Al Nakhlah, Arabic for date palm, is The Fletcher School's online journal on Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization. Published at the end of each semester, Al Nakhlah features thoughtful and informative articles by Fletcher students and alumni. The journal seeks to step beyond the traditional Middle East policy approach and embrace the broader range of political, economic and cultural aspects of the larger Southwest Asia region--a region that spans the Eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia and the Sinai Peninsula in the West; covers the Arab heartland, the Caucasus and Central Asia; and reaches as far east as Iran, Pakistan and the Gulf Region. Al Nakhlah is the first online journal established by graduate students of international affairs that focuses on this particular region.
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