Mat Nashed is a veteran journalist specializing in the Middle East and northern Africa. Over the last decade, he has reported extensively on Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, and Sudan, with a focus on state repression, humanitarian crises, geopolitics, and migration. His work has appeared in international outlets such as Al-Jazeera, VICE, DW News, OZY, The New Humanitarian, and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Over the last year, Russia has strong-armed the U.N. Security Council to close three border crossings for humanitarian aid into Syria. To stay open, the remaining Bab al-Hawa crossing must be reauthorized by July.