About Me

My name is J.C. Carlbom, I’m a Swedish writer and former humanitarian aid worker with a thing for the Middle East. I have lived in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait and Iraqi Kurdistan and traveled to many other countries in the region. Sweden and the Middle East are two interesting contrasts in many ways, but contrasts can also be something positive – at least in my view. On this website I’m sharing with you articles, updates and views – from other perspectives than the most common ones in Western media.

My articles have been published in the newspapers Sydsvenska Dagbladet and Skånska Dagbladet; the feminist magazine Astra Nova; the Swedish Institute of International Affairs’ and A Brave New World’s websites, and in Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ information campaign Midwives4all.

Please note that the articles and posts here is a part of my professional work as a writer and does not mirror the policy of the humanitarian NGOs that I have been/am currently working with.

Contact me on: swedenmiddleeastviews@gmail.com

35 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following. Your experience is so interesting. I’m looking forward to read more about it.


  2. I’ve always loved Sweden, Finland and Norway because of their social system and people oriented government. They are more humanitarian than capitalist country such USA. BTW, I like your creative weblog Jenny.


  3. Thanks for following my blog, Jenny! Although I am American, my father’s family came to the USA from Stockholm & Uppsala. Would love to visit Sweden one day! I am enjoying some of your posts. Looks great!


  4. Your blog is great, I glad to have stumbled into it. The media is so biased nowadays that intolerance is the only thing being promoted. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts.


  5. Oops, sorry I just saw corrected that draft mistake! No wonder I didn’t see your response, how could you if you didn’t see your blog mentioned… me the techno nerd.. :-/


  6. JC, Tubularsock is glad you liked “Large Black Men” and thanks.
    Your work looks very interesting and Tubularsock will need to take time from saving the world to read how you are doing it!


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