David Makovsky and David Pollock

David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and adjunct professor of Middle East studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. David Pollock is the Kaufman Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He served at the US Information Agency and State Department (1983-2007), including four years as a senior Middle East expert on the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff.

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Hunting With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

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A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

The story of an action figure and his reluctant sidekick, who trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

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I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

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Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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