The Shadow Commander

A 2013 profile of Iranian military and political operative Qassem Suleimani, of renewed relevance in the context of the current tensions between Iran and the United States. Suleimani was recently described as “Iran’s Deadly Puppet Master” in Foreign Policy’s Global Thinkers 2019 series.

The dark side of the Caribbean

Three stories examining the coastal border areas between Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, where tourist areas, police violence, conservative Christian communities, and the drug trade all mix.

My Grandma the Poisoner

The author reflects on his strong suspicion that his loving grandmother knowingly poisoned people throughout her life, to terrible effect.