What Would Reconstruction Really Mean in Syria?
The Syrian War will eventually end. But the physical damage will last.
Tearing the Historic Fabric: The Destruction of Yemen’s Cultural Heritage
Frederick Deknatel reports on the disastrous impact of Saudi intervention on Yemen’s cultural heritage.
Hope in the Ruins of Homs: Architecture and the Syrian Civil War
Frederick Deknatel reviews “The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria” by Marwa al-Sabouni.
The Syria I Knew: On the Fall of the House of Assad
THE FIFTEEN BRANCHES of Syria's intelligence apparatus, the mukhabarat, count some 50,000 to 70,000 full-time officers, along with hundreds
Obama’s Foreign Policy Crossroads
WRITING IN THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS in 2008, Max Rodenbeck, the Economist’s Middle East correspondent, called veteran
2050 or Bust
THIS PAST AUGUST IN HELIOPOLIS, the Cairo suburb built over desert by a Belgian industrialist in 1905, I sat in an
Letter From Cairo
Photograph courtesy of Frederick Deknatel "WHY ARE WE DESTROYING our own city with our own hands?" the architect Nairy Hampikian asked