Shatter the Nations
Speaking and Bookings
An essay for The Intercept marking the two-year anniversary.
A report for The New Yorker on how imprisoning the Oath Keepers’ leader for seditious conspiracy could derail the movement he helped build.
A report for The New Yorker on the interpretation of the Insurrection Act used by Stewart Rhodes and his legal team.
Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes' Jan. 6 reckoning.
An essay for The Intercept about how the post-9/11 wars are fueling rising militancy in America and the country's political breakdown.
A profile for The New Yorker shows how a conspiracy theory known as the New World Order has helped to fuel Trump's attack on the 2020 election.
An armed standoff in a small Vermont town reveals something elemental about the fear and division of the moment. A deep dive for This American Life tells the story of the conflict and looks into the history of the man at the center of it.
Americans on either half of the political divide are growing more comfortable deploying the terms and frames of the Forever War against the other side.
Jan. 6 was the next blind step toward an outcome no one wants, driven by people who can’t understand their own endgame. The first in a series of reported essays for The Intercept.
The Capitol riot has forced a reckoning inside America’s militant groups.
Patrolling voting sites with a militia in Virginia for the election edition of This American Life.
A pro-Trump militant group has recruited thousands of police, soldiers, and veterans. An Atlantic investigation shows the preparations for war at home.
The coronavirus has reignited the post-9/11 debate about security and civil liberties. The U.S. response to that tragedy has lessons for how to manage the trade-offs this time around.
What happens to U.S. allies in Syria after America's withdrawal?
What it means to go to war against an ideology.
Spies versus the American president.
How former American intelligence officials are being turned against their country.
On Joe Biden's long and tortured Iraq War history.
The Wagner Group has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle but blurs the line between what is and isn’t happening on Moscow’s orders.
An out-of-print book on Ronald Reagan's strategy against the Soviet Union is seen as inspiration for the Trump administration's Iran policy.
US officials say most of ISIS fighters have died on the battlefield. Smugglers along the Syria-Turkey border say many have escaped.
An elite group of Iraqi soldiers is leading the battle to free the city of Mosul from ISIS.
As the US and its allies prepare to launch a major offensive for Mosul, US service members are on the ground in growing numbers — and increasingly in harm's way.
It’s far easier to join ISIS than to leave.
The trade in stolen antiquities from Syria funds all sides of the civil war that has engulfed the country.
BuzzFeed News' Mike Giglio speaks to an ISIS operative in Turkey about the group's efforts to smuggle fighters to the West.
An exclusive ground-level look at the illicit oil trade that has made ISIS the world's richest extremist group.
Born in Germany but raised in Missouri, "Wild Bill" Suess served in the Army, then did time for various crimes. Then immigration agents came calling.