Artistic director John Murphy, left, rehearses EZID, which opens June 20th. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

EZID acrobatic theater performance draws on ravages of Iraq

Choreographer’s recent trip to Northern Iraq inspires latest dance performance from The Cabiri nonprofit troupe in Seattle.
Jun 12, 2015
Young Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son Ahmed, 1984

What’s happening in Yemen (and why you should care)

The crisis in Yemen explained: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the complex web of alliances that's tearing apart the Middle East’s poorest country
Apr 21, 2015
A MQ-9 Reaper drone of the type used to target militants in Pakistan's Tribal Areas. (Photo by U.S. Air Force/Paul Ridgeway)

The 6 big myths that turned us against drone strikes

The political tide in the US is turning away from drone strikes, as it did long ago in Pakistan. But are we giving up our best tool for fighting terror?
Jun 3, 2013
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Obama addresses drones and Gitmo in rowdy speech

President Obama just wrapped up a major national security speech, defending drone policy but rejecting the notion of a “boundless global war on terror.”
May 23, 2013
Public transportation in South Waziristan, in the lawless Tribal Areas between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Photo by Gohar Masud)

A long commute through Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

My friend and I squeeze in the front seat of the pickup. We’re lucky–others are stuck in the back without seats in the freezing winter, getting tossed in the air when the driver crests the hills. It was another one of those days when I would travel between my home in Dera Ismail Khan and […]
Jan 17, 2013