Tag: Iraq

WATCH: A Conversation about War and Writing with Matt Gallagher

[ 0 ] May 16, 2016 |

a discussion about “boots on the ground” in contemporary American military conflict  via DUKE UNIVERSITY FORUM FOR SCHOLARS & PUBLICS on MAY 1, 2016:  Last month Duke Divinity School student and veteran Naval Officer Giovanna Meek moderated a conversation with acclaimed author and Army veteran Matt Gallagher about his experiences being a soldier and a writer. […]

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Charles Dunlap Asks: Is the U.S. military strategy doing more harm or good in the Middle East?

Charles Dunlap Asks: Is the U.S. military strategy doing more harm or good in the Middle East?

[ 0 ] May 13, 2016 |

by CHARLES DUNLAP for THE CONVERSATION, MAY 2016:  Editor’s note: This article is part of our collaboration with Point Taken, a new program from WGBH that will next air on Tuesday, May 17 on PBS and online at pbs.org. The show features fact-based debate on major issues of the day, without the shouting. With fresh […]

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Graphic Novelist Joshua Dysart Spotlights the Darkness of Iraq with Living Level-3

Graphic Novelist Joshua Dysart Spotlights the Darkness of Iraq with Living Level-3

[ 0 ] April 14, 2016 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 14, 2015: New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Joshua Dysart has written about serial killers, about superheroes, and about the supernatural. Now, with Living Level-3, he brings his talent for dark themes to the real-life humanitarian crisis in Iraq. […]

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Iraq Ambassador Talks About Democracy, ISIS in Duke Talk

Iraq Ambassador Talks About Democracy, ISIS in Duke Talk

[ 0 ] April 5, 2016 |

Video above starts about 3 minutes in. Associate professor of the practice, public policy, David Schanzer (right) interviews Ambassador Lukman Faily. Ambassador Lukman Faily: “Unfortunately none of our American friends told us how hard it is to be democratic. We have had to learn the hard way.” via DUKE TODAY on APRIL 1, 2016:  DURHAM, NC […]

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WATCH: Raza Rumi Speaks Out on Countering Violent Extremism

WATCH: Raza Rumi Speaks Out on Countering Violent Extremism

[ 0 ] February 18, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 18, 2016:  In November I had a chance to sit down with policy analyst, journalist, and scholar Raza Rumi at the ISLAMiCommentary office of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and speak to him about countering violent extremism in the Middle East and in Pakistan, and the plight of […]

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The West’s Freedom Problem and the Roots of Islamic Militancy (by Mbaye Lo)

The West’s Freedom Problem and the Roots of Islamic Militancy (by Mbaye Lo)

[ 0 ] February 9, 2016 |

Mbaye Bashir Lo teaches at Duke University in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and is core faculty with the Duke Islamic Studies Center. This article highlights key elements in his current book project entitled “Justice versus Freedom: the Problem with Militant Islam.” He is currently a visiting scholar at l’Institut d’études de l’Islam […]

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WATCH: The Iowa Caucus & the Foreign Policy Credentials of the Candidates

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016 |

via CAMPAIGN STOP 2016 (DUKE UNIVERSITY) on FEBRUARY 3, 2016:  How will the debates over presidential candidate foreign policy credentials play out after the 2016 Iowa caucus results? 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, […]

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Retired US Diplomat Alberto Fernandez on “The ISIS Challenge in Perspective”

Retired US Diplomat Alberto Fernandez on “The ISIS Challenge in Perspective”

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016 |

Above: Full talk by Ambassador Alberto Fernandez: “Beyond Hysteria and Apologia: The ISIS Challenge in Perspective” (summary below)   by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 31, 2016: Dozens of Middle East studies scholars, students and the general public packed a public talk  — “Beyond Hysteria and Apologia: The ISIS Challenge in Perspective” —  given […]

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Top 7 Middle East Foreign Policy Challenges in 2016 (by Juan Cole)

Top 7 Middle East Foreign Policy Challenges in 2016 (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JANUARY 1, 2016:  My own feeling is that the US engagement with the Middle East is likely to remain so intense only for another two decades or so. As fossil fuels are replaced with renewables, the outsized role that the oil Gulf plays in world affairs will decline. […]

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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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