David Kenner

David Kenner is the Middle East editor at Foreign Policy. He is based in Beirut, Lebanon, and has been with FP since 2009 (a long time, he knows). He worked for FP previously in Cairo, where he covered the early days of the Arab Spring, and before that in Washington. He has attended Georgetown University and the American University of Beirut and has reported from Libya, Egypt, Gaza, Turkey, Lebanon, and Iraq.


The Race to Raqqa Could Cost Trump Turkey

The anti-Islamic State fight could devolve into a war between the Kurds and Ankara and disrupt the plan to take back the terrorist group’s de facto capital.


Is Turkey Still a Democracy?

An upcoming referendum and a vicious war of words with Europe could end up making Erdogan more powerful — and isolated — than ever.


A Tale of Two Refugees

After Trump's travel ban, vastly different fates have become simply a matter of chance.


The Women Who Could Save Mosul

A group of female parliamentarians have developed a plan to mend the post-ISIS fabric of Iraq's second-largest city.


Reporting Behind Enemy Lines in Mosul

Omar al-Jubory believed the world needed to know what life was like under the Islamic State. He barely got out alive.


Turkey’s ‘Kurdish Obama’ Is Now in Jail

Selahattin Demirtas, who once hoped to challenge Erdogan’s grip on power, finds his political party under attack and himself behind bars.

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