Category: Eurasia

A Small Study Abroad Experience by Allison Kam (in words and photos)

A Small Study Abroad Experience by Allison Kam (in words and photos)

[ 1 ] May 19, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 19, 2016: (Allison Kam, November 18, 2015, writing on Facebook): Saturday morning I woke up at 4:45am to go to Eyüp Sultan Mosque to pray with my new Turkish friends. To be honest, I was surprised that they had volunteered to do all of this… to […]

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WATCH: Sahar Aziz on Rethinking Counter-Terrorism in the Age of ISIS

WATCH: Sahar Aziz on Rethinking Counter-Terrorism in the Age of ISIS

[ 0 ] May 9, 2016 |

via CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY on APRIL 26, 2016:  Sahar F. Aziz, Texas A&M School of Law and nonresident fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, presented on “Rethinking Counter-terrorism in the Age of ISIS” at the 17th annual conference of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), held in […]

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LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] May 3, 2016 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on APRIL 28, 2016: In this latest installment On Security, David Schanzer speaks with Scott Briggaman about GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy. David also discusses the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo and the crisis in Brazil as the Olympics approach. Music Credit: Righteous by […]

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WATCH: Amb. William Burns on American Leadership

[ 0 ] May 2, 2016 |

On April 12, Ambassador William Burns presented on “American Leadership in a Changing International Landscape for the 2016 Anthony J. Drexel, Jr. Lecturer on International Studies. WATCH ABOVE  by LAURA BRINN for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 15, 2016:  The United States currently faces a key moment in history, with a “window of opportunity in which […]

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WATCH LIVE: Sec. Kerry to Talk on Relationship Between Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy

WATCH LIVE: Sec. Kerry to Talk on Relationship Between Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] April 26, 2016 |

via U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT and JAMES A. BAKER III INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AT RICE UNIVERSITY on APRIL 22, 2016:  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (8:30pm eastern) […]

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WATCH LIVE 4/22-23: UC Berkeley Conference on Islamophobia

[ 0 ] April 20, 2016 |

via UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR RACE AND GENDER ISLAMOPHOBIA RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION PROJECT (IRDP) at UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW on APRIL 22-23, 2016: The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP) presents “The 7th Annual Conference Islamophobia: Has a tipping point been reached?” — to be held at the […]

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For Scholars, No Easy Answers on World War I & the Transformation of the Middle East

For Scholars, No Easy Answers on World War I & the Transformation of the Middle East

[ 0 ] April 20, 2016 |

“We have to recognize that there are several shattered political visions that are still with us and there are several unhealed traumas or wounds – the Armenians, Kurds, Palestinians (for example)…we are still dealing with the long-term legacy of these unhealed wounds.” — Cemil Aydin, UNC-Chapel Hill by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on APRIL […]

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UNC, Duke Students Talk Science & Turkey with Nobel Prize Winner Aziz Sancar

UNC, Duke Students Talk Science & Turkey with Nobel Prize Winner Aziz Sancar

[ 0 ] April 4, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 4, 2016:  The people from the Nobel Committee called UNC-Chapel Hill professor Aziz Sancar at 5am on October 7, 2015. His wife Gwen, also a UNC-Chapel Hill professor was already up ahead of an early class. “Gwen is Texan and Texans are Texan. So, she recognized the […]

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How Not to Fight Terrorism: Lessons from Belgium, Turkey, and Maybe the USA

[ 0 ] March 28, 2016 |

by JOHN A. TURES for THE HUFFINGTON POST on MARCH 25, 2016:  EXCERPT: Then there’s Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who loudly boasts that he “warned” countries that ISIS would attack the West. But it’s Erdogan’s policies that are helping enable ISIS to succeed. Much has been made about Turkey being hit repeatedly by terror attacks, […]

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Juan Cole on the Fall of Palmyra to Syrian Regime Forces

Juan Cole on the Fall of Palmyra to Syrian Regime Forces

[ 0 ] March 28, 2016 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MARCH 28, 2016:  That massive Russian air strikes and a determined infantry and armor assault by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on the ancient city of Palmyra could dislodge from it a few hundred or at most a couple thousand Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) fighters is not all that […]

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