I’m a global affairs columnist and a journalist now based in Istanbul, previously in Beirut, and originally from Canada. I write for the Ottawa Citizen every week about the state of democracy and liberalism around the world. My writing has covered topics including the Syrian refugee crisis throughout the Middle East and Europe, the surveillance of the Internet, a dognapping mafia in Beirut, elections in Thailand, human rights issues in China, and Canadian federal political leaders talking down to women/the electorate/scholars/high-ranking officials. My reporting and op-eds have appeared in most major Canadian publication, including Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. Feel free to get in touch.