Articles by Alessandria Masi


Alessandria is the Middle East Correspondent for International Business Times. Previously, she was the Middle East North Africa and Underworld reporter at Vocativ.

Her writing has appeared on, amNew York,, Gourmet Live and the Cairo-based website Bikya News. She speaks Italian and French fluently and a sprinkling of Arabic and Spanish. 


How Syria Ceasefire Could Help ISIS

After five years of fighting, the vague terms of a deal negotiated by the U.S. and Russia leave gaps that terrorist groups are likely to exploit.

The Biggest ISIS Threat To Europe

The Islamic State group unit in Libya could be a more serious threat to Europe than are the organization’s branches in either Iraq or Syria.

In Syria, Kurds Prize Land Over Loyalty

Although the Kurds have had success on the ground against ISIS and significant tension with Turkey, defeating either of these enemies is overshadowed by their first priority, which is to secure territory.

Picking Up The Pieces

Formerly excluded, Syrian women are joining men in the front line of search and rescue operations on the crumbling, war-torn streets of their country.

Syrian Conflict Inflames Turkey’s Kurds

The Turkish police and military have placed Cizre and several Kurdish cities under 24-hour martial law and curfew on the premise of “restoring public order,­” but activists say civilians have been killed in the operations.

The Fog Of War And Peace

U.N.-brokered peace talks in Geneva aim to end Syria's war, a conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 260,000 and displaced millions.