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a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and culture

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But the CIA Arabists thought this was a bad mistake when the Eisenhower administration decided to shift gears, and to try to undermine Nasser and cultivate other Arab leaders against him.
With British and French colonial power in the Middle East waning after World War II, American Arabists set about trying to create a policy toward the region that reflected the missionary tradition of "disinterested benevolence.
The CIA's Arabists should have realized that the mood in Egypt was incompatible with the one in the United States.
Of particular interest to Milford are the ways in which the Arabist sympathies of such early figures as Kermit Roosevelt and Miles Copeland were often contradicted by their actions and how the CIA's early Arabist inclinations, rooted in the intelligence experiences of World War II and, he argues, the American missionary tradition, came to be superseded by a more imperialist mindset inherited from Britain and attitudes inherited from the 19th century "Great Game" between Britain and Russia over control of Central Asia.
The approach taken to the description is rooted in the western Arabist tradition, its focus being on mainly phonological and morphological features for the purpose of cross-dialectal comparison.
Readers of the book may have already encountered another important player in the story, Thomas Edward Lawrence, in David Lean's film in which the legendary English officer and Arabist is played by Peter O'Toole.
Why blame the Southern political parties who walked out of the Juba Conference to be collaborators with the so-called Sudanese Arab Islamists in Khartoum while at the same time you are drinking, dinning and collaborating with the same so-called Islamic Arabists in the form of Dr.
This meeting does not allay my concerns because it confirms that this isn't just a willy-nilly decision by some Arabists in the State Department but part of a framework Obama thinks will solve all the problems in the region," The Jerusalem Post quoted a representative of a Jewish group, as saying.
The third volume of this long awaited encyclopedia is a fine contribution from Arabists all over the world.
Although Burton's fame rests mostly on his contribution to the history and culture of Arabia and Persia, and his adventures in those lands, in this book Digby has concentrated on the early training of the scholar/adventurer in his few years (1842-49) in India, which in fact was the crucible for the making of many British Arabists in the 19th century.
Soon the chain-smoking writer became one of the Empire's leading Arabists.
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said: 'Edward Chaplin is one of our most senior and experienced diplomats and he is one of our most accomplished Arabists, with extensive and distinguished experience of the Middle East.
The Foreign Office has traditionally been full of Arabists.
Napoleon, like the State Department, hired a group of Arabs and Arabists who would translate a series of pronouncements designed to quiet the natives through public relations.
11) This committee was composed of Labor Party members, Labor Party Arabists, ministers, the advisor to the prime minister on Arab affairs, leaders of the trade union--the Histadrut, and was headed by Abba Hushi--on 20 June 1968.