Sarabrynn Hudgins

Sarabrynn Hudgins is a Middle East expert and analyst with an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University. Her work has appeared in Slate, Quartz, and Huffington Post, among other publications. She is also a former employee of New America's Open Technology Institute.

All Work

A Chronic Problem: Violence Against Women in Turkey

Deep-seated, restrictive views of gender roles still foment violence in Turkey, despite the legal protections women enjoy there.


The Missed Opportunity Looming in Uzbekistan

After the death of Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan has a chance to choose democracy. Sarabrynn Hudgins explains why that choice is unlikely.


Colonial Laws a Hazard for Homosexuals in Lebanon

Sarabrynn Hudgins considers the consequences of colonial legislation in Lebanon that should have ended with French occupation.


Russia's Talking Turkey

Sarabrynn Hudgins writes on why Russia and Turkey won’t bring us into World War III—and why we should nevertheless hope they start playing n


ISIS Fighting Turkey Fighting Kurds

The Turkish government is torn between fighting ISIS and crushing the Kurds. Sarabrynn Hudgins writes that its attempts at the latter are un


Reading the Signs from Suruc

After last month’s suicide bombing in Suruc, Turkey has done more in 10 days to fight ISIS than it did during the last four years. Sarabrynn