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Samuel Oakford

Journalist based in New York

Samuel Oakford is a journalist based in New York. He is the former United Nations bureau chief for Vice News.

Who Is Paying for the War in Yemen?

The Pentagon says that “errors in accounting” mean Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have not been properly charged for refueling.


Trump's Iran-Centric Syria Policy Takes Shape

Congress likely won’t take action to rein in the military powers it granted the president after the 9/11 attacks—powers that Trump uses with the broad aim of countering Iran.


Counting the Dead in Mosul

The civilian death toll in the fight against ISIS is far higher than official estimates.


Yemen Has Become the Graveyard of the Obama Doctrine

The human costs of facilitating Saudi Arabia’s proxy war have been enormous, and there’s no end in sight.