Here’s the introduction:
Here’s the link to the rest of the article. And there is one big way where this policy could go wrong that I mention at the end.
I’ve got a new article for a great website on global politics called The Weichert Report.
I’ve got a piece out for a great new website on National Security.
I make the basic policy argument that a US prioritization of economic empowerment policies in the Middle East is ultimately the best way to combat the inter-related problems of the EU migration crisis and the rising appeal of Jihadism.
Each is highly recommended
For Christmas I received this history of the British SAS during the Second World War. Yesterday I finished reading and highly recommend it. The book is based on first-rate primary source research and is very well-written. For anyone who’s ever lived in Cairo it will at times read like a walk down memory lane.
See previous post for more on this topic.
North African Dialects are not as incomprehensibly “different” as they are often made out to be by many in the Arabic studies field.
If you have built up a strong MSA base, and have spent a decent amount of time speaking in any Dialect (250+ hours), you are in a good position to approach the differences rationally and “convert” your skills in a reasonably short amount of time (one month or less).
Three transcripts from Algeria.