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