The Nation | June 18, 2013
Just as the Assange saga consumes too much of Alex Gibney’s film, so today’s Snowden obsession deflects attention away from our sprawling surveillance state.
The New Yorker Online | April 9, 2013
The New York Times | March 14, 2013
Crude World | 03/01/2013
The Venezuela of Hugo Chavez
Sunday Times Magazine (London) | March 3, 2013
Lieutenant Tim McLaughlin was at the Pentagon on 9/11 and in Baghdad the day it fell. Ten years on, he shares his graphic war diaries for the first time.
The Atlantic Online | 12-13-2012
The acclaimed thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden represents a troubling new frontier of government-embedded filmmaking.
The New Yorker Online | 11/14/2012
When a D.C. video store revealed the Supreme Court nominee’s list of video rentals, it sparked a privacy backlash and a new law. Similarly, the Petraeus affair has put the government’s vast surveillance powers – even of elites – in a critical context.
ProPublica | 08/31/2012
As the Senate considers a bill to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity, some questionable numbers keep creeping into the discussion.
The New York Times | July 15, 2012
ProPublica | June 28, 2012
The Nation | May 9, 2012
The New York Review of Books | September 29, 2011
The New York Review of Books | September 9, 2011
The New Yorker Online | May 4, 2011
The New Yorker Online | April 12, 2011
The New Yorker | January 3, 2011
How the media inflated a minor moment in a long war
The Wall Street Journal | August 21, 2010
New York Magazine | August 14, 2010
How a mosque proposed for a grubby downtown street became more of a symbol than its opponents ever intended.
Foreign Policy | August 5, 2010
It’s not polite to say so, but if Americans understood just how many trillions their military was really spending on protecting oil, they wouldn’t stand for it.
The Big Money | June 7, 2010
Here’s why a spill-inspired boycott doesn’t make sense.
The Big Money | September 22, 2009
Are petro-execs intrinsically more corrupt than other businessmen?
Foreign Policy | September 8, 2009
It succors and drowns human life. And for the last eight years, oil — and the people and places that make it — was my obsession.
Slate | July 18, 2008
What “Generation Kill” Gets Right About Iraq
Slate | June 24, 2008
Hint: It’s probably not Robert Mugabe
The New York Times Magazine | December 22, 2007
How the scarcity of oil may be making our antibribery laws obsolete.
Outside | March 2007
Alan Dershowitz, meet Steven Donziger. On behalf of 30,000 inhabitants of Ecuador’s remote Oriente region, this New York lawyer is putting it to Big Oil. But will his multi-billion-dollar lawsuit establish a global precedent—or is he just looking for a scapegoat for one of the nastiest messes on earth?
The New York Times Magazine | October 22, 2006
The risky maneuverings on the Korean peninsula
The New York Times Magazine | December 18, 2005
The New York Times Magazine | August 21, 2005
Saudi Arabia, soaring demand and the theory of peak oil.
The New York Times Magazine | May 1, 2005
The counterinsurgency is increasingly being waged by former elite troops of Saddam Hussein’s army, with guidance from a U.S. adviser who in the 80’s commanded the Special Forces in El Salvador. It’s not a pretty campaign.