Review

Filming the Invisible

Seeking the Faces of the Disappeared

Yasmin Fedda was filming “Ayouni,” a documentary about the revolution in Syria, when her main interviewee vanished. Angry, confused, and frustrated, she considered ending the project. Instead, for seven more years, she kept filming.

How Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Solidified his Power

How Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Solidified his Power

In early 2020, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman executed two plans — an oil war and a crackdown on dissident family members — that exemplify his blunt, risky methods of consolidating power for himself and raising Saudi Arabia’s profile.

How Obama Got Pulled into Regime Change in Libya

How Obama Got Pulled into Regime Change in Libya

"As Middle East adviser to President Obama, I saw first-hand why it’s much easier to get rid of a bad regime than to put a good one in place."

Philip H. Gordon
On the Streets of Damascus

On the Streets of Damascus

I reported from the Syrian capital when a peaceful protest movement became an armed insurgency. Here's what I saw

Clarissa Ward