Tag: Afghanistan

WATCH LIVE ! 1130 AM EST FRIDAY, APRIL 11: Gen. Raymond Odierno and Duke’s Peter Feaver Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, and More

WATCH LIVE ! 1130 AM EST FRIDAY, APRIL 11: Gen. Raymond Odierno and Duke’s Peter Feaver Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, and More

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014 |

WATCH LIVE ! SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno will discuss national security and military affairs Friday, April 11, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The talk takes place at 11:30 a.m. in Sanford 04 and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Science Drive […]

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WATCH: “Afghanistan: The Next Phase”

WATCH: “Afghanistan: The Next Phase”

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

Emeritus Professor of Religion at Duke Bruce Lawrence moderates a discussion on Afghanistan with Wall Street Journal Reporter Nathan Hodge (via Skype in Kabul, Afghanistan) and Jayne Huckerby, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Center at Duke. READ HERE FOR COMPREHENSIVE SYNOPSIS. This discussion, held on February 26, 2014, was […]

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International Women of Courage: Resilience on the Front Line

International Women of Courage: Resilience on the Front Line

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014 |

via US INSTITUTE OF PEACE and US DEPARTMENT OF STATE on MARCH 5, 2014:  Remarks from the 2014 International Women of Courage Awardees On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Institute of Peace co-hosted a panel session featuring remarks from the ten 2014 International Women of Courage Awardees at USIP. This was […]

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Who’s Who in the April 5 Afghanistan Presidential Election

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014 |

via IWPR (INSTITUTE FOR WAR & PEACE REPORTING)  on FEBRUARY 25, 2014:  Many of the 11 candidates running for president on April 5 are familiar faces in Afghan politics, as are some of the people they have nominated for the post of vice-president. Each candidate has named two running-mates, one for the post of first […]

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Haroon Moghul: Want to defeat al-Qaeda? Start with Tunisia

[ 0 ] February 6, 2014 |

“Tunisia is the most important country in the Arab world right now. Period. It is the most courageous, the most forward-looking, the most promising.” by HAROON MOGHUL for AL ARABIYA NEWS on JANUARY 30, 2014:  President Obama’s State of the Union speech devoted precious little time to the Middle East, the Arab Spring, or the Muslim […]

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Pew: More Now See Failure than Success in Iraq, Afghanistan

[ 0 ] January 31, 2014 |

Little Partisan Gap in Views of Whether U.S. Has Reached Goals via PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS on JANUARY 30, 2014:  After more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the public does not think the United States has achieved its goals in either country. About half of Americans (52%) say the […]

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Pres. Obama’s 2014 State of the Union: Foreign Policy Highlights

Pres. Obama’s 2014 State of the Union: Foreign Policy Highlights

[ 0 ] January 29, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on JANUARY 29, 2014: In this year’s State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama spoke about US military interventions in and withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan;  a pending security agreement with Afghanistan; al Qaeda and extremist threats in Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and Mali;  American diplomacy; America’s […]

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Jim Lobe: Major Parts of World Ignored by U.S. TV News in 2013; Palestine Virtually Disappeared

[ 0 ] January 13, 2014 |

“Palestine has virtually disappeared from the news agenda.” — Andrew Tyndall by JIM LOBE for INTER PRESS SERVICE on JANUARY 11, 2014:  WASHINGTON, Jan 11 2014 (IPS) - If people outside the United States are looking for answers why Americans often seem so clueless about the world outside their borders, they could start with what the […]

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Olivia Wasteneys: Is Africa the New Launching Pad for The War on Terror?

Olivia Wasteneys: Is Africa the New Launching Pad for The War on Terror?

[ 0 ] January 2, 2014 |

by OLIVIA WASTENEYS for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 29, 2013 The increase in violent attacks perpetrated by militant Islamist groups in Africa in recent years has prompted publications like The Economist and The Atlantic to speculate that al Qaeda is back, and Africa is it’s new frontier. According to Mbaye Lo, Assistant Professor of the Practice […]

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Juan Cole — Top Ten Middle East Stories 2013: How the Region has Changed

Juan Cole — Top Ten Middle East Stories 2013: How the Region has Changed

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on DECEMBER 31, 2013:  10. Tunisia suffered the assassination of two leftist politicians, provoking demonstrations bigger than the ones that brought down the government of dictator Zine El Abidin Ben Ali in 2011. The second of these assassinations, this summer, provoked students, youth activists and the major national labor union to […]

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