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Turkey before the Crackdown

Remembering beer, book parties, and better times in Istanbul.

Jun 2013
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“Homeland” in My Homeland

How closely does the Beirut of Showtime’s “Homeland” resemble the real thing? Last Friday, when a bomb killed a Lebanese intelligence officer and a number of bystanders, it seemed like a lot. A writer living in the Lebanese capital takes us through a not-so-ordinary day.

GQ
Oct 2012
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Leaving Egypt, with Regrets: The Evacuated Students of Cairo

Feb 2011
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The American Way of Beef

Oct 2007
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Beirut, Texas

Political candidates who want to burn down Washington, DC, perhaps should see what a country looks like with no effective government.
Aug 2011
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Holiday in Baghdad

Five days in Iraq.

Nov 2010
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The Korean Quagmire

Feb 2011