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Article: After a Decade, U.S.-Islamic Relations Take New Shape

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An article published in the Wall Street Journal reports that over the past decade, the United States’s relationship with the Islamic world has changed significantly, offering hope for stronger ties. The U.S. Department of State has increased its number of Arabic speakers, and doubled the number of foreign service officers in Arabic and Islamic countries. Moreover, the number of U.S. student studying abroad in Arabic-speaking countries has increased five-fold, from 889 students in 2000-01 to 4,485 students in 2008-09, according to statistics from the Institute of International Education.

To read the full article, please visit: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904836104576556831091845232.html


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