MAAS student Jennifer Lincoln writes for Jadaliyya about the Manich Msamah movement, based on her research in Tunisia this summer.
MAAS alum Kristina Bogos (’17) writes about the link between continued U.S. arms sales and repression in the Gulf.
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.
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.
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.
MAAS alum Jill Ricotta (2016) writes for the Washington Quarterly about the precarious state of Arab Shi’a resulting from escalating Shia-Sunni tensions and the breakdown of Iran-Saudi Arabia relations.
MAAS student Zoya Waliany (’17) writes for Muftah on the media’s failure to discuss ISIS’ Muslim victims
“No longer simply a military tactic to subdue opponents, sieges have also become a profitable enterprise, encompassing a complex web of businessmen, traders and armed actors, each of whom benefit at the expense of besieged civilians,” writes 2016 MAAS alum Will Todman for the Middle East Institute. Toddman’s MA thesis explored reasons for the ongoing use of sieges in the Syrian conflict.
MAAS student Timothy Loh (’16) examines the effect of technology on forced displacement for Gnovis: A Journal of Communication, Culture, and Technology.
MAAS student Kristina Bogos (’17) writes for Quartz about the implications of US weapons trade
Noga Malkin (MAAS ’15) writes for the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development about the the unintended effects of participatory approaches to refugee assistance based on her ethnographic research in Turkey.
MAAS student Michael Brill writes for Foreign Affairs, debunking myths about the origin of ISIS.
MAAS student Jill Ricotta won the International Affairs Forum Student Writing Competition for her article on the future of Iraq after a successful P5+1 deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
Gillian Schreiber (MAAS ’16) has been named a 2015-2016 Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. The fellowship program enables fellows to pursue independent research projects on emerging diplomatic issues. Schreiber’s project is titled “The Politics of Separatism: An Examination of U.S. Policy in South Sudan, Somaliland and Beyond.”
MAAS student Anela Malik’s paper “Refugees’ Right to Work: Economic Justification for Ideal Refugee Rights” named semi-finalist in International Affairs Student Writing Competition.
CCAS alumna Dorothee Myriam Kellou writes for France 24 about the fight to ensure dignified burials for Moroccan migrants.
CCAS student Samia Erazzouki writes about her research on the destruction of historically-significant communities in Morocco for Huffington Post.
CCAS student Kathleen Bouzis takes the idea of ISIL exceptionalism to task in a Huffington Post op-ed.
CCAS student Craig Browne writes for Open Democracy about the meaning of sectarianism in Syria and the Middle East.
Written by CCAS student Faisal Kattan and John Esposito for the Middle East Eye
Written by CCAS student Erica Vásquez for Open Democracy
Written by CCAS student Ellie Swingewood for the E-International Relations
Written by Georgetown University History Ph.D. student Nick Danforth and Noga Malkin for the Middle East Research and Information Project
Recent MAAS graduate Kevin Davis reviews fellow alumnus’ Sinan Antoon’s book, The Corpse Washer.
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.