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
Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution’s Project on U.S Relations with the Islamic World. Dr. Hamid is the author, most recently, of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World (St. Martin’s Press).
Dr. Cihan Tuğal is an Associate Professor at the University of California in Berkeley. His works have been focused on mobilization, socioeconomic change, and the role of religion