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Joshua Hammer

5 articles

The Long Captivity of Michael Scott Moore

How a surfing writer kidnapped by Somali pirates was freed.


The Race to Stop Africa’s Elephant Poachers

Hunting people who hunt elephants.


When the Jihad Came to Mali

A history of how Tuareg separatists, jihadists seeking a “desert caliphate,” cigarette smugglers, and narcotraffickers have turned Northern Mali into “the globe’s most significant terrorist threat.”


The Greatest Fake-Art Scam in History?

How a couple made millions on uncanny forgeries.


Days of Reckoning

On Yemen’s uncertain future.


A Mountain of Trouble

Anatomy of an international incident; how three idealistic young American hikers wandered across the Kurdistan-Iran border and ended up in Iranian prison charged with spying.