Selected Clips

 

Myanmar/Burma

“The Lady and the Election,” New York Times, Nov. 6, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/07/opinion/aung-san-suu-kyi-myanmar-the-lady-and-the-election.html?_r=0
“Myanmar prepares to vote amid hopes, doubsts and many dreams,” Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 5 2015,
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/1105/Myanmar-prepares-to-vote-amid-hopes-doubts-and-many-dreams

Myanmar vote: a democracy activist’s story, Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 7,2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/1107/Myanmar-vote-A-democracy-activist-s-story

Myanmar election: opposition hails victory but will the military cede power? Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 10, 2015.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/1110/Myanmar-election-Opposition-hails-victory-but-will-military-cede-power

“Dissident Thunder; How an Insurgent Movement of Pro-Democracy Activists – from Underground, Exile or Prison – Returned to Take Burma’s Military Junta by Political Storm,” Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 2012;  (Winner of the 2012 Staige D. Blackford Prize for Nonfiction) http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2012/summer/schrank-dissident/

 “Testing Myanmar’s Political Dispensation,” International Herald Tribune, March 29, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/opinion/testing-myanmars-political-dispensation.html?pagewanted=all

 “Strategies of Dissent Evolving in Burma; Activists Find Political Breathing Room in Humanitarian Nonprofit Groups,” The Washington Post, Aug. 24, 2009, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/23/AR2009082302437.html

“The Lady Lives; why Aung San Suu Kyi is still the Inspiration of Burma’s would-be opposition,” Foreign Policy, August 10, 2009, http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/08/10/the_lady_lives

  “In Burma, Carefully Sowing the Seeds of Resistance: Fragile Opposition Wary of Confrontation,” The Washington Post, Aug. 9, 2009 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/08/AR2009080802465.html

 “Burma’s Prisons A Caldron of Protest Fury,” The Washington Post, Aug. 2, 2008, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/02/AR2008080201561.html

“In Broken Economy, Burmese Improvise or Flee,” The Washington Post, Aug. 16, 2008 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/15/AR2008081503655.html

 “A New Generation of Activists Arises in Burma; Network Strengthened by Junta’s Crackdown, Cyclone Bungling,” The Washington Post, July 19, 2008, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/19/AR2008071901609.html

 “Frustrated Burmese Organize Aid Forays; Ad Hoc Groups Formed in Cyclone’s Aftermath, but Causes May Widen,” The Washington Post, June 20, 2008,  , http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/20/AR2008062003171.html

“‘To Be Busy Helps Them Forget’; Burma’s Storm Survivors Cobble Together a Meager Future,” The Washington Post, July 5, 2008,  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/05/AR2008070501923.html

Elsewhere

“Tin Fever,” Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall 2010, http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2010/fall/scrank-tin-fever/

“As Go the Hippos; Under the Weight of Congo’s Civil War, An Ecosystem Collapses,” The Atlantic Monthly, June 2009, http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200906/congo-ecology

 “A Makeshift Existence: War In E. Congo Has Driven More Than 1 Million People to a Life of Continual Wandering,” The Washington Post, Nov. 9, 2008, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/10/30/ST2008103002537.html

“68 Million Congolese Can’t Be Wrong; it is nationalism that keeps one of the world’s most complicated countries in one place,” Foreign Policy, April 2009, http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4803

TransitionsMaliThe Blue People, or Alternatives to the Modern State and Other Desert Mirages,” Virginia Quarterly Review, web link pending Feb. 7, 2013, at: http://www.vqronline.org/blog/

A valentine's wedding, with help from strangers, Washington Post, Feb, 5, 2008, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/14/AR2008021403483.html

In a place of pain and recovery, room to romp, Washington Post, Oct. 15, 2007, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/14/AR2007101401235.html

Departures: Brussels Belgium, Virginia Quarterly Review, Jan. 7, 2103, http://www.vqronline.org/current-events/departures-brussels-belgium

“Belgians Limp Along, Hobbled By Old Language Barriers,” The Washington Post, Jan. 20, 2008,http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/29/AR2008012903286.html

“Nap Time and Play Time and Time to Learn Farsi,” The Washington Post, June 24, 2007,   http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/23/AR2007062301390.html 

"On being a Female Reporter", Virginia Quarterly Review, Oct. 19, 2012,  http://www.vqronline.org/fall-2012-female-conscience/being-female-reporter