Alice Fordham

Alice Fordham is an NPR International Correspondent based in Beirut, Lebanon.

In this role, she reports on Lebanon, Syria and many of the countries throughout the Middle East.

Before joining NPR in 2014, Fordham covered the Middle East for five years, reporting for The Washington Post, the Economist, The Times and other publications. She has worked in wars and political turmoil but also amid beauty, resilience and fun.

In 2011, Fordham was a Stern Fellow at the Washington Post. That same year she won the Next Century Foundation's Breakaway award, in part for an investigation into Iraqi prisons.

Fordham graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics.

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Africa
5:05 am
Mon June 29, 2015

After Killing Of 38 Tourists, Tunisia Cracks Down On Islamists

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World
5:12 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

After Tunisia Attack, Tourists Leave — And Locals Worry

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 6:36 pm

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Parallels
4:07 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Iraqi Soldiers, Generals Shift The Blame For Battlefield Defeats

Iraqi Sunni volunteers take part in a graduation ceremony at the Habaniyah military base near Ramadi on June 17. Iraq's military is dominated by Shiites and is trying to recruit more Sunni soldiers.
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Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 8:56 pm

When the Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to the self-declared Islamic State last month, it was a big defeat. Ramadi is a provincial capital just 60 miles west of Baghdad, and the setback played into the notion that the Iraqi army is weak and inept.

The U.S. Congress and Pentagon were scathing, saying the Iraqi army lacked the will to fight. There were plenty of other critics as well, though we haven't heard much from the Iraqi soldiers themselves.

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Middle East
5:07 am
Tue June 16, 2015

Al-Qaida's No. 2 Leader Is Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 7:59 am

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Iraq
5:18 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Ramadi, Iraq, Offensive Delays Efforts To Take Back Mosul

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 12:45 pm

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