September 15, 2020
What is “NORMALIZATION”?
Since the announcement of the Peace Agreement between the UAE and Israel has been announced,, the term “normalization” has been widely used in the Western press. In this video, I will discuss the term “normalization.” A new word in the Western press, but a term used for decades in the Arab and Muslim world. This explanation is part of a…
August 29, 2018
ITME – Experiential & Empowering
The Middle East Is Complicated: ITME “The Essence of Experiential Learning – Empowering Participants to Find Answers” by Ben Pontz ’20 | ITME 5 As I peered out of Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, I was not entirely sure what to expect. After all, just about every image of the Middle East I had seen was punctuated with…
June 26, 2016
America Must Revolutionize its Understanding of the Middle East
by Avi Melamed For the past generation, America’s Middle East policy has primarily been a chronology of failures. The proactive promotion of democratization in Iraq, Egypt, and the Palestinian arena resulted in catastrophes. Leading from behind appears to have failed too, as chaos in the Middle East deepens, and U.S. outreach to Iran raises tensions and creates instability in the…
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"Inside the Middle East:
Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Place on Earth"
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