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Sounds of Amman

As part of an exercise to engage with the people of Jordan, and to connect with the everyday citizen on a more personal and empathic way than merely reading an anthropological report, our class was given an assignment where we had to “live with” a piece of culturally significant art. It was our goal to […]



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Street Art’s Impact on Egpyt

During the Egyptian uprising, which began in late January of 2011, a great deal of Egyptian people felt as though their primary news sources were unjustly biased. This belief prompted the use of street art to spread the word that felt the most true to the Egyptian people. Pieces such as “Tank vs. Bicycle” by […]



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THE PETRODOLLAR: THE MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR CONVERSATION

As 2016 draws to a close, the fate of the petrodollar is unknown as U.S.-Saudi relations come into question. The Bretton Woods conference in 1944 resulted in a consensus that the U.S. dollar be gold-backed and regarded as the global reserve currency. By 1970, the results of Bretton Woods had vanished as foreign nations became […]



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The State of Arab Secularism Post Arab Spring

The two-thousand eleven uprisings of the Arab Spring and the events preceding them mark a decline in the popularity of secularism in the Middle East. One of the largest causes is the association of deposed regimes with secularism in countries such as Egypt and Tunisia which are remembered for their greed and corruption. There is […]



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The Arab Spring And Other Propaganda

The Arab Spring is a term used to describe the uprisings which took place in the Middle East starting in 2011, and which came to a head sometime toward the end of 2013. The expression Arab Spring is a piece of propaganda by itself, with plenty of geopolitical implications in just two words. The period […]



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