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...
Reportage
March 24, 2016
"Just now, an Iraqi guy attempted to commit suicide here," read the quick email to a Warscapes editor yesterday from inside the prison at...
blog
March 21, 2016
Jessica Rohan: What was your level of awareness about Syria prior to meeting the cab driver from Damascus? Christian Nembhard: Prior to my...
Opinion
March 14, 2016
In the five years since the Syrian Revolution began, the country has endured a multi-faceted conflict and a massive humanitarian crisis...
Opinion
February 22, 2016
From the Turkish side of the border I could hear the low rumblings of explosions, the sound rolling across the northern Aleppo countryside...
Conversations
February 9, 2016
Until 2012, Soulaf Abas painted mostly landscapes and insects. Her work is emotive, warm, impressionistic yet controlled. Her paintings...
Opinion
December 2, 2015
In a recent essay for Dissent entitled “The European Crisis,” Michael Walzer offers a case study in liberal imperialist ideology. The...
blog
December 1, 2015
Radicalization and extremism among youth continue to percolate in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, with the recruitment and planning of a...
Reviews
November 16, 2015
Two of the four chapters of Charles Glass’ new book, Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring , begin with jokes. In the first...