Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a PBS NewsHour special correspondent and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Gayle’s Recent Stories
World Aug 17Despite Taliban promises, Afghan women fear losing their freedoms and lives
The plight of women and girls in Afghanistan, many of whom gained new freedoms over the past 20 years, is now among the most important priorities now that the Taliban have taken over. With the help of author Gayle Tzemach…
World Oct 23For northern Syrians who endured ISIS, U.S. withdrawal means a new struggle to survive
More than 170,000 people have fled their homes in northern Syria since Turkey launched its offensive two weeks ago. Civilians in the area have lived through years of unrest, including revolution against the Assad regime, the battle to defeat ISIS…
World Oct 01This Syrian mother fled ISIS while pregnant. Her courage has stayed with me ever since
My eyes welled up when a smiling and confident Batoul stepped out from behind the curtains of the blue tarp she and her family call home.
World Feb 10As the fight in northern Syria shifts focus, here’s what has changed
A ground-level look at what has changed between northern Syria today and six months back, when a fight against ISIS dominated the headlines.
World Aug 16Column: Why I can’t stop thinking about the children of Syria
The kids were everywhere -- full of joy, full of spirit, full of exhaustion. Full of life. And they both inspired and broke my heart.
Nation Sep 14Column: How I came to report on forced marriage — in the U.S.
The beginning of my journey reporting this story began with a casual conversation with a friend. “I know you are writing about child marriage in Afghanistan and India and lots of other places,“ she said. “What about what’s happening here…