Monthly Archives: January 2015

To drive or not to drive

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban all driving in one of the country’s most populous regions over a few inches of snow concerns us all, not just New Yorkers. This article looks at the precedent for his … Continue reading

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War on Terror: Europe

Sounds like a cool title for a video game, doesn’t it? This article explores the prospect of Europe becoming the next frontier in the War on Terror. Includes interviews with AEI’s Gary Schmitt and GWU’s Stephen Biddle. http://www.rocklandtimes.com/2015/01/22/europe-the-next-front-in-the-war-on-terror/

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Grand Theft Auto: Arab City

The following took place during the summer of 2011 in an Arab capital city, just a few months after the start of the Arab Spring. I got home from Arabic class to find one of my roommate’s students in front of the … Continue reading

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هل المسيحيون يؤمنون بألله؟

تونس-مكان ميلاد الربيع العربي و أنا في تاكسي. عندي نطق أجنبي. “إنتِ من أِين؟” يسأل هو. أنا أقول له “أنا من نيو يورك” (أمريكا بلد كبيرة). أنا كنت الأمريكي الأول الذي هو تعرف على. و بعد ذلك هو يقول لي … Continue reading

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How do you say ‘gay marriage’ in Arabic?

The following took place in a prominent Arab capital. We had just learned the Arabic word for ‘controversy’ (jadal) when Sheikh (his real name actually did have “sheikh” in it) asked us: “what is an example of a controversial issue … Continue reading

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