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Esfandiary on Why Iran’s Presidential Elections Matter

May 13, 2017 • Latest, What Experts SayComments (0)

Dina Esfandiary is a Fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies in the War Studies department at King’s College London, and an Adjunct Fellow in the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Middle East Programme. Ms. Esfandiary’s research focuses on Persian Gulf security, Iran’s foreign relations, and relations between

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Remembering a Revolution: Talk Like an Egyptian

April 12, 2017 • Concepts & Thoughts, LatestComments (0)

In his latest piece for The New Yorker, Peter Hessler writes about learning to speak Arabic as an adult, when his family moved to Cairo, Egypt, in October of 2011. “It was the first fall after the Arab Spring, and Arabic lessons were a way to absorb