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User Profile: Evan Rosson

About Evan Rosson
Evan Rosson is a Senior Translator for Watching America. He holds a BA in History from the University of Virginia and is pursuing an MS in Advanced Arabic at the University of Edinburgh. Evan is professionally proficient in Modern Standard Arabic and speaks Egyptian 'Amiyya and Moroccan Darija. He began translating for Watching America in 2016, and considers it a privilege to work with such a talented and dedicated team of editors and translators.

This user has submitted 30 translations to Watching America.

Obama’s Foreign Policy: A Resounding Failure

August 20, 2016 // As-Safir - Lebanon - Arabic

Recently, a book was published on Obama and his policies entitled, “The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World.” The book was written by Derek Chollet, who worked for decades in the State Department, the National Security Council, and the Department of Defense. He [Read more]

American Politics and the Boycott Movement

June 17, 2016 // Lebanon - Lebanon - Arabic

Despite the executive order issued by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the beginning of this month, which demanded the withdrawal of investments from companies that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, this step does not reflect the general policy of the United States. There is a transformation in [Read more]

Hillary and the Oval Office: Complex Ambition

June 26, 2016 // As-Safir - Lebanon - Arabic

The most astonishing variable of this campaign season is that young women, just like Sanders and Trump, are against the established two-party system and the political election games that Hillary Clinton is trying to force upon them, despite her own shortcomings and known associations. [Read more]

Saudi Arabia and the Law of the Jungle

June 7, 2016 // As-Safir - Lebanon - Arabic

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia failed to read what was coming from the West, just like it failed to understand the outcomes of the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1.* So Riyadh has found itself in the middle of a very complicated equation that is shrouded in foreign and domestic “fog.” At the forefront is [Read more]

The Worst Eight Years in Arab-American Relations

May 10, 2016 // Al Quds - Palestine - Arabic

In just a few months, President Barack Obama is leaving the White House after the worst eight years of American-Arab relations. The Obama administration did not spare any effort in pursuing the destruction of the nation state in most Arab countries by encouraging and supporting anything that nourishes ethnic, tribal, [Read more]

This American Lie

May 6, 2016 // Al-Watan - Oman - Arabic

Why are the Democratic and Republican parties arguing, when they clearly agree about grand strategy, the safety and security of Israel, crushing the Arabs, crippling their capacities and prospects, preventing them from realizing their lofty goals, and similarly obstructing Russia, China and Europe? [Read more]

We Want To Understand

April 28, 2016 // Akhbar Al Khaleej - Bahrain - Arabic

After what Obama said, it is no longer acceptable for us to take the position that “we’ve been fooled” by this kind of crafted talk and that we need to consider the matter. [Read more]

Delusion and the Illusion of Power

March 14, 2016 // Al-Watan - Oman - Arabic

Many scholars of history agree that empires resemble human life: They develop, and then enter adolescence and their prime, bringing together elements of their power. Finally, they begin to recede until reaching old age and end up dying, or at best shriveling away. Intellectuals said this in the time of Plato and [Read more]

Obama’s Crisis with the Middle East Tango

February 29, 2016 // Asharq Al Awsat - Pan Arab - Arabic

Last week, I read an article I enjoyed by the American writer Thomas Friedman, about which Middle East the next American president will encounter. Before that, an Arab friend and scholar of international affairs in the United States gave me his opinion on my last article for Asharq al-Awsat on the legacy of Henry [Read more]