From reporting on organized crime and government corruption in Bosnia and Serbia to reflections on the Syrian Refugee Crises in Jordan and the Irish Peace Process in Northern Ireland, my writing on politics and international affairs has always prioritized a global perspective, usually derived from my own experiences working and traveling in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
(Re)imagining Peace + Justice
Can Sinn Fein Move Beyond the IRA?: A piece on the 2020 Irish elections, in which the republican party Sinn Fein received the highest share of votes, and how the label of “terrorism” affects political parties once aligned with violent actors. Published February 2020.
The Fragile Hope for Democratic Transition in Sudan and Algeria: An analysis of the Sudan and Algerian democracy revolutions of 2019, in the context of the Arab Spring of 2011. Published May 2019.
Under the Wire Review: The Perils of Reporting on Conflict: A review of the film “Under the Wire,” on the reporting of journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria in 2012. This review is on the film’s premiere at the National Museum, London. Published March 2019.
Is There Still Hope for Reconciliation in Northern Ireland? : A reflection on the still-fragile peace process in Northern Ireland and the potential effects of Brexit on Nationalist/Unionist reconciliation, informed by my own experiences in Northern Ireland. Published January 2019.
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Serbia’s Deadly Mix: Football, Politics, and Crime : An investigative feature story reported alongside the OCCRP and affiliate Serbian reporting team, the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK). This piece looks at the intersection of football hooliganism, Serbian nationalism, and government-linked organized crime during surrounding one of the highest-profile football hooligan murders in decades. Published January 2017.
Selected Daily News Articles: From June to December 2016, I operated as a Reporting Intern on the Daily News desk at the OCCRP. In this position, I covered the assault of Russian journalist Grigory Pasko and the assassination of a high-level Montenegrin gangster, amongst other stories on organized crime.
The Solutions Journal
Peace Block: Advocating for Academics in Turkey: On the formation of the Academicians for Peace in Turkey, protesting Turkish government actions against the nation’s Kurdish population.