Preeti Aroon

Preeti Aroon, copy chief at Foreign Policy, copy-edits articles to ensure that authors aren’t confusing “its” and “it’s,” referring to someone named “Obama bin Laden,” mistaking “Elliott Abrams” for “Eliot Cohen,” misspelling “Srebrenica,” or inserting two (or more! ) spaces after periods. Aroon has strong feelings about comma splices. Formerly a copy editor and contributing columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader, Aroon holds a master's degree in public policy from Duke University and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky. Please follow Aroon on Twitter: @pjaroonFP.

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Photo Essay: Gay Pride, From Zagreb to Shanghai

People around the world are rising up and demanding dignity and equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. And despite a backlash, the LGBT movement marches forward, refusing to go back in the closet.


Photo Essay: Ahmadi Bye-Bye in Iran?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has tarnished his country's international standing, presided over a crumbling economy, and doubted the Holocaust. As Iranians head to the polls June 12, many fed-up voters are chanting, "Ahmadi bye-bye."


Working in Hell for $11 a Day

Working with oozing molten sulfur at a steaming crater lake, the miners of Indonesia's Kawah Ijen volcano endure wheezing lungs and bloodshot eyes to haul heavy slabs of the bright-yellow element, used in everything from cosmetics to gunpowder.


Photo Essay: The World’s Biggest Election

What do you call 714 million eligible voters, 5,500 candidates, 1,055 political parties, and 830,000 polling stations? Call it the world's biggest election ever, to be held in India, the world's largest democracy, beginning April 16.


Photo Essay: Pakistan’s New Homeless

Pakistan has engaged in its own ‘war on terror’ against Islamist militants in the northwest part of the country. The collateral damage: at least 450,000 Pakistanis forced from their homes.


Photo Essay: Baghdad’s Back, Six Years After the Invasion

March 20 marks the six-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The war sparked a bloody insurgency, but in Baghdad today, normal life is cautiously reemerging.


Photo Essay: Spring Break Gone Wrong?

This time of year, many American college students head to Mexico's beaches for spring break, but a recent State Department travel alert about violence south of the border might be giving some party animals second thoughts.


Photo Essay: Abu Ghraib’s Extreme Makeover

In his first address to the joint session of Congress, President Obama said the United States does not torture. Iraq might be trying to send the same message about itself with the recent makeover it gave to the notorious Abu Ghraib prison.

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