Foreign Affairs

Abu Dhabi’s New Saadiyat Island, a Cultural Capital Built on Sand

Arabian Louvre nears completion with NYU campus nearby
Travel + Leisure, April 14, 2016

New Life for Architecture of U.S. Diplomacy in Havana

The former and future U.S. Embassy is a relic of Washington's bid to project its image as a triumphant superpower
Architect, December 23, 2014

Defending Diplomatic Design

State Department embassy program comes under congressional assault
Architect, August 12, 2014

Monarchy in the 21st Century?

Liechtenstein's billionaire royal family is threatening to abandon its tiny principality over a referendum to curtail its power
Foreign Policy, June 29, 2012

The Ritz-Carlton of Failed States

Welcome to the Serena Hotels, outposts of multi-star luxury in countries with zero-star conditions
Foreign Policy, March/April 2012

Two-Family Home

Ambassadorial residence in Israel arose from friendship between Zionist architect and Muslim client
Tablet, August 27, 2011

A Symbol for the New Egypt

Library of Alexandria stands as beacon of free thought
The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2011

Saving the Dead Sea

A natural wonder in crisis
Travel + Leisure, November 2010

Sunny Scenes, Direct From Pyongyang

North Korean propaganda art
The New York Times, August 11, 2010

Waste Land

Foreign Policy, March/April 2010

Toppling Hitler’s Role Model

Vienna belatedly wrestles with legacy of its antisemitic mayor
Forward, February 24, 2010


Architect Frank Gehry withdraws from Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem
Tablet, January 14, 2010

Jerusalem with Reservations

A pair of storied hotels epitomize the polarities of life in the Holy City
Travel + Leisure, June 2009

Egyptian Library Seeks to Change Islamic World

Successor to ancient marvel intends nothing less than to remake Middle Eastern mindset
Travel + Leisure, May 2009

The Ugly American

Berlin embassy architects discover balancing openness and security is no easy task
Architect, September 2008

Psychogram of an Israeli Metropolis

An influx of wealth and progressive culture reshapes Tel Aviv
Travel + Leisure, July 2008

Architecture vs. Extremism

Can the Aga Khan Award for Architecture reconcile modernity and tradition in the Islamic world?
Architect, May 2008

Art of News

Amos Schocken, publisher of Israel's most influential newspaper, Haaretz, has remained true to his grandfather's liberal ethos and unafraid to report thoroughly on Palestinian issues
Monocle, February 2008

Boomtown Beijing

Gearing up for the 2008 Olympics, Beijing is a city in transformation, remaking itself for the 21st century at full tilt
Travel + Leisure, November 2007

Bridging the Gulf

Is Doha, Qatar, the new cultural capital of the Middle East?
Travel + Leisure, July 2007

Quest for a Palestinian Museum

An idealistic lawyer hopes art can help forge a new identity for his people
The Los Angeles Times, July 1, 2007

Culture Clash

All across Europe, the controversial construction of new mosques is raising questions about aesthetics and assimilation, faith and tolerance—and liberal democracy itself.
Travel + Leisure, April 2006

China Urges U.S. to Embargo Import of Cultural Artifacts

A chilling effect
Art + Auction, January 2006

The Pain Felt on Both Sides

In an Israeli Arab town that's a political hot spot, a gallery has taken on a mission that transcends the aesthetic
The Los Angeles Times, December 25, 2005

Mecca’s Makeover

Islam's holiest city attracts millions of pilgrims—more every year. To accommodate the faithful, the Saudis are constructing a vast new gateway.
Travel + Leisure, February 2004

A Capital of Europe?

Brussels is primping
The New York Times, March 2, 2002

Austria’s Troubling Tabloid

Popular paper dishes out xenophobia and anti-Semitism
Columbia Journalism Review, Jan/Feb 2002

The Rebirth of Dresden

Heavily damaged during World War II, Germany's loveliest city will soon look as good as new—some might even say better. The politics of rebuilding, brick by brick.
Travel + Leisure, February 2002

Home Away from Home

The European Parliament has no fixed seat and spends a small fortune each month trekking from Belgium and Luxembourg to France
The Atlantic Monthly, October 2001

The Ideological Coding Behind Hilton Hotels

A Cold War weapon disguised as a place to spend the night
The New York Times, July 21, 2001

Vienna’s Last Waltz?

Has the political backlash that followed the election of Jörg Haider and his Freedom Party put a damper on Austria's cultural capital?
Travel + Leisure, August 2000

Haider: Licht und Schatten einer Karriere

Jörg Haider's biography
Foreign Policy, Summer 2000

Idea of a Unified Cultural Heritage Divides Europe

The New York Times, January 29, 2000

Bitterness Stalks Show on Role of the Wehrmacht

The New York Times, November 6, 1999

The New Berlin

Expressing government power without pomposity
The New York Times, April 11, 1999

Berlin Dispatch: Re-edification

Can democratic ministries occupy Nazi relics?
The New Republic, September 29, 1997

The Challenge of a Crumbling Havana

Led by Bay of Pigs veteran, Florida group tries to save Cuban capital's architecture
The New York Times, January 14, 1996

Spandau Spandex

Meet Austria's
The New Republic, December 25, 1995

In Totalitarian Cuba, Ice Cream and Understanding

Film recalls persecution of gays under Castro
The New York Times, January 22, 1995

Tweaking the Beard of the Maximum Leader

Cuba's art scene
The New York Times, June 12, 1994

Holocaust Restitution

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which recently won a substantial new award for survivors, continues to set precedent
The Atlantic Monthly, October 1993

Viennese Cab Riders Go ‘Native’

Worried about immigrants, passengers demand non-foreign drivers
The Washington Post, April 19, 1992

Austria’s Identity Crisis

Country battles cultural 'colonization' by Germany
The Washington Post, February 26, 1992

Duking It Out in Austria

Jörg Haider, would-be chancellor, is young, handsome and a little bit scary
The Washington Post, December 27, 1991

Vienna’s Buried Easter Story

Temple razed in pogrom will be excavated
The Washington Post, March 30, 1991

Vienna’s Statue of Limitations

The controversial Holocaust monument
The Washington Post, June 24, 1990

Negotiators Ponder Fate Of Europe’s Surplus Tanks

The Washington Post, May 12, 1990

Former Dissidents in Czechoslovakia Meet to Chart Future

The Washington Post, March 19, 1990

Austria at a Crossroad amid East Bloc Upheaval

Neutral state, long viewed as bridge between East and West, faces calls to redefine role
The Washington Post, March 6, 1990