Graeme Wood

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The Way of the Strangers

coverMy book The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State is out!

The book site, with reviews, is here.
Read an excerpt in The Atlantic here.

 

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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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What ISIS Really Wants

In The Atlantic.

With a follow-up here.

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Lighten Up

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

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Ransoms: The real cost

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

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How Gangs Took over Prisons

My latest, in the October Atlantic.

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ISIS: the Three Types of Fighter

In the September 10 edition of The New Republic.

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The Future of College?

I wrote about Minerva University for the September Atlantic.

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