“As occupied territories are liberated, some residents face accusations that they sided with the enemy.”
The DJ and the War Crimes
“Thirty years after a death squad massacred civilians in Bosnia, none of the infamous Arkan’s Tigers have stood trial for their alleged part in those crimes. And for the past few decades, one of them has been spinning trance records at European festivals and clubs.”
‘How Did This Man Think He Had the Right to Adopt This Baby?’
“Army Rangers killed her parents. A Marine is raising her in America. But her Afghan family says she was taken under false pretenses.”
Signs of Life
This gorgeous essay by Raksha Vasudevan reflects on her time in Antakya, southern Turkey, as an aid worker leading a Syrian team of risk educators. The piece explores the experience of war from a distance, and the surreality of tragedy and trauma. In those moments, looking at a life and landscape so alien from the […]
“Set Up For Failure”: How Iran Captured 10 US Sailors at Farsi Island
“What unfolded over the next 12 hours transformed a bumbling operation into a historic fiasco.”
Because Chernobyl is Safer Than a War Zone
Kovalenko’s choice? Facing mortars on a daily basis or exposing your children to the after-effects of Chernobyl.
The Essay Will Feel Like It’s Killing You
“Begin by writing about anything else,” says Porochista Khakpour, until she becomes conflicted about writing about being Iranian-American.