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The network of maritime and overland trade routes across the Indian Ocean, Western Asia, the Mediterranean Sea and their hinterlands were host to myriad cultural exchanges over many centuries. They are so many different types of goods, ideas, styles and techniques that it would be hard to name them all. The Middle East Outreach Council’s
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Teaching K-12 Arabic: Success Stories, Communities, Resources The Arabic language today is native to more than 400 million people, and is an influential scriptural language for the more than 1 billion Muslims worldwide. It is also the fifth most commonly spoken language in the world. These facts alone should underscore the importance of teaching Arabic
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Dear MEOC Members and Perspectives Readers, Most people have heard the prediction that the next war in the Middle East will be fought over water. While that thankfully hasn’t been borne out yet, disputes over water rights and usage continue to bedevil inter- and intrastate relations in the region.  Still, on a recent trip to
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