Josh Wood

Josh Wood is a freelance journalist in Boston. He previously spent seven years based in Beirut, Lebanon, first as a freelancer and later as a correspondent for The National. Recently, his work has focused on US Middle East policy, immigration and the marijuana industry in New England.

a child plays at a camp in Idlib, Syria

Is US policy in Syria driven by politics or emotion?

While the Trump administration’s Iran stance clearly plays a role in the sudden shift on Syria, the president’s own emotions and personal interactions may have had something to do with it as well.

Is US policy in Syria driven by politics or emotion?
An aerial view shows the diplomatic area in Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2013. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Enirates led other Arab countries in cutting diplomatic relations with Qatar in June 2017. Organizations with ties to Saudi and the UAE then spent mi

How a diplomatic crisis among Gulf nations led to a fake news campaign in the United States

How a diplomatic crisis among Gulf nations led to a fake news campaign in the United States