Graeme Wood

Icon

Afghan Oil Fields Not a Curse — Yet

I visited the northern oil fields of Afghanistan.

Read about it at the IHT Global Opinion site.

Advertisements

Filed under: International Herald Tribune, New York Times, ,

Terrence Malick and Wael Ghonim

I wrote about Terrence Malick and Wael Ghonim for The Atlantic‘s “Brave Thinkers” package.

Filed under: Atlantic Monthly

Microrevolutions off Tahrir Square

Originally published on the IHT‘s Latitude blog.

CAIRO — It has been nearly three months since the last really big, unmanageable crowd converged on Tahrir Square and threatened to stay until its demands were met. On the eve of Ramadan, in early August, the Egyptian military smacked and clubbed that group — a broad but woefully inarticulate coalition opposing the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ hold on power — out of the square. And much to the protesters’ horror, the majority of Egyptians seemed fairly satisfied with the pushback, preferring a return to order even if it came with a military policeman’s truncheon. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: International Herald Tribune, New York Times,

@gcaw

  • The literary critic Christopher Ricks personally prevented Karen Armstrong from completing her doctorate in English… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 21 hours ago
  • RT @rcallimachi: The thing that’s stunning about this case of an American citizen who became an ISIS emir is that no one I know who follows… 1 day ago
  • RT @CaitlinPacific: There is some confusion about Cats. How can I explain it? It was based on a twee collection of TS Eliot poems and it wa… 1 day ago
  • RT @thomaschattwill: people are endlessly fascinating. "the 66-year-old public servant held weekly “Tupac Fridays” listening sessions in… 3 days ago
  • RT @ImaraWaTijara: Pres Trump is truly a brutal cutthroat—as an entertainer. He lays ‘outrage traps’ and deploys what I was calling ‘Celebr… 3 days ago