Reporting on National Security
How Biden’s Foreign-Policy Team Got Rich, The American Prospect (July/August 2020).
The Lucrative Afterlife of a Trump Official, The American Prospect (November/December 2020).
Silicon Valley Takes the Battlespace, The American Prospect (January/February 2021).
Recent Essays and Analysis
Slow Simmering Solace, Radcliffe Magazine (Fall 2020).
A Cartoon of Peace and Outrage, The American Prospect (September 2, 2020).
A New Generation of Dissenters Dies in Egyptian Prison, The American Prospect (May 6, 2020).
Even in Death, Soleimani Is the Winner, The American Prospect (January 6, 2020).
From Ivory Tower to Egyptian Dungeon, The American Prospect (January/February 2020).
Egypt’s President Stomps on the Press, The American Prospect (November 26, 2019).
Never Again, Except for Right Now, The American Prospect (Fall 2019).
On Arab Comics
Mad Magazines: Underground Comics Come to Egypt, Harper's Magazine (March 2016).
On the Arab Page: Between Fine and Comic Art, Le Monde diplomatique (January 2017).
The Offending Art: Political Cartooning after the Charlie Hebdo Attacks, Nieman Reports (Winter 2015).
War, Romance, and Everyday Life in Beirut’s Emerging Alt-Comix Scene, Atlas Obscura (September 9, 2019).
The Gulf Crisis, as Told Through Cartoons, The Atlantic (July 31, 2017).
Punch Me Up, Punch Me Down, Guernica (May 5, 2015).
Egypt’s Cartoonists, After Charlie Hebdo, New York Magazine (February 1, 2015).
The Dangerous Lives of Cartoonists, Guernica (January 15, 2015).
Drawing While the Hand Trembles, Foreign Policy (January 14, 2015).
Picturing Egypt’s Next President, The New Yorker (May 22, 2014).
Gallows Humor: Political Satire in Sisi’s Egypt, Guernica (May 15, 2014).
Under Morsi, Red Lines Gone Gray, Jadaliyya (September 24, 2013).
Egypt’s Fault Lines and its Cartoons, The New Yorker (July 9, 2013).
A Year of Drawing Morsi, The New Yorker (June 29, 2013).
On Art, Literature, and Culture
The Case of the Arabic Noirs, The Paris Review (August 20, 2014).
Inside the Strange Saga of a Cairo Novelist Imprisoned for Obscenity, Rolling Stone (February 24, 2017).
Mostafa el-Abbadi, 88, Historian of Ancient World Who Led Alexandria Library’s Revival, New York Times (March 4, 2017).
Qatar: The Shape of Tomorrow, Modern Painters (June/July 2016).
“Now the Writing Starts”: An Interview with Adonis, New York Review of Books (April 16, 2016).
Plight of an Arab Intellectual: Interview with Sonallah Ibrahim, Cairo Review of Global Affairs (Spring 2017).
The Double Game of Egyptian Surrealism, Los Angeles Review of Books (April 17, 2017).
The Arab Whodunnit: Crime Fiction Makes a Comeback in the Middle East, The Guardian, (October 3, 2014).
Chapters in Books
“After the Protest Movement,” The Protest and the Recuperation eds. Betti-Sue Hertz and Sreshta Rit Premnath (New York: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, 2021).
“The Unsung Hero of Arab Comics,” The Fifth Annual Mahmoud Kahil Arab Comics Award (Beirut: American University of Beirut Press, 2020).
“En Première ligne: La Bande dessinée à l’heure du monde arabe,” La Nouvelle bande dessinée arabe ed. Shennawy (Paris: Actes Sud BD, 2018).
“Speech Bubbles: Comics and Political Cartoons in Sisi’s Egypt,” Arab Politics beyond the Uprisings: Experiments in an Era of Resurgent Authoritarianism eds. Thanassis Cambanis and Michael Wahid Hanna (Washington DC: The Century Foundation Press, 2017).
Rapport sur la situation des dessinateurs de presse dans le monde (Paris: Cartooning for Peace, 2017).
“Translating Egypt’s Political Cartoons,” Translating Dissent: Voices from and with the Egyptian Revolution ed. Mona Baker (New York: Routledge, 2016).