South Asian Languages: Evolving Roles in a Globalized World

March 02, 2014

South Asia’s native languages are essential for understanding the contemporary region. Background Although various studies quantifying South Asian languages differ quite drastically in their findings, it is undeniable that a plethora of languages exist within the region. For example, the...

Turkey: East Meets West or a Third Way?

October 30, 2013

90 years after its foundation, Turkey still has the potential to reconcile the East-West divide. Four days in Istanbul is a revelatory experience for someone used to living in Egypt. No matter how appealing the oft-described East-meets-West hybrid may be as a concept, to realize it is always going...

Competing Voices: Gender and Ideology in Egypt

October 23, 2013

Secular and Islamist discourse in Egypt share a core essence of masculine dominance. Egypt and the wider Middle East are undergoing major change following revolutions. But what is the best way to plan for and navigate the future? A number of post-Arab Spring political and strategic analyses have...