There’s a dark joke going around Baghdad these days. Noof Assi, a 30-year-old Iraqi peace activist and humanitarian worker, told it to me by phone. Our conversation took place in late May just after the Trump administration had announced that it would add 1,500 troops to the United States’ Middle Eastern garrisons. “Iran wants to […]
Author Archives: Laura Gottesdiener
Laura Gottesdiener is a freelance journalist and former Democracy Now! producer currently based in northern Lebanon.