freelance journalist and author
Freelance journalist and author of Passion for Islam: Shaping the Modern Middle East: The Egyptian Experience and A Kingdom's Future: Saudi Arabia through the Eyes of Its Twentysomethings; former public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
President Obama cut short his trip to India to honor the memory of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
Jan. 27, 2015from To the Point
Two years of bloody violence against a brutal dictatorship in Syria have awakened the ancient rivalry between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
Mar. 28, 2013from To the Point
Two days ago, King Abdulla said Saudi Arabian women have the right to vote and participate in local elections, which the BBC hailed as "potentially the most important advance for…
Sep. 27, 2011from To the Point
“We can’t act like nothing happened.” The service was a moment for his friends and family to remember him. But they also demanded answers from authorities.
Jul. 1from KCRW Features
LA County’s courts will reopen Monday for non-jury criminal and civil trials. But what steps are being taken to ensure the courts will be safe?
Jun. 17from Greater LA
Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the government’s effort to stop publication of John Bolton’s book.
Jun. 17from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson and Council President Nury Martinez have introduced a motion that would create an alternative to police: a newly developed nonviolent…
Jun. 17from KCRW Features
Statues of slave traders and Confederate leaders are being toppled or defaced during protests following the killing of George Floyd.
Jun. 25from Design and Architecture
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday that international students will not be allowed to stay in the U.S. if they cannot take in-person college courses this fall.
Jul. 7from Greater LA
The funeral for Robert Fuller was today at a church in Palmdale. Fuller was found hanging from a tree across the street from Palmdale City Hall on June 10.
Jun. 30from Greater LA
A Facebook post looking for Black video editors sparked hateful comments and allegations of “anti-white racism,” drawing attention to Hollywood’s lack of diversity and reluctance to…
Jun. 25from Greater LA
There’s a move to get thousands of Angelenos off the streets and into shelters. A judge ordered it. The City and County of LA agreed to it.
Jun. 22from Greater LA