Joshua Levkowitz is a Staff Blogger for the SAIS Observer writing on Middle Eastern Affairs. Originally from New Orleans, he moved to Khartoum, Sudan to study Arabic, teach English, and lead a music and culture club at Cambridge International Training College. Afterwards, he taught English and Social Studies at The International School of Chouiefat in Sleimani, Iraq. There he wrote on Iraqi culture for The Kurdish Tribune and volunteered as a Narrator Specialist with victims of the Anfal Campaign. Joshua can be reached at