Category: Eurasia

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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Didem Havlioglu Talks Mihri Hatun, Ottoman Literature, Turkish Language

Didem Havlioglu Talks Mihri Hatun, Ottoman Literature, Turkish Language

[ 0 ] March 9, 2016 |

Below is an Interview with Duke’s new Turkish lecturing fellow, Didem Havlioglu by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 30, 2015:  Didem Havlioglu, a new Turkish Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University, did her MA and PhD at the University of Washington, Seattle in Near and […]

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Principles and Procrastination: Over Breakfast, Two Brothers Debate Atatürk’s Legacy

Principles and Procrastination: Over Breakfast, Two Brothers Debate Atatürk’s Legacy

[ 0 ] March 7, 2016 |

by ANAND RAGHURAMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 7, 2016: Like most college arguments, the two brothers’ dispute had a familiar parent: procrastination. It was delightfully ironic. Eren and Murat Turan were both eager to avoid preparing for their law school exams; little wonder we were still at the breakfast table at a quarter past two, […]

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“No Matter How Bad it Gets, Don’t Come Back”

“No Matter How Bad it Gets, Don’t Come Back”

[ 1 ] February 29, 2016 |

Afghan Refugee Gulwali Passarlay Opens Up About His Remarkable Year-Long Journey to the UK, in Conversation with Duke Students  by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 29, 2016:  “Before I died, I contemplated how drowning would feel. It was clear to me now; this was how I would go: away from my mother’s warmth, […]

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WATCH: Profs. Feaver & Jentleson on How Trump, Sanders Stack up on Foreign Policy

WATCH: Profs. Feaver & Jentleson on How Trump, Sanders Stack up on Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] February 29, 2016 |

via DUKE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE on FEBRUARY 24, 2016:  How would Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump address national security and foreign policy if elected President? Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson debate the implications in this episode of Foreign Exchange. Peter Feaver is a professor of political science and public policy. From 2005-07, he […]

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