A review of The Koran in English : A Biography Author, Bruce B. Lawrence Princeton University Press, 2017 Five-star book, worth your money. “The world is certainly full of shadows.” -Arberry Let Bruce B. Lawrence shed some light on the Koran’s various English translations. Lawrence has written a valuable study of many of the English… Read More Book review: The Koran in English
Our nation has a SecState that can score touchdowns and a President that calls daring plays. (When does SEC football start…) This statement is a better than many would’ve guessed possible. Now can they carry it through. Let’s hope so. Damn good start.
Episode one is available on our website https://werejusttalkingaboutit.libsyn.com/about Hollie Fleck, my amazing producer, and I will drop a couple more episodes soon and then “We’re Just Talking About It” will show up in all your favorite podcast listings. So for now please use our website and share it with your friends, family and colleagues. We… Read More Jason Howk’s Podcast: We’re Just Talking About It
Published in the Foreign Service Journal Lessons learned since I first served in an Embassy in 2002
We are excited to announce our first episode of the podcast “we’re just talking about it” is in the can and out for review with our early listeners. Host Jason Criss Howk and cohost and producer Hollie Fleck will be having a conversation in plain English every other week to help people understand Islam. Not… Read More New Podcast: Islam 101– the conversation we should have started on 12 Sept 2001
I’m knee deep into writing a book about Afghanistan and have engaged in many discussions with Afghan Hands across the Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational spectrum. Some early thoughts… 1. American presidents have poorly communicated why the US and the coalition are there and how they define success and how it will be achieved. A.… Read More Afghanistan: How and Why
In his final public appearance as Assistant to the President for National Security LTG McMaster provides some thoughts for us to absorb and act upon. “Russia employs sophisticated strategies deliberately designed to achieve objectives while falling below the target state’s threshold for a military response.” See full remarks here 3 April