The Blues Elsewhere

Portfolio

Muftah

“American Jewish Groups are in Solidarity with Refugees for Very Personal Reasons.” 2015 November 25.

“Refugees Fear Backlash Following the Paris Attacks.” 2015 November 18.

“Poland’s New, Right-Wing, Anti-Refugee Government is a Sign of the Times.” 2015 November 11.

“The Mysterious Crash of a Russian Plane in Egypt.” 2015 November 4.

“Open Democracy Russia’s Must-Read Series on the Post-Soviet Ummah.” 2015 October 28.

“Border Closures Will Not Stop Refugees From Fleeing to Europe.” 2015 October 21.

“Putin’s Support for Assad Speaks to His Own Agenda, Not Russia’s Needs.” 2015 October 7.

“Eastern Europe, Victimhood, and the Refugee Crisis.” 2015 September 30.

“The Many Reasons Why Moldovans Are Demanding Their Government’s Resignation.” 2015 September 23.

“What Reactions To The Refugee Crisis Tell Us About Religion & Identity In Eastern Europe.” 2015 September 16.

“How Refugees From The Middle East Could Help Countries Like Serbia.” 2015 September 9.

“Refugees Come Up Against Border Walls In Hungary & Bulgaria.” 2015 September 3.

“Is Russia Heading For A Complete Reversal On Abortion Rights?” 2015 August 26.

“Azerbaijan Continues To Be A Hostile Place For Journalists.” 2015 August 19.

“Egypt’s New Suez Canal Could Be A Costly Mistake.” 2015 August 12.

“Are Holocaust Denial Bans Effective?” 2015 August 5.

“HERstory Brings Pakistan’s Feminist History To Life.” 2015 July 22.

“Chronicling Ramadan & More Through Cartoons: An Interview With Adam Elrashidi.” 2015 July 16.

“Armenia’s Electric Yerevan Protests Are Ignoring Comparisons To The Ukraine’s Euromaidan Movement.” 2015 July 8.

“Caucasians Are Reclaiming Their Regional Identity Through A New Blog.” 2015 July 1.

“The ‘O’ Campaign In Azerbaijan Is A Symbol Of Progress On LGBTQ Rights, But More Still Needs To Be Done.” 2015 June 24.

“Zahra Hussaini’s Cycling Movement Is Creating Female Empowerment In Afghanistan.” 2015 June 17.

“As The Islamic State Approaches, An Assyrian Christian Family Is Trying To Protect The Tomb Of A Jewish Prophet.” 2015 June 10.

“Joumana Hadad, Lebanon’s ‘Angry Arab Woman’, Talks Feminism & Sex In A New Interview.” 2015 June 3.

“Reviving Morocco’s Forgotten Jewish Communities.” 2015 May 29.

“Tatars Mark 71st Anniversary of Mass Deportation From Crimea, As History Repeats Itself.” 2015 May 27.

“An Attack On The Ismaili Community Has Furthered Sectarianism In Pakistan.” 2015 May 20.

“After The Revolution, Tunisia’s LGBTQ Community Faces Fits & Starts.” 2015 May 13.

“The Jailing Of Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Should Prompt European Leaders To Hold Azerbaijan Accountable.” 2015 May 6.

“Can Shakespeare Unite Serbs & Kosovars?” 2015 April 29.

“Morocco Is Considering Easing Restrictions On Abortion, With Broad Implications For Women Across The Arab World.” 2015 April 22.

“Hungary’s Jobbik Party Is Trying To Move Away From Its Nazi Image Without Changing Its Policies.” 2015 April 15.

“Saudi’s Sunni Wars: The Sectarian Reasons Pakistan Should Avoid Yemen.” 2015 April 8.

“Going After The Joker: Bassem Youssef & Egypt’s Free Speech Crisis.” 2015 April 1.

“As the Saying Goes in Russia, ‘When in Doubt, Blame the Chechens’.” 2015 March 25.

“The Sentencing of a Tunisian Blogger has Activists Worried About How “Free” Tunisia Is.” 2015 March 18.

“Nearly Twenty Years after the Srebrenica Genocide, Bosnians May Finally Receive Justice.” 2015 March 11.

Selected Publications

“The Silencing of Sabeen Mahmud (And By Extension, Baluchistan).” Medium. 2015 April 26.

Modi’s Election in India. Weekly Wonk. 2014 May 21. (Site updated, link somewhere in space.)

Leaning In vs. Reclining. Weekly Wonk. 2014. (Site updated, link somewhere in space.)

“What We Leave When We Leave: The Future Of American Troops In Afghanistan.” Epoch Times. 2014 February 15.

“TSA Body Scanners & the Transgender Populace.” Blog for the People’s Constitution. 2011 August 4.

“Coalition Opposes Cosmetic Reforms of S-Comm.” Blog for the People’s Constitution. 2011 August 1.

“International Outrage Over Drone Attacks Raises Questions Of Legality.” Blog for the People’s Constitution. 2011 July 27.

Photography

American Friends Service Committee, 2011 August 16.

Schmapp, Austin Guide.

Mentions

“From the Potomac to the Euphrates”, Council on Foreign Relations blog. 2015 May 29.

“First Post: Hoodwinking.” Tech President. 2015 March 18.

Translated

“Il futuro dell’Afghanistan dopo il ritiro delle truppe americane.” Epoch Times Italia. 2014 Feburary 17.

“Quais são as perspectivas do Afeganistão, sem tropas americanas.” Epoch Times Portuguese. 2014 February 2.