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Manich Msamah Protest in Tunis

MAAS Student Research Published in Jadaliyya

MAAS student Jennifer Lincoln writes for Jadaliyya about the Manich Msamah movement, based on her research in Tunisia this summer.

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MAAS Alum Writes for Middle East Eye

MAAS alum Kristina Bogos (’17) writes about the link between continued U.S. arms sales and repression in the Gulf.

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Commemorating the United Arab Republic

Fifty-five years have passed since the establishment of the United Arab Republic (UAR), the short-lived union between Egypt and Syria championed by Gamal Abdel Nasser. In an opinion piece for Al-Jazeera English, MAAS student Sarah Mousa reflects on the pan-Arabist ideology behind the UAR and the political events that followed its dissolution.

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MAAS Grad Publishes in International Journal of Educational Development

Gareth Smail (MAAS ’15) recently published “Politicized pedagogy in Morocco: A comparative case of teachers of English and Arabic” based on his thesis research from the MAAS program. 

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The representation of youth by the Islamic State

MAAS student Agathe Christien (’18) writes for the Journal of Terrorism Research about the Islamic State’s use of youth representations to attract Western recruits and to establish its state-building project.

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Why Does the Media Ignore ISIS’s Muslim Victims?

MAAS student Zoya Waliany (’17) writes for Muftah on the media’s failure to discuss ISIS’ Muslim victims

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Resistance in Occupied Western Sahara: women defining a society

Written by CCAS student Erica Vásquez for Open Democracy

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Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon: Gendering Violence through Johan Galtung

Written by CCAS student Ellie Swingewood for the E-International Relations

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Ghosts of the Future: Fears of a Phantom Referendum Haunt the Turkish-Syrian Border

Written by Georgetown University History Ph.D. student Nick Danforth and Noga Malkin for the Middle East Research and Information Project

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Life, Death, and War in Post-2003 Iraq

Recent MAAS graduate Kevin Davis reviews fellow alumnus’ Sinan Antoon’s book, The Corpse Washer.

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Syria Is Not Iraq

In an opinion piece for Al-Jazeera English, MAAS student Sarah Harvey casts doubt on analysts’ predictions that Syria will follow the way of Iraq once Bashar Assad is ousted from power.