Graeme Wood

Hell Is an Understatement
A report from the bloody, crumbling Central African Republic
April 30, 2014

We've seen this before: dead bodies on the side of the road. Stoned kids with huge guns. But damn us if we don't lift a finger for the Central African Republic.

Drug Dealers Aren't to Blame for the Heroin Boom. Doctors Are.
March 19, 2014

“We seeded the population with opiates,” says an addiction doctor who served as drug czar under Nixon and Ford.

Ethnic Cleansing Just Went From Bad to Worse in Burma
January 24, 2014

The ethnic cleansing in Burma's northwest has followed a jerky rhythm, coming in fits and starts since the first Buddhist-on-Muslim attacks in the middle of 2012.

A Countryside of Concentration Camps
Burma could be the site of the world's next genocide
January 21, 2014

A haunting report from a countryside of concentration camps

'There Will Be Terrorism Against America'
An interview with a Salafi preacher and minor Egyptian celebrity
August 16, 2013

Today, just after evening prayers in Cairo, I phoned Hesham El Ashry, a Salafi television host and minor celebrity among extreme hardline Islamists.

Subu Must Die
How a nation of junkies went cold turkey
May 07, 2013

What Georgia can teach us about the war on drugs.

Dear Syria, Save Damascus' Old City
December 18, 2012

If the city becomes a battleground, it won't just be Syria's loss, but rather civilization's.

How a Salafi Preacher Came for my Soul
October 05, 2012

The far-reaching ambitions of Egypt’s rising Islamists.