Winter road to Lake Arpi, Armenia, 2013

Selected Writing

My writing and reporting has appeared online and in print in a number of publications. It also includes book reviews and essays. If anything from the selection below becomes unavailable, I am happy to provide clips upon request.

On Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

In Zakharivka‘, London Review of Books, June 2023
Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Against Forced Russian Citizenship‘, Foreign Policy, June 2023
Russia’s Foreign Fighters: The Nepalis Training in Russia’s Army‘, Bellingcat, June 2023
The Truth over the Dnieper‘, London Review of Books, February 2023
Russia’s Kremenchuk Claims Versus the Evidence‘, Bellingcat, June 2022
Clues to the Fate of Five Damaged Cultural Heritage Sites in Ukraine‘, Bellingcat, June 2022

From The Guardian:

‘A Bloody Method of Control’: the Struggle to Take Down Europe’s Razor Wire Walls’, May 2020

From Foreign Policy:

‘Armenia’s Post-Revolution Party Is Over’, October 2018
Erdogan is Making the Ottoman Empire Great Again‘, June 2018

From The Atlantic:

Ukraine’s Quiet Depopulation Crisis‘, March 2020
The President Who Wants to Break Up His Own Country‘, January 2019

From Politico:

‘Ukraine’s People Power Problem’, October 2019
Bosnia’s Migrant Route Bottleneck‘, December 2018

From openDemocracy:

One Year After the Hanau Massacre, Victims’ Families Fight for Justice‘, February 2021
Letter From the Crimean Border‘, November 2017
It Could Happen Anywhere: A Sketch of the Modern Strongman‘, January 2017
Ossetians in Georgia, With their Backs to the Mountains‘, August 2016

From Ha’aretz:

Ukraine Just Elected its First Jewish President. Here’s Why It’s Not an Issue, April 2019
Erdogan’s Long Arm: The Turkish Dissidents Kidnapped From Europe, August 2018

From EurasiaNet:

A Graphic Satire on Rebuilding Yerevan‘, November 2019
Armenia to House World’s Largest Yezidi Temple‘, July 2016

From Al Jazeera:

Romania, a Beacon of Coexistence for Muslims in Eastern Europe‘, August 2019
Has Yulia Tymoshenko Lost the Battle and the War?‘, April 2019

From Nieman Reports:

Open Source Journalism in a Wired World‘, December 2022

From the Los Angeles Review of Books:

Bosnia’s Mosques Without Muslims‘, October 2019

From Global Voices:

Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh Raises Scrutiny of Israel’s Arms Sales to Azerbaijan‘, November 2020
Ukrainian Workers Battle Controversial New Labour Code‘, January 2020
A Professor’s Self-Immolation Puts the Spotlight on the Fragile Future of Russia’s Minority Languages‘, September 2019

From New Humanist:

Russia’s Forgotten Pacifists‘, Summer 2020 edition)

From New Eastern Europe:

The Trials of Ahmed H.‘, Online, March 2018
Polish Muslims, Polish Fears‘, Issue 6, 2018
Familiar Strangers: Central Europe’s Christian Refugees, Issue 1, 2017

From the Jewish Daily Forward:

We’re Subbotniks, Welcome to Our Synagogue‘, July 2014