Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo The Washington Post
The most unconventional weapon in Syria: Wheat
December 18, 2015
The Washington Post

In the Syrian conflict, all the players are using wheat and bread as a weapon—and civilians are paying the price.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo Guernica magazine
Be Like Water
December 15, 2015
Guernica magazine

Refugees on Lesvos.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo The Washington Post
Paris is a city. Beirut is a ‘war zone.’ Why the way we talk about those places matters.
November 17, 2015
The Washington Post

ISIS bombed a neighborhood, not a "Hezbollah stronghold."
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo Politico magazine
Greeks Bearing Gifts
November 30, 2015
Politico magazine

How Greeks are helping refugees despite their destroyed economy.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo Al Jazeera America
A garden grows amid the daily dangers of a siege in Syria
May 18, 2015
Al Jazeera America

Yarmouk’s forgotten civilians have been fighting the medieval weapon of hunger with creativity, humor and the ultimate grass-roots resistance strategy: gardens.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo The New Republic online
The War on Bread: How the Syrian regime is using food as a weapon
February 14, 2014
The New Republic online

The mass media frames food as something that brings the Middle East together during conflict, not something that tears it apart. Which is why, when leaders use food as a weapon, we often fail to recognize this hideous war crime until it’s too late.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo The New Republic
Bashar al-Assad: an Intimate Profile of a Mass Murderer
December 2013
The New Republic

In 1982, not long after his father's military pulverized a town called Hama, Bashar Al Assad got a jet ski...
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo granta.com
Bread of Beirut
August 2, 2012
granta.com

On bread, war, and the age-old tradition of the public oven.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo Foreignaffairs.com
Let Them Eat Bread: How Food Subsidies Prevent (and Provoke) Revolutions in the Middle East
March 23, 2011
Foreignaffairs.com

How the bread that used to ensure obedience turned into a symbol and a source of revolution.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo nytimes.com
Eating in Public: Pleasure or Peril?
February 28, 2012
nytimes.com

Echoes of Victorian finger-wagging from lawmakers who pit public eating against cleanliness, godliness and that elusive quality we refer to as being “civilized.”

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>Foreign Policy</i>
Eat, Drink, Protest
May/June 2011
Foreign Policy

In the wrong hands, food can be a weapon: a short, sweet history of food propaganda.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New York Times Magazine</i>
Does the Mediterranean Diet Even Exist?
April 3, 2011
The New York Times Magazine

The more we try to eat like Mediterraneans, the more they're trying to eat like us.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>Time</i>
History on a Plate
July 21, 2011
Time

A short history of harisa/haleem, the mixture of meat, spices, and grains that people have been eating across continents and centuries.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>Saveur</i>
They Remember Home
December 2008
Saveur

Marooned in Beirut, Iraqi refugees ease the pain of exile with home cooking. Included in Best Food Writing 2009.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The Nation</i>
Sect Symbols
15 February 2007
The Nation

The secret history of downtown Beirut and the man who rebuilt it. (Book review.)
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New Republic</i>
Eau No
18 January 2007
The New Republic

Hezbollah perfume: the smell of resistance.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New Republic</i> Online
Camp Rout
24 May 2007
The New Republic Online

Armed militiamen help out the overstretched Lebanese army.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New Republic</i> Online
Hezbollapalooza
5 December 2006
The New Republic Online

Hezbollah's answer to the Cedar Revolution.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New York Times</i>
Baghdad Thanksgiving, 2003
22 November 2007
The New York Times

Thanksgiving in Baghdad, four years ago.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New Republic</i>
Tour de Force
24 August 2006
The New Republic

Exploring scenic South Beirut, the Hezbollah way.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New Republic</i>
Militias' Intent
1 December 2006
The New Republic

Lebanon's dying anti-Syria movement.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The Nation Online</i>
Fear and Shopping in Beirut
17 July 2006
The Nation Online

What do you crave when a war breaks out?

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New Republic</i>
Entombed
20 July 2006
The New Republic

With friends like these, Lebanon’s Shia don’t need enemies.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The Washington Post</i>
Beirut Diary: So Much for the Postwar
23 July 2006
The Washington Post

One week of war.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New Republic</i>
Sheik Up
28 August 2006
The New Republic

Nasrallah's war: a profile of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah during the 2006 war.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The Nation Online</i>
Dreams Deferred in Lebanon
2 August 2006
The Nation Online

How Lebanon's Slow Food movement fared during the war.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New Republic</i>
Crying Shame
21 August 2006
The New Republic

The man who cried: a profile of Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.
annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo <i>The New Republic</i>
Next
2 March 2006
The New Republic

Is Lebanon the new Iraq? Sunni-Shia tensions on the rise.

annia ciezadlo Recent articles by Annia Ciezadlo The New Republic Online
Comic Relief
February 27, 2006
The New Republic Online

In Lebanon and Syria, the cartoon jihad is not a battle between West and East. It’s a struggle by mainstream Sunnis to contain a growing network of radical Islamists.
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