RAFFI KHATCHADOURIAN

STAFF WRITER / THE NEW YORKER

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A complete list of my work at the magazine can be found on its Web site. Here is a collection of selected features:

NATIONAL SECURITY

Azzam the American tells the story of an American who joined al Qaeda. As it traces his life, it explores homegrown terrorism. It was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

The Kill Company dissects a war crime in Iraq. It was a finalist for the Martha Gellhorn Prize, and incorporated into the curriculum at the Command Staff and General College.

Operation Delirium investigates Cold War human experiments. Its online portal, made with The New Yorker’s multimedia team, was a National Magazine Award finalist.

TECHNOLOGY

No Secrets and Man Without a Country each profiles Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, at a different moment in his life—first in 2010, then in 2017.

The Burn List tells the long, strange, epic story of Tiversa, a cybersecurity company that went disasterously off the rails.

Star in a Bottle combines explanatory and investigative journalism to profile a global effort to build a thermonuclear reactor, the world’s largest terrestrial scientific experiment.

ENVIRONMENT

The Stolen Forests follows undercover activists who track the worldwide trade in illicit timber. Along the way, it tells the story of unregulated forest destruction on a vast scale.

Neptune’s Navy profiles Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s crusade to end the killing of marine mammals and to protect ocean fisheries from plunder.

The Gulf War goes inside the effort to clean up the BP oil spill. It was based on weeks of on-the-ground reporting, scores of interviews, and extensive documentary research.

MEDICAL FRONTIERS

Degrees of Freedom tells the intertwining stories of a neuroscientist and a human subject as they strive to push the boundaries of direct brain-machine integration.

Transfiguration profiles Dallas Wiens—a burn victim from Texas who was the first recipient of a full face transplant—and the doctors who performed and pioneered the operation.

The Unseen explores how Slava Epstein helped develop an innovative way to search for new antibiotics, by cultivating classes of bacteria once deemed impossible to study.

ARTS & LETTERS

The Long View follows Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky to Nigeria during his quest to document humanity's largest, most enduring, changes to the planet.

Dream Worlds profiles sci-fi writer N.K. Jemisin, the only author in the genre to win three Hugo awards for best novel.

In the Picture documents the rise of JR from a graffiti tagger on the streets of Paris to international art phenom.

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