The Six-Day War's Legacy in Sinai

The Six-Day War's 50th anniversary will generate an overabundance of commentary about the war's legacy on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Most scholarship will focus on the continued challenges of Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Jerusalem, however there are valuable lessons that Read more

Trump in Israel: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  President Donald Trump was in Israel for all of twenty-eight hours, and yet even within that short window of time he managed to till a significant amount of discursive soil. Dozens of analysts and commentators will offer their thoughts Read more

Erdogan, Jerusalem, and the End of the Honeymoon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statements at the International Forum on al-Quds Waqf (held in Istanbul) received international media coverage when he attacked Israeli policy in Jerusalem, compared the situation in the West Bank with Apartheid South Africa, and called for Read more

The Curious Case of Michael Flynn, Turkey, and Israeli gas

President Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn has been at the epicenter of an ongoing story for the last few weeks. While I don't want to rehash what has already been reported, I did find one particular nugget Read more

Tintin and The Islamic State

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The Adventures of Tintin have always been my favorite cartoon. My siblings and I would spend Friday evenings sprawled out on the couches, copies of his numerous escapades strewn across the floor. We gobbled up each and every one of Hergé’s colorful pages, reading aloud Captain Haddock’s inventive expletives with youthful joy. Tintin’s feats around the world unquestionably served as an inspiration for my passion for travel – who doesn’t want to be a famous reporter who sees the world and solves its mysteries in the same breath? Read more

Remembering Lawrence of Arabia

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I will admit, Lawrence of Arabia is perhaps one of my favorite movies of all time. It is a timeless visual masterpiece – Hollywood rarely makes films on such a grandiose scale – and compelling plot to boot, despite its many historical inaccuracies. Read more