Tag: Iraq

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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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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“The Only Thing Europeans Have to Fear is Fear Itself”: How ISIS, the Syria Civil War & the Refugee Crisis are Shaping European Politics and Identity    

“The Only Thing Europeans Have to Fear is Fear Itself”: How ISIS, the Syria Civil War & the Refugee Crisis are Shaping European Politics and Identity    

[ 0 ] December 21, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary with MALACHI HACOHEN for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 21, 2015: Malachi Hacohen is Associate Professor of History, Political Science, Religion, Slavic & Eurasian Studies, German Studies and Jewish Studies, and a Bass Fellow at Duke University.  He writes on Jewish European history and has published widely on the Central European […]

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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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Are Americans Convinced Obama’s Strategy Against ISIS is Working? (Bruce Jentleson Answers):

Are Americans Convinced Obama’s Strategy Against ISIS is Working? (Bruce Jentleson Answers):

[ 0 ] December 16, 2015 |

President Obama says ISIS is rapidly losing ground in Iraq and Syria. David Greene talks to Democratic adviser Bruce Jentleson (a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University) about whether the president is succeeding in assuaging Americans’ fears. via NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO/MORNING EDITION (TRANSCRIPT) on DECEMBER 15, 2015:  DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: President […]

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John McHugo on “Syria: A History of the Last Hundred Years” (Book Q & A)

John McHugo on “Syria: A History of the Last Hundred Years” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] December 4, 2015 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 4, 2015: Is there a more tragic country in the world today than Syria ?  How did it descend into chaos, conflict, and crisis? John McHugo offers some answers in Syria: A History of the Last […]

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New Findings: American Public’s Perception of Islam, U.S. Policy on Syria Refugees, and Troops to Fight ISIS

New Findings: American Public’s Perception of Islam, U.S. Policy on Syria Refugees, and Troops to Fight ISIS

[ 0 ] November 30, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 30, 2015: On November 17, 2015 the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute released the 2015 American Values Survey – conducted between September 11, 2015 and October 4, 2015. (conducted before the November 13, 2015 ISIS attacks in Paris) It measured “public opinion about the economy, racial […]

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