Jeb Sharp

Jeb Sharp is a former senior editor and correspondent for The World

I joined the staff of The World in 1998 and have done almost every job in the newsroom since: reporter, producer, podcaster, backup host, show runner, special correspondent and now editor. Clearly I can't get enough of the place. I have reported for the show from Belgium, Bosnia, Canada, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Haiti, Gaza, Israel, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, the UK and across the US. I’ve received some nice honors along the way: a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, two Overseas Press Club awards for “History of Iraq” and “How Wars End,” a Dart Award for “Rape as a Weapon of War, ” and a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for “Rwanda: Trying to Move On.”  

man in a helicopter

How wars end: Revisiting our series about one of the most difficult aspects of war


As the US finds itself embroiled in another war, though not with troops, we are reairing our series, “How Wars End,” which first ran in 2008.

A crew chief completes a post flight inspection of a Predator drone on Sept. 15, 2004 at Balad Air Base, Iraq.

How drones and robotics may shape the future of conflict under President Trump

Site of drone strike

How the Obama administration’s drone program normalized targeted killing

Maisam Hosseini and his teacher

What it’s like to learn a second language when you can’t read and write in your first

A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone sits in a hanger at Creech Air Force Base May 19, 2016. The base in Nevada is the hub for the military’s unmanned aircraft operations in the United States.

For Rosa Brooks, how drones turned from the abstract to the stuff of nightmares

hand holds up magazine with Barack Obama on cover, with Obama nearby

How Barack Obama convinced many African immigrants that their vote matters

Global Politics

What does it take to feel invested in American politics? For this immigrant from Cameroon: Barack Obama.

Esu Alemseged and Daniel Aschale

These runners from Ethiopia take inspiration from Boston Marathon’s defending champion


“I don’t think I’m good at running just because I’m Ethiopian,” says Esu Alemseged, 18. “But I think if it weren’t for the Ethiopian identity, I wouldn’t be running in the first place.”

Still image from film "Jahar"

Two young filmmakers grapple with their high school memories of the Boston marathon bomber


A new film explores what it was like to be a high school friend of convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Radovan Karadzic

20 years later, a genocide conviction for architect of the war in Bosnia


He was trained as a psychiatrist, fancied himself a poet and was known for his flamboyant head of hair. Today he was convicted of genocide and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Geraldine Henneghien

‘It’s the whole family that is destroyed’


First her son was recruited. Then he left for Syria. When he was killed in the fighting there, this Belgian mother turned to parents in the same situation for solace.