This Is Not a Horror Movie. This Is a Public Hospital in Syria.
August 14, 2014

Barrel bombs are inflicing tremendous damage on Aleppo and its citizens.

The Syrian Regime's Bombardment of Rebel Cities Is Even More Vicious Than You Think
February 13, 2014

Aerial bombing has forced hundred of thousands of refugees out of Aleppo in recent weeks. The razing of the city is brutal, but it might be part of a larger, even more sinister scheme.

Syria Offline
October 10, 2013

The Syrian city of Aleppo briefly regained access to the Internet yesterday, ending an information blackout that lasted well over a month.

Flags of the Resistance
September 22, 2013

In a broken Syrian city, symbols of life’s resilience—and America’s predicament

A Guide to Syria's Best Citizen Journalism
August 29, 2013

Whether or not the United States intervenes in Syria’s civil war, one thing about the current situation won’t change: Those of us outside Syria’s borders will never be entirely sure what’s happening within them. Syria has become the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, and legacy media outlets have, understandably, sent fewer and fewer of their reporters into harm’s way. This means that if journalists and policymakers in western countries want information from a source other than Bashar al Assad’s regime, they have to take it from citizen journalists, nearly all of whom are activists who openly support the opposition.

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.

The Battle for Aleppo

A photo essay from an inconvenient war.

How Sectarianism Blinds the Shia to the Horrors of Syria
October 05, 2012

The Syrian rebellion is exposing a dangerous contradiction in the Shia of the Middle East. Why are the victims supporting the victimizers?

Syria Burns on Obama's Back Burner
September 14, 2012

Does the United States have a foreign policy? Of course it does. So what exactly is it?

The Stalled Revolution
March 29, 2012

On a Monday in late February, I received a Facebook message from a Syrian activist notifying me that a demonstration was due to start in half an hour in a heavily guarded section of Damascus. The occasion was a funeral, and so the protest was likely to be large. “Two of the five martyrs are children, and funeral processions for children are always big,” the message explained. I took a cab to the Kafr Sousa district, an area that is home to many government buildings, and walked for 20 minutes, until I came upon about 75 casually dressed men toting machine guns.