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.
Smail, Gareth. “Politicized pedagogy in Morocco: A comparative case of teachers of English and Arabic.”
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.
Christien, Agathe. “The representation of youth in the Islamic State’s propaganda magazine Dabiq.” (Journal of Terrorism Research)
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.
Ricotta, Jill. “The Arab Shi‘a Nexus: Understanding Iran’s Influence in the Arab World.” (Washington Quarterly)
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.