Walk It Home

New York- A couple of photos of mine from the ‘Summer War’ in 2006-era Lebanon are featured in a new documentary film on The Wanton Bishops,…


Babylon Papers

New York- A quick street story… Sometimes late at night, I like to talk to people about where they’re from. If I were an economist, statistician,…


SDSU: My Alma Mater in Books

New York- Reading two very different books in the same day, I came across references to the college where I received my bachelors degree, San…


The Uncertainty

Athens- I’ve just spent the last three weeks in Greece and it felt as if I visited two distinct worlds between the whitewashed and azure…




Afghanistan-Where It All Began

New York- I spent a fascinating week down in central South Carolina at Shaw AFB lecturing on the socio-political and religio-cultural dynamics of the Levant. Within…


The PKK vs. the Deep State

New York- With Turkey’s renewed war against the Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê (PKK) in the Qandil range in Iraq’s Suleimaniyah Governorate, the war against IS was given another…




The Shia Ascendancy

New York- I don’t have much time to do full fledged blog posts as of late but today I was prepping an image for my ongoing…


Footprints

New York- Milling around the the 9/11 memorial the other day, I looked at one random, small cluster of names engraved above on of the…


Feet to the Fire

New York- I don’t ordinarily post the work of others here on TWD (unless they happen to be close friends) but I am thoroughly impressed by…


Dust and Urethane from Kabul to NYC

New York- Skateboarders Kenny Reed and Louisa Menke have published a handsome edition of their photographs of skateboarding in Afghanistan in 2009 with Vanderbooks of Rotterdam. They…


One Hundred Years

New York- Yesterday marked the centenary of the 1915 Armenian genocide. Armenians and their supporters in the international human rights arena describe the massacres as…


Twenty Years

New York- It’s such an obvious thing to say but it’s really hard to believe it’s been two solid decades since the Oklahoma City bombing…




The Beginning or End of Iraq

New York- I’ve been delving through my archives of late in preparation for an upcoming series of television appearances the rise of dictatorships mostly in the…





Looking Back at Lebanon

New York- I have a photo of the Israeli destruction of Haret Hreik, Lebanon from the UN-mediated ceasefire in August, 2006 in the new issue…



The Quiescence of Oman

New York- With all of the nonstop news and largely negative social media I scan day by day with regard to affairs in the Arab-majority states…


The Siege Continues

New York- I have a new (and final for the time being) report on the battle for Kobane for IHS Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst titled…


Kobane to Kirkuk

New York- I have a an article in the November/December issue of the Combating Terrorism Center’s Sentinel publication titled The Battle for Kobani Comes to the Fore….


A Death in South Waziristan

New York- Upon reading the headlines today about the killing of Adnan el-Shukrijumah in South Waziristan, I thought I’d quickly post a short profile I wrote of…


City of Fire

City of Fire from Derek Flood on Vimeo. New York- The above video project, City of Fire, about the ethnic violence that rocked southern Kyrgyzstan’s portion…