Adnan R. Khan

Maclean's

Adnan R. Khan has been on the ground for Maclean's in some of the world's most unfriendly places, from Pakistan to Iraq, writing about conflict, politics, society, and the occasional vacationing tips in Afghanistan. He claims to be based in a small cabin somewhere on Turkey's Mediterranean coast though no one can definitively prove it.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former Afghan warlord in exile in Iran, speaks during an interview with the AFP in Tehran October 17, 2001.  (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
Mosul, Iraq   Iraqi army soldiers celebrate the defeat of ISIS in east Mosul. (Photograph by Adnan Khan)
Kirkuk, Iraq  Mustafa Sofyan and Rosol Abd al Karim in Kirkuk's amusement park, the first time they have been able to be together in more than a year.  The Islamic State nearly destroyed their hopes for a life together but their defeat in eastern Mosul is raising hopes for them as well as many lovers in Iraq's liberated territories.