Joshua Hammer

Cordula Krämer

Joshua Hammer

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent at Large in Africa and the Middle East. His most recent book, The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird, was published in paperback in February. (September 2022)

Climbers approaching the summit of Mount Everest, 2010

Because It’s Still There

The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas

by Scott Ellsworth

October 8, 2020 issue

Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, and President Robert Mugabe at Mugabe’s ninety-second birthday celebrations, Masvingo, Zimbabwe, February 2016

Exit Mugabe

Two Weeks in November: The Astonishing Untold Story of the Operation That Toppled Mugabe

by Douglas Rogers

November 7, 2019 issue

Refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in temporary housing at the former Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, February 2016

Can Germany Cope with the Refugees?

Germany’s Response to the Refugee Situation: Remarkable Leadership or Fait Accompli?

a report by Matthias M. Mayer in Newpolitik, Bertelsmann Foundation, May 2016, available at

The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

by Patrick Kingsley

August 18, 2016 issue

The remains of the Dharahara Tower in Kathmandu, four days after the earthquake, April 2015

The Nepal Catastrophe


by Thomas Bell

Battles of the New Republic: A Contemporary History of Nepal

by Prashant Jha

May 12, 2016 issue

Aung San Suu Kyi

Betrayal in Burma

The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma

by Delphine Schrank

November 5, 2015 issue

Tamil boys at a refugee camp on the outskirts of the northern Sri Lankan town of
Vavuniya during a visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, May 2009

The Terrible War for Sri Lanka

No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

a film by Callum Macrae

Noontide Toll

by Romesh Gunesekera

The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War

by Rohini Mohan

This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War

by Samanth Subramanian

March 5, 2015 issue

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