Opinion
September 23, 2016
As President Obama headed to the U.N. headquarters in New York yesterday, his last planned visit in his current capacity as head of state,...
Literature
June 28, 2016
It was a winter night when I sat in a café with four friends and heard on the news that Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, president of Tunisia, had...
blog
April 28, 2016
The United Nations’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry has recently raised allegations against the Syrian government, stating...
Conversations
April 20, 2016
Far from embracing nonviolence as a moral imperative, Mark and Paul Engler argue for its strategic application in political conflict for a...
Opinion
April 19, 2016
The horror of siege is that it is a manufactured famine, and its miseries are anticipated and slow to manifest. The United Nations, along...
Art
April 4, 2016
A Russian airstrike near Idlib last autumn all but obliterated the set of my first – and last – public theater performance in Syria. Fresh...