Tag: George W. Bush

Shalom Goldman on Religion, Nationalism, and “Ancestral Homelands”

Shalom Goldman on Religion, Nationalism, and “Ancestral Homelands”

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |

“For Putin, a former ardent Communist and KGB officer, to speak of the baptism of Prince Vladimir and his “spiritual feats” as the basis for his claim to Crimea is strange indeed. But it is, in fact, no stranger than the remarkably similar claims to the West Bank  made in the past few years by […]

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Duncan Green: What Do Policymakers Want From Researchers?

Duncan Green: What Do Policymakers Want From Researchers?

[ 0 ] March 11, 2014 |

What Do Policymakers Want from Researchers? Blogs, Elevator Pitches and Good Old Fashioned Press Mentions (Duncan Green provides short and sweet translations of some of the key findings from a recent survey looking at how US policymakers use and value international studies research. The findings point to the importance of blogging, but also to the sustained […]

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False Nostalgia: The Original Fallujah Campaign Destabilized Iraq (Juan Cole)

False Nostalgia: The Original Fallujah Campaign Destabilized Iraq (Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] January 15, 2014 |

(ISLAMiCommentary editor’s note, January 15, 2014):  In the latest round of violence in Iraq, a wave of bombings across the country today killed at least 50 people — this after  Al Qaeda-linked militants took control of two cities in western Anbar province. From today’s LA Times: “The army and allied tribesmen have been fighting Al Qaeda’s Islamic […]

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Morris Davis: On Guantanamo, Time to Face the Truth

[ 0 ] November 14, 2013 |

by MORRIS DAVIS for RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER on NOVEMBER 9, 2013:  Sen. Kay Hagan and I were born in Shelby, N.C., a city of about 20,000 people between Charlotte and Asheville. The city got its name from Col. Isaac Shelby, a hero of the Revolutionary War best known for his role in the Battle […]

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Martin Miller: 9/11 and the Security State

Martin Miller: 9/11 and the Security State

[ 0 ] September 10, 2013 |

by MARTIN MILLER for DUKE TODAY on SEPTEMBER 10, 2013:  DURHAM, NC - In her recent novel, “The Flamethrowers,” Rachel Kushner has one of her characters declare: “The suffering of others must surely serve some purpose. But what is that purpose? No one is ever sure of the answer. All I can tell you is that history is a goddamned […]

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‘Muslims Need Not Apply’: ACLU of SoCal Exposes Nat Sec Program that Delays or Denies U.S. Citizenship to Muslims

‘Muslims Need Not Apply’: ACLU of SoCal Exposes Nat Sec Program that Delays or Denies U.S. Citizenship to Muslims

[ 0 ] August 22, 2013 |

via ACLU OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AUGUST 2013:  Millions of aspiring Americans apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) each year. But under a previously unknown national security program known as the “Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program” (CARRP), the government excludes many applicants from Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities from these […]

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Attendance at State Department and White House Iftars Cause Controversy in US Muslim Community

Attendance at State Department and White House Iftars Cause Controversy in US Muslim Community

[ 0 ] July 25, 2013 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on JULY 25, 2013:  Editor’s note: Some opinions, below, from two members of the American Muslim community regarding the U.S. State Department and White House Iftars, and what attendance means to them. The State Department Iftar was last night and the White House Iftar (#WhiteHouseIftar on Twitter) is […]

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Duke’s David Schanzer Offers Free Online Course on 9/11 and its Aftermath (starts Sept.9)

Duke’s David Schanzer Offers Free Online Course on 9/11 and its Aftermath (starts Sept.9)

[ 0 ] July 22, 2013 |

by DAVID SCHANZER and COURSERA, JULY 2013:  * updated on September 11, 2013 with message from Schanzer to course participants:  Today in the United States we will pause to reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and remember those who lost their lives that day.It is certainly also an appropriate time to remember […]

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David Schanzer on Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano’s Legacy

David Schanzer on Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano’s Legacy

[ 0 ] July 12, 2013 |

by DAVID SCHANZER for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 12, 2013:  *ISLAMiCommentary Editor’s note: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced today that she is resigning (departing in September), and will be nominated to become president of the University of California system. Napolitano, 55, was America’s third homeland security secretary and the first woman to hold the post. I asked […]

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Charles Kurzman: Mis-Mapping Terror

Charles Kurzman: Mis-Mapping Terror

[ 0 ] May 31, 2013 |

Why did an American counterterrorism agency map the entire Muslim world as a terror zone? And why was their map 500 years out of date? by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on May 31, 2013: “The United States is not at war with Islam,” President Obama said last week at the National Defense University, in a […]

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