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The Grand Japanese Detachment

by Fatima Er-Rafia Trump effect and the reincarnation of an independent, strong Japan The end of World War II rang the death knell of Japan’s expansionism in Asia. The U.S stopped it by dropping the infamous atomic bombs on Nagasaki and…
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Remembering a Revolution: Talk Like an Egyptian

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…
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