Tag Archives: Middle East

Recognition for The Other Air Force

The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media Since 9/11, written by Associate Professor of Communication and International Studies Matt Sienkiewicz, has been named an outstanding title by the Association of American University Presses. Books designated as outstanding titles … Continue reading

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A new kind of propaganda war

The U.S. is fighting a new kind of propaganda war – one for the airwaves of the Middle East, according to The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media Since 9/11 by Assistant Professor of Communication and International … Continue reading

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The Other Air Force

As it seeks to win the hearts and minds of citizens in the Muslim world, the United States has poured millions of dollars into local television and radio programming, hoping to generate pro-American currents on Middle Eastern airwaves. In his … Continue reading

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The outlook for religious pluralism in Syria

Veteran journalist Charles Glass will present “The Outlook for Religious Pluralism in Syria” on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. The Syrian civil war has claimed in excess of 200,000 lives, with an estimated … Continue reading

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Understanding Israel/Palestine

For many, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seems intractable. But in her new book, Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict (Sense Publishers, 2015), author Eve Spangler contends that a resolution is a possibility if parties are willing to approach the situation from a human … Continue reading

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Lebanese nationalist Charles Corm

In the new book, Charles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a Twentieth-Century Lebanese “Young Phoenician” (Lexington Books, 2015), Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh writes about Lebanese writer and businessman Charles Corm, an influential figure in the nationalism movement that led to Lebanon’s independence. Salameh delves … Continue reading

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The Case for Lebanon– a review

In a review published in Bustan: The Middle East Book Review, Norman Stillman, considered one of the titans of Middle East Studies, calls Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon by BC Assistant Professor Franck … Continue reading

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