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Past articles by David:

Syria Is Threatening to Break the Aid World

In a nighttime ride from the Syrian border, the president of the Red Cross describes tensions between his moral principles and the country's political realities. → Read More

The Saudis Go for Broke Against Iran

Riyadh and its allies are aiming to use their financial leverage to remake the Arab world — but their strategy could just as easily backfire. → Read More

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Cracks the Whip

In a series of dramatic moves, Mohammed bin Salman aimed to cement his hold on power at home and raise pressure on Iran abroad. → Read More

Farewell, Lebanon’s First Brewery

A derelict beer factory stirs social divides in Beirut. → Read More

How Trump Backlash Is Funding a Refugee Camp School in Lebanon

The financial challenges are daunting – but Donald Trump has unwittingly spurred a wave of donations that will help educate thousands of children. → Read More

Russia Rejects Trump Administration’s U.N. Bid To Condemn Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

Moscow and Damascus deny Syrian forces are responsible for deadliest chemical weapons attack since the summer of 2013. → Read More

Goodbye, Islamic State. Hello, Anarchy.

The forces liberating Mosul are fighting each other, and opening the door to an Islamic State resurgence. → Read More

The Race to Raqqa Could Cost Trump Turkey

The anti-ISIS fight could devolve into a war between the Kurds and Ankara, and disrupt the plan to take back the terror group’s de-facto capital. → Read More

Is Turkey Still a Democracy?

An upcoming referendum and a vicious war of words with Europe could end up making Erdogan more powerful — and isolated — than ever. → Read More

A Tale of Two Refugees

After Trump's travel ban, vastly different fates have become simply a matter of chance. → Read More

Reporting Behind Enemy Lines in Mosul

Omar al-Jubory believed the world needed to know what life was like under the Islamic State. He barely got out alive. → Read More

U.S. and Europe Say Assad May Have Kept Some Chemical Weapons

Damascus promised to destroy its entire arsenal, but the world’s chemical weapons watchdog suggests Assad may have squirreled some away. → Read More

Egypt’s Silent Anniversary

An unprecedented crackdown has the country’s liberal activists reconsidering everything. → Read More

Sunnis vs. Shiites, Abadi vs. Maliki, Kurds vs. Everyone

Iraq's military fight against the Islamic State is on the way to victory. Now comes the hard part. → Read More

The Next Front in the Saudi-Iran War

The Next Front in the Saudi-Iran War « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas → Read More

Can the West Fight ISIS Without Forgetting About Assad?

[audio mp3=""][/audio] In this week’s Global Thinkers podcast, Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently co-founders Abdalaziz Alhamza and Hussam Alissa describe the dangers of reporting on… → Read More

Israel’s Nazi Art Hunters

TEL AVIV -- Last year, Agnieszka Yass-Alston, a Polish-Jewish student pursuing her doctorate in Jewish art confiscated by the Nazis during World War II, was… → Read More

The Second Coming of Khomeini

The grandson of the Islamic Republic's founder is entering the political fray in Tehran -- and could just be President Rouhani's savior. → Read More

The Men In the Middle

The Men In the Middle « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas → Read More

León: The Professional

BEIRUT — In the beachside Moroccan city of Skhirat on Dec. 17, roughly two dozen Libyan political leaders crowded onto a stage, raising their clasped… → Read More