Israel’s Secret Weapon Against Terror

The Daily Beast – In his latest article, past ICWA Fellow Neri Zilber examines an important and often overlooked factor that is contributing to the decline in violence in the West Bank, the work of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces.  The PASF cooperates with the Israel Defense Forces to contain Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has

The Bonjour Effect

The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed is the latest book on French language and culture from past ICWA Fellows Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau.  The Bonjour Effect explores and examines the art of French conversation and explains the way that the French talk about themselves, the world, and everything in between.

Update from Zihuatanejo

We are about to depart from Zihuatanejo. We have spent the past two days exploring and reprovisioning here. The town is unlike any we have seen yet, it somehow has the humm of a busy city and the quaintness and relaxed vibe of a coastal town. The bay itself is beautiful; steep, jungle-clad hills (mostly brown from the dry season) tumble down to white

“Now the Writing Starts”: An Interview with Adonis

In a new article on NYR Daily, ICWA Fellow Jonathan Guyer interviews Syrian poet Adonis, inventor of the Arabic prose poem and important literary figure. At 86, the Syrian luminary is a shrewd commentator on current affairs and an audacious anti-religious crusader who has come under criticism for his views on the Syrian civil war. This interview comes

Introducing Miss Woubi, Ivory Coast’s Unlikely Cross-dressing Pageant

The Guardian – In a new article, ICWA Fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet shares the story of Ivory Coast’s Miss Woubi pageant. According to Corey-Boulet “the event, first held in 2009, takes its name from an Ivorian slang word referring to the so-called “effeminate” partner in a relationship between two men – the one who, as Ivorians