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Atlantic Monthly

The Way of the Strangers

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My book The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State is out! Read an excerpt in The Atlantic here.

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American Scholar

Dutch ways of seeing

I reviewed Laura Snyder’s new book, Eye of the Beholder, in the Spring American Scholar (subscription required).

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Atlantic Monthly

What ISIS Really Wants

In The Atlantic.

With a follow-up here.

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Boston Globe

Why We Hate(d) Snipers

I wrote for The Boston Globe about the history of sniping.

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American Scholar

Lighten Up

The American Scholar was kind enough to ask me for a contribution to its series on writing.

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NYRB

Ransoms: The real cost

The case against paying ransoms: at the New York Review of Books blog.

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Boston Globe

On the Middle East’s Vanishing Religions

I interviewed Gerard Russell, author of Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms, for The Boston Globe.

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Atlantic Monthly

How Gangs Took over Prisons

My latest, in the October Atlantic.