August 20, 2014 —
World Affairs Statement on the Detention of Journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS
Mr. Steven Sotloff is an occasional contributor to World Affairs from the Middle East. He is known to us as an honest and thoughtful journalist who strives to understand the story from local perspectives and report his findings straightforwardly. He is certainly courageous.
It has been reported by various media outlets that Steven may now be a captive of ISIS militants who have threatened his life. He was not on assignment for World Affairs when captured. It is our hope and prayer that Steven is returned home to his family and loved ones safely.
See also: World Affairs Statement on the Murder of Journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS (September 2, 2014)