Mitch Swenson

Traveling journalist MENA & East Africa, focused on conflict and digital diasporas. @Mitch_Swenson on Twitter


Get to Know Your War Smugglers!

Turkish traffickers help Syrian refugees


by MITCH SWENSON


The Ferguson Police Have No Idea How to Deal With Journalists


And the journos aren't making it any easier


Faces of the Free Syrian Army

Five resistance fighters, five tales of war, victory and defeat


by MITCH SWENSON


Get to Know Your War Smugglers!

Turkish traffickers help Syrian refugees


by MITCH SWENSON


Is Al Qaeda’s Leader Losing Control of His Army?

He’s widely considered to be the terrorist group’s number one, except by his followers 


The Abu Ghraib Prison Break Seriously Empowered Jihadists in Syria

Al Qaeda has a new campaign to recruit soldiers abroad and they’re using the notorious prison as…