My name is Jaco Stoop. I’m a Dutch student of the Middle East, currently pursuing a research master’s degree in Modern History & International Relations. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Languages and Cultures of the Middle East from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and I studied at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (where I spent 1,5 years studying Arabic, writing for a Dutch newspaper and working for different NGOs).
On this blog, I write about Egyptian current affairs, Middle Eastern politics and anything else I somehow deem to be interesting. I mostly write in English and occasionally in Dutch.