Reportage

Israel to Biden: Tehran Can Wait

Israel to Biden: Tehran Can Wait

The U.S. and Iran are set on a course for renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal. While reporting, I found that Israelis see a lot of room to maneuver, particularly in light of Arab countries’ normalization with Israel.

Rumblings of Change in Puerto Rico

Rumblings of Change in Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens who can vote in U.S. presidential primaries but not in the general election. The island territory is ruled by the United States but politically and socioeconomically adrift from it. Many want that to change.

Yemenis Are Skeptical Biden’s Pivot Can End the War

Yemenis Are Skeptical Biden’s Pivot Can End the War

The reversal in U.S. policy — which was originally greenlighted by the Obama administration and continued under the Trump administration — leaves Yemenis with mixed feelings, though many are hopeful for a normalization of life. An undercover report from Sanaa.

Ahmed Mohammed
Hip Hop Finds Its Groove in North Africa

Hip Hop Finds Its Groove in North Africa

North African rappers and emcees are boldly approaching hip-hop and the larger Arabic music landscape by exploring taboo themes and proactively deconstructing societal markers of North African identity.

Danny Hajjar
Bombs Over Erbil

Bombs Over Erbil

The murky militia that took responsibility for Monday’s attack in Iraq issued a statement claiming that it “only targets the American, Turkish, and Israeli occupation bases.” Though many armed groups and others in the country have, for more than a decade, demanded an end to the “American-Israeli occupation,” the addition of “Turkish” is significant.

Shelly Kittleson
An Abandoned Village Bears Witness to Lebanon’s Famines – Old and New

An Abandoned Village Bears Witness to Lebanon’s Famines – Old and New

The Memory Tree honors victims of the terrible famine that wiped out a third of the country's population a century ago. That same fickle, self-serving politics by Lebanon’s rulers has now plunged the country into a spiraling socioeconomic crisis, which is pushing people into hunger once again.

Timour Azhari
In Treatment: Therapy in the Middle East Needs a Non-Western Approach

In Treatment: Therapy in the Middle East Needs a Non-Western Approach

The convention under Western psychology is to treat a client as solely responsible for their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By contrast, in collectivist societies the “Self” is usually treated in relationship to family members and the community.

Yara El Murr