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Lucy Schouten
Lucy Schouten served as an editorial intern at The American Spectator. She studied journalism, Arabic, and Middle East issues at Brigham Young University in Utah. She can be reached via Twitter @lucyjcomms.
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by | Jul 15, 2014

Anyone who obtained too much power in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had two choices: join the Ba’ath Party or die. Joseph…

by | Jul 15, 2014

In the course of my journalistic wanderings, I met a woman who gave up a dream of becoming a medical…

by | Jul 14, 2014

July 14, according to the United Nations, is Malala Day, referring to the birthday of the Pakistani “girl who stood…

by | Jul 10, 2014

American diplomacy in the Middle East is starting to resemble a giant game of whack-a-mole. On top of everything else,…

by | Jul 9, 2014

The Middle East is known more for its locusts than crickets, but some kind of insectile chirping could be heard…

by | Jul 8, 2014

“We win every battle, but we lose the war,” said Ami Ayalon, who once led the Israeli secret service. Ayalon spoke…

by | Jul 7, 2014

Arguably the Bible’s most successful evangelizer was the prophet Jonah, whose story is told in the biblical book of the…

by | Jul 2, 2014

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed and the door to the United States of America…

by | Jul 1, 2014

Perhaps Americans have forgotten how much of the Cold War was fought in the Middle East, but Russia has not….

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