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  •  I looked up her other stuff. No "Ph.D." tag. (1+ / 0-)
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    valadon

    The Atlantic.

    Independent Sentinel.

    Foreign Policy.

    Well known co-authors. She's at least an educated translator. And she does appear to be fluent in Arabic with dialect specialties.

    At 26 that puts her in line to have been working on these problems for her college years, maybe 8 years total.

    Love to interview her.

    •  It should be pointed out that (3+ / 0-)

      The Atlantic, Independent Sentinel, and Foreign Policy are mass market magazines, not peer-reviewed academic journals.

      So far it looks as if she has no academic credentials whatsoever. She's just a "journalist" and a political activist.
      I see nothing here that marks her as an objective scholar.

      yet those who are making our Middle East policy are under the impression she's an expert.

      Pathetic.

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