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Laura Kasinof is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker who has worked in and around Yemen since 2009. Her book, Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen, is an account of her time as the New York Times Yemen correspondent during the Arab Spring. Kasinof has reported from a dozen or so countries across the Arab world, East Africa, and eastern Europe.

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Qat in Wartime: Yemen’s Resilient National Habit

April 14, 2023
Early one summer morning, Mohammed[1] stood among his grove of qat trees in a village south of the capital Sana’a in Sanhan district. Two local men, who work as Mohammed’s (pickers), were busy … Read more