July 2020: The World Today: War zone optimist.
December 2019: The World Today, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Qatar and the Gulf Crisis: A Study of Resilience.
July 2019: The World Today, Jared Diamond, Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change.
June 2019: The Observer, Hussein Kesvani, Follow Me, Akhi.
April, 2019: New Statesman, Geoff Edgers, Walk this Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever.
March 2019: The Observer, Mariam Khan, It’s Not About the Burqa.
September 2018: New Statesman, David Wearing, AngloArabia: Why Gulf wealth matters to Britain.
April 2018: New Statesman, Hip-hop’s unhappy families.
February 2018: New Statesman, Afua Hirsch, Brit(ish).
October 2017: Vulture, Wu-Tang Clan’s The Saga Continues is a return to form.
April, 2017: New Statesman, essay on three books about integration, The battle for the soul of British Islam.
April 2017: The World Today, Guy Laron, The Six-Day War: the breaking of the Middle East.
December 2015: The New Humanist, Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed, The South African Gandhi.
July 2015: Open Magazine, Yasmin Khan, The Raj at War.
April 2015: Open Magazine, Diego Maiorano, Autumn of the Matriarch.
February 2015: The World Today, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Guantánamo Diary.
February 2015: The Independent, Dilip Hiro, The Longest August.
November 2014: Open Magazine, AN Wilson, Victoria: A Life.
October 2014: The World Today, Lawrence Wright, Thirteen Days in September Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David.
September 2014: The Independent, Ziauddin Sardar, Mecca the Sacred City.
August 2014: The World Today, Peter Oborne, Wounded Tiger The History of Cricket in Pakistan.
June 2014: The Quietus, Jack White, Lazaretto.
June 2014: The Independent, Innes Bowen, Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent.
May 2014: The Quietus, Conor Oberst, Upside Down Mountain.
April 2014, The World Today, Andrew Hussey, The French intifada.
March 2014: The Independent, Rana Dasgupta, Capital.
November, 2008: The National, Guns N’Roses, Chinese Democracy.
October 2008: The National, Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series, Volume 8, Tell Tale Signs.
September 2008: The National, Metallica, Death Magnetic.
August 2008: The National, Ziauddin Sardar, Balti Britain.
December 2004: The Times, Christian Parenti, The Freedom Shadows and Hallucinations in Iraq.
February 2003: The Observer, Mike Davis, Dead Cities.
October 2001: The Observer, Charles R. Cross, Heavier Than Heaven.