Mideast-based journalist. I like smugglers, border towns and non-state actors. Work independently. Here you'll find dispatches and photos from Algeria to Afghanistan to the Gaza Strip. Currently based in Cairo.
A detailed study of the interactions between the military, security services and political apparatus over six decades of war, conspiracy, and sociopolitical transformation, Soldiers, Spies, and Statesmen is the first systematic analysis of how Egypt metamorphosed from a military into a police state—and what that means for the future of its revolution.