Alexa van Sickle

Journalist/Editor

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A selection of articles 

 


2017

Long Live Vienna's Central Cemetery
Roads and Kingdoms

On Learning to Love Arrack
CNN/Explore Parts Unknown

Need to Know: Sri Lanka
CNN/Explore Parts Unknown

Czech Garlic Bread is the Best Garlic Bread
Roads and Kingdoms

The Silver Fox Lounge, Revisited
Roads and Kingdoms

Let's Drink to One More Fascist-Free Weekend
Roads and Kingdoms

Recipe: Halve Hahn
CNN/Explore Parts Unknown

A Very Special UK Election Drunken Screed
Roads and Kingdoms

The Perfect Day in London
CNN/Explore Parts Unknown

The Midnight Train to Cockfosters
Roads and Kingdoms/CNN Explore Parts Unknown 

A Czechoslovakian Restaurant in California Circa 1960
Roads and Kingdoms

 

 

2016

Go Ahead And Gloat Over Your Giant Croissants, Austrians, You've Earned It
Roads and Kingdoms

Drinking Through the Longest Election Season
Roads and Kingdoms

This Might Be One of Those Austrian Things We Don't Quite Understand
Roads and Kingdoms

Know Before You Go to Sri Lanka
Roads and Kingdoms

The Very Best Place to Drink First Thing in the Morning
Roads and Kingdoms

Tasting Freedom in the Form of Airport Cold Cut
Roads and Kingdoms

Pisco Sour in London 
Roads and Kingdoms

The Great-Great Grandfather of the Croissant
Roads and Kingdoms

2015

Havana and Washington: A New Course? 
Survival: Global Politics and Strategy [IISS]

A Hailstorm of Chocolate in the Morning 
Roads and Kingdoms

Eggs Burning in Hell
Roads and Kingdoms

The Magic Mountain
Roads and Kingdoms

Sweet and Savory in the Bay
Roads and Kingdoms

Acquiring a Taste for Sri Lankan Arrack
Roads and Kingdoms

16 Things to Know Before You Go to Edinburgh 
Roads and Kingdoms

2014

South Africa: Broken Promises [paywall]
Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

15 Things to Know Before You Go: Vienna
Roads and Kingdoms

Surfing the Embargo
Roads and Kingdoms

Now Batting, Cuba: Q&A with Reynerio Tamayo
Roads and Kingdoms

Obama and Iraq: the myth of abandonment
openDemocracy

Cuba: farmers regain control over land
The Guardian

A Long Walk to the Right Side of History [PDF]
Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

Iraq: Violence and Elections
IISS Voices
[Reference by Thomas Ricks in Foreign Policy]

Surveillance and Ambiguity [Nigel Inkster gives evidence on NSA leaks to Home Affairs Select Committee]
IISS Voices

Secrets and Allies
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

 

2013

 

Leaders and the End of Power
Politics and Strategy        

Letter from Sri Lanka
Politics and Strategy       

Iraq - War's End?
IISS Voices

Political Cartoons: A Dying Art? [Review Essay] 
Survival:Global Politics and Strategy

Reflecting on Iraq Weapons Inspections
IISS Voices

An Inspector Recalls 
'New World' - United Nations Association, UK           

Syria: Bad and Worse Scenarios
IISS Voices

Egypt in Transition
IISS Voices

Secrets and Spies
IISS Voices

US and India: 'Rice and Kerry' Diplomacy?
IISS Voices

Syria Dominates at 'Strategic Survey' Launch
IISS Voices

Immigration Splits Conservative Parties in Both the US and UK
The Atlantic          

Beyoncegate: The Real Problem with Travel to Cuba
The Atlantic                      

The Myths of October [Review Essay]
Survival         

The Debate about Trident
IISS Voices            

Is Cuba the Next Emerging Market?
Forbes.com            

What to Expect from the Eurozone in 2013
Forbes.com           

Colombia as a Potential New Free Trade Haven
Forbes.com           

 

 

2012

How Iran Learned to Love the Atom
IISS Voices            

Life Post-Taliban: Solving Local Grievances 
IISS Voices           

Staying On-Message in Afghanistan
IISS Voices           

 Iraq: New Boss Better than the Old Boss?
I
ISS Voices

Our 'Better Angels' and Foreign Policy
IISS Voices  

Foreign Policy and the US Election: A Back Seat?
IISS Voices            

Why Asia Should Care About the Euro
IISS Voices         

Pinning Hopes on A Lame Duck
IISS Voices           

Timely Questions on Libya Attacks, Middle East
IISS Voices           

'The Euro is Irreversible' 
IISS Voices          

An Opportunist Knocks: Malema at Lonmin
IISS Voices            

The Phone Hacking Scandal: Global Implications
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Are We Rethinking the War on Drugs?
Global Ethics Network 

The Global Peace Index
Global Ethics Network  

Universal Jurisdiction Revisited
Global Ethics Network  

Notes from Behind the Embargo: Legal and Illegal Travel to Cuba
Columbia Journalism School Master's Project

'Green' Wine on the Rise
The Daily Meal      

Inside the 'Mad Men' Cocktail Tour
The Daily Meal    

The Last of the Midtown West Cigar Factories
Fotorater 

 

2011

World AIDS Day Flashmob in Union Square, NYC
Midtown Gazette  

Empire State Building, New York Mark World AIDS Day
Midtown Gazette  

DATA VISUALISATION: The Garment District
Midtown Gazette   

Navajo Designer Returns to NYC for Native American Heritage Month
Midtown Gazette 

Port Authority Greenmarket: An Oasis in the Food Desert
Midtown Gazette  

Irish Rep Theater Gets Lifetime Achievement Award
Midtown Gazette   

Austrian Cultural Forum Bares all for 'Beauty Contest'
Midtown Gazette 

Dining in the Dark Pops Up at Ace Hotel
Midtown Gazette  

Westboro Baptist Church Protest Fashion Week

 

Ancient History

What Will Become of the Cuban Baseball Game?
Seven Magazine (2010)

Blues State: Celebrating Obama [report on inauguration] 
Seven Magazine (2009)

Smuggling Music and Sex Education
Seven Magazine (2008)

Peru Must Pay Reward in Bounty Case
LatinLawyer (2008)

South Africa Times, 2006-2007

Travel Articles, 2006-2009