Rania Abouzeid

New America Fellow

Rania Abouzeid was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow. She will write a book about the Syrian uprising. She has reported from the Middle East and South Asia for over a decade and is currently a freelance journalist based in Beirut. Her work has appeared in TIME magazine, The New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, National Geographic, Politico, and other outlets, both print and television. She is the recipient of the 2015 Michael Kelly Award, the 2014 George Polk Award for foreign reporting, and the 2013 Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism among other honors, which include fellowships at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Columbia University’s Dart Center. She has thrice been a finalist for the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents. Abouzeid is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, Australia. 

All Work

Rania Abouzeid: IS ‘Will Revert Back’ After Territorial Losses

Rania Abouzeid appeared on the UK's Channel 4 news program to discuss how ISIS's loss of Mosul will affect the group.

Relentless Bombing Kills Dozens in Aleppo; Residents Are Starved for Aid

Rania Abouzeid joined PBS Newshour to discuss the bombings in Aleppo.

Madeeha al-Musawi, An Iraqi Heroine

In a past life, before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the lawlessness and looting that followed, Madeeha al-Musawi was a seamstress.

Out of sight: a former prostitute tries to rescue Iraq’s most vulnerable women

On a Saturday night in late May, I sat in the back seat of a taxi as it drove through a shantytown in Baghdad. We were not far from Firdos S