SANTA MONICA, California – My body floats into a WaveTable, a vibrating med with a soft, mineral water surface, igniting instant nostalgia for the…
In October 2022, Hollie reported from Afghanistan journeying through the Emirate to report on conditions one year after the US abandoned its two-decade…
KYIV, Ukraine – From many perspectives, Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine is already a gigantic failure. This is not only because of Moscow’s…
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War KABUL, Afghanistan – In Kabul, on an unremarkable Friday…
KABUL, Afghanistan – For almost 15 months, the international community – not to mention Afghans themselves – has been up in arms over the ban on girls…
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KYIV, Ukraine – More than ten months into one of the most talked about – and feared – conflicts of our time, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grinds on. It…

December 2022

Just before Russia invaded Ukraine, Hollie had just returned from visiting the eastern Donetsk/Luhansk portion of the country. From her apartment in…
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“To educate girls is to reduce poverty.” – Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations KABUL, Afghanistan – Down a narrow, cobble-stoned…
The mainstream media – spurred on by doom-monger remarks by western policymakers – continue to issue warnings that international terrorist groups are…
BAHKMUT, Ukraine – The overhead whistle. The uncomfortable few seconds of waiting and silence. Then the crash: searing, reverberating, the smell of…