Life inside Za’atari, a camp for Syrian refugees just across the Jordanian border, where “the dispossession is absolute. Everyone has lost his country, his home, his equilibrium. Most have lost a family member or a friend. What is left is a kind of theatrical pride, the necessary performance of will.”
Saturday, August 31
Friday, August 30
“At first, there is only a little sound, a metallic ping, almost a click.”
Wednesday, August 21
The life and death of a reporter.
Friday, August 16
A profile of lawyer Jacques Vergès, who died yesterday after decades spent defending war criminals, terrorists and dictators.
Wednesday, August 7
On the attempt to rehabilitate Afghanistan’s child jihadis.
Tuesday, July 23
Team America voyages to Jordan’s King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center to compete against top-seeded China and other squads in challenges based on counter-terrorism scenarios.
Friday, July 19
How a corporate network engineer became one of Aleppo’s most prolific weapons manufacturers.
Saturday, July 13
On the film The Act of Killing, in which the actual perpetrators of a 1966-1966 Indonesian genocide recreate their own actions for the camera, and what it can tell us about our memories of the Vietnam War.
How a con man named James McCormick sold $38 million worth of phony bomb-detection devices to Iraqi authorities.