Hello world!

Well, this is my first official post. I decided to keep the standard “Hello World” default title because it aptly describes my feelings right now. I have a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and have had a few internships, but there aren’t many actual jobs available in the field right now. But given my passion for the subject, I just couldn’t keep quiet. I have too many thoughts in my head that I need to put somewhere. And so I started a blog.

Let me tell you about about the source of my passion for foreign relations. Quite simply: The Arab Spring.

New York Times Photo By Moises Saman
New York Times Photo By Moises Saman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arab Spring began just before I started my first year at college, just as I was beginning to break out of my high-school shell and delve into international politics. And such a welcome I could never have dreamed of. The Arab Spring, such an outpouring of revolutionary fervor, I could not help but get swept up in it. If I had lived in Egypt at the time, I would have been out on the streets fighting for freedom and democracy. But I wasn’t. I was attending the University of Virginia and so had to content myself by watching videos of rallies and living vicariously through the noble men and women up on the barricades across the Arab World.

Some years later, and the Arab Spring has turned into an Arab Winter. But this has not dimmed my passion but tempered it with a desire to act and to do my part. At the moment, the best way for me to do this is to combat misinformation and to share my passion. And so, again, I started a blog. Please enjoy.

Hani Mohammed / AP Photo
Hani Mohammed / AP Photo
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