Tag: Afghanistan

Stephen Frederic Dale on ‘Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man’ (Book Q & A)

Stephen Frederic Dale on ‘Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] January 7, 2016 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 7, 2016:  Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) was a colossus among Muslim scholars.  Stephen Frederic Dale gives us a portrait of this extraordinary man in his new intellectual biography, The Orange Trees of Marrakesh: Ibn Khaldun and the […]

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LISTEN: David Schanzer Comments on Iraq Army Gains; Iran Nuclear Deal; Taleban; Refugees; Pope Francis

LISTEN: David Schanzer Comments on Iraq Army Gains; Iran Nuclear Deal; Taleban; Refugees; Pope Francis

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

via ON SECURITY on DECEMBER 31, 2015:  In the latest installment of On Security, David Schanzer speaks with WPTF’s Scott Briggaman about the significance of the Iraqi Army recapturing Ramadi. He also discusses the Iranian Nuclear Deal and the new Visa law pertaining to Visas for Iranians. Additional topics include: the resurgence of the Taliban […]

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First-Person: The Refugee Story Isn’t Just a Tragedy

First-Person: The Refugee Story Isn’t Just a Tragedy

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

by LEENA EL-SADEK for DUKE MAGAZINE on DECEMBER 14, 2015:  As the daughter of Arab immigrants, I’ve often grappled with what home is. Born in the U.S., I spent the first few years of my life between Egypt and Mississippi as my parents were trying to discover the balance between heritage and opportunity. Dad learned […]

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LISTEN: Joshua Landis & Al Kresta Talk History of Middle East Christian-Muslim Relations (via Ave Maria Radio)

LISTEN: Joshua Landis & Al Kresta Talk History of Middle East Christian-Muslim Relations (via Ave Maria Radio)

[ 0 ] December 22, 2015 |

via AVE MARIA RADIO on DECEMBER 15, 2015:  Al Kresta, CEO of Ave Maria Radio,  interviews Joshua Landis, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies on the state of Christian-Muslim relations. Kresta recently attended the Under Caesar’s Sword conference in Rome, an […]

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WATCH: Rashid Khalidi on the Historian’s Role, Violence in the Middle East, and Palestine

WATCH: Rashid Khalidi on the Historian’s Role, Violence in the Middle East, and Palestine

[ 0 ] December 21, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 21, 2015: Rashid Khalidi talked with Shai Ginsburg about the role of the historian, his take on violence in the Middle East and his new book project on the hundred year war in Palestine — in this an interview recorded in October 2015 during Khalidi’s visit to Duke. Sponsored by […]

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WATCH: Anatol Lieven on Afghanistan–War Without End?

[ 0 ] December 1, 2015 |

via CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL STUDIES (GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE, QATAR) on NOVEMBER 18, 2015:  Anatol Lieven, Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue titled, “Afghanistan: War Without End?” on November 9, 2015. Lieven recounted his experiences as a journalist reporting from Afghanistan […]

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WATCH: An Afghan Refugee Boy’s Journey of Escape to a New Life in Britain

WATCH: An Afghan Refugee Boy’s Journey of Escape to a New Life in Britain

[ 0 ] November 18, 2015 |

via THE FRONTLINE CLUB on NOVEMBER 17, 2015: Gulwali Passarlay was only 12 years old when he left his home and family in Afghanistan. He would be shot at, imprisoned and almost drown before he reached his new home in Britain. Fleeing the violence and reprisals of the Afghan war, Passarlay was smuggled into Iran, […]

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Afghanistan President Ghani Addresses Nation and Calls for Calm, Promises Justice

Afghanistan President Ghani Addresses Nation and Calls for Calm, Promises Justice

[ 0 ] November 11, 2015 |

Above is TOLO’s drone footage of Wednesday’s demonstration demanding justice for 7 Hazaras decapitated either by an ISIS or Taleban affiliated group. (For more on who the minority Shiite Hazaras are see related subsection below) by KATHY WHITEHEAD for TOLO NEWS on NOVEMBER 11, 2015:  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday evening addressed the nation and […]

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On Veteran’s Day, Afghanistan Ambassador to U.S. Expresses Gratitude to U.S. Military

[ 0 ] November 11, 2015 |

via MILITARY TIMES on NOVEMBER 10, 2015:  Afghanistan’s ambassador to the U.S., Hamdullah Mohib, released the following statement Tuesday: On this Veteran’s Day, as Americans pause to honor U.S. military members for their sacrifices to protect U.S. freedoms, the Afghan government adds its deep gratitude to the more than 1 million soldiers, sailors and Marines and their families […]

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LISTEN: David Schanzer (Duke) & Scott Briggaman (WPTF) talk Afghanistan, Syria, Russia, and ISIS

LISTEN: David Schanzer (Duke) & Scott Briggaman (WPTF) talk Afghanistan, Syria, Russia, and ISIS

[ 0 ] October 12, 2015 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on OCTOBER 7, 2015:  Scott Briggaman and David Schanzer discuss the airstrike on Doctors Without Borders hospital in the city of Kunduz in Northern Afghanistan and the security situation in Afghanistan; Russia’s campaign in Syria and its impact on Syria’s future; and the US Treasury Department’s […]

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