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The Uncounted - The New York Times
Late on the evening of Sept. 20, 2015, Basim Razzo sat in the study of his home on the eastern side of Mosul, his face lit up by a computer screen. His wife, Mayada, was already upstairs in bed, but Basim could lose hours clicking through car reviews on YouTube: the BMW Alpina B7, the Audi Q7. Almost every night went like this. Basim had long harbored a taste for fast rides, but around ISIS-occupied Mosul, the auto showrooms sat dark, and the family car in his garage — a 1991 BMW — had barely been used in a year. There simply was nowhere to go.
nytimes  nytimesmagazine  war  military  goverment  isis  drones  airstrikes 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Love’s Road Home - The New York Times
Ashley Volk waited for Sam Siatta to return from Afghanistan. She couldn’t have seen the detours ahead. But “she kept on fighting, for him and for them.”
ashleyvolk  samsiatta  cjchivers  nytimes  relationships  love  wedding  military  crime  criminaljustice  ptsd  war 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Would the world be more peaceful if there were more women leaders? | Aeon Ideas
Many activists believed that if women had political power, they would not pursue war. But how true is this? Do incidences of violent conflict alter when women become leaders, or when their share of parliamentary representation rises? In what sense do women mother wars?
aeon  war  peace  military  women  worldleaders 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
In Serbian Refugee Center, a ‘Little Picasso’ Dreams of Art and Asylum - The New York Times
In a shabby refugee center on the outskirts of Belgrade, an Afghan artist nicknamed Little Picasso spends his days sketching and dreaming while living in limbo, seemingly immune to the deepening sense of hopelessness and despair all around him.
nytimes  art  refugees  war  afghanistan 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Past 50 Years of Israeli Occupation. And the Next. - The New York Times
Three months after the 1967 war, Israel’s ruling Mapai Party held a discussion on the future of the newly conquered territories. Golda Meir, who would become Israel’s leader a year and a half later, asked Prime Minister Levi Eshkol what he planned to do with the more than one million Arabs now living under Israeli rule.
israel  middleast  Palestine  1967war  religion  war  occupation 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Aleppo After the Fall - The New York Times
As the Syrian civil war turns in favor of the regime, a nation adjusts to a new reality — and a complicated new picture of the conflict emerges.
syria  asaad  corruption  nytimes  nytimesmag  aleppo  basharalassad  isis  terrorism  radicalislam  class  religion  war  civil  iran  turkey  russia 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Esquire
The improbable and true story of how Al Sharpton, Cornel West, Marion Barry’s wife, and Tucker Carlson (yes, that Tucker Carlson) flew to Liberia to negotiate a ceasefire in the midst of a civil war.
alsharpton  cornelwest  tuckercarlson  liberia  diplomacy  war 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Postcard From My Past: Crossing Into Syria - The New York Times
Memories of Syria from a more hopeful era help sustain my humanity.
Syria  middleeast  war  isis  nytimes 
may 2017 by brendanmcfadden
‘Why Not Us Women?’
Sgt. Madot Dagbinza of the Congolese Army was killed in an ambush in 2014. She left behind this remarkable photo album.
nytimes  madotdagbinza  photos  congo  war 
february 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Open Season in the Holy Land
Over Thanksgiving, Israel launched an attack on the Gaza Strip, killing Hamas’ second-in-command, Ahmed Jabari. In retaliation, Hamas began firing rockets that were some of the first missiles to hit parts of Israel in 20 years. VICE traveled to the Israel-Gaza border to see what eternal tension had flared up this time.
Israel  Palestine  vice  video  middleeast  war 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
How Soccer Explains Israel
Jerusalem's FC Beitar signed two Muslim players from Russia in February and stirred a national controversy
grantland  politics  sports  Israel  middleeast  war  soccer 
april 2013 by brendanmcfadden
The Dwarves of Auschwitz
The story of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele himself sounded incredible. But how to verify the testimony of Holocaust survivors? And should you even try?
auschwitz  worldwarII  holocaust  theguardian  war 
april 2013 by brendanmcfadden

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