Middle East

The Middle East and me

Here I am, staring at the pots full of paints used for dyeing leather, on a roof in the...Read more

What’s this with Iraq

It was 2003. My first visit to Iraq. Finally, dictator Saddam Hussein was gone. I saw a country in...Read more

Kurdistan was my home

For over a decade, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq was my home.

The contradictions of Iran

Two countries were at the top of my list as a journalist reporting on the Middle East: Iran and...Read more

Tea and me

Tea. Warm and strong. In a thin glass. The best teas I drank in Iraq.