Tag: Iraq

WATCH: Can Iraq Survive?

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

via CHATHAM HOUSE and INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES on SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 *updated with Storify on September 26, 2014:  Overview In recent months, the Islamic State has made sweeping military advances and Baghdad has been paralyzed by political infighting. This discussion will focus on the viability of Iraqi state itself and the ethnosectarian tensions that seem […]

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Rouhani Calls For United Front Against ‘False’ Muslims Killing in Name of Islam

Rouhani Calls For United Front Against ‘False’ Muslims Killing in Name of Islam

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

“The pain is made greater when these terrorists spill blood in the name of religion and behead in the name of Islam…They seek to keep hidden this incontrovertible truth of history that on the basis of the teachings of all divine prophets, from Abraham and Moses and Jesus to Mohammed, taking the life of a […]

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Turkish President Erdogan Urges Support for Victims of Terrorism

Turkish President Erdogan Urges Support for Victims of Terrorism

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

via UN NEWS CENTRE on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014: 24 September 2014 – With more than 1.5 million refugees seeking refuge in Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan today called for international support to aid victims of terrorism, while also making a case for reform of the United Nations Security Council. Addressing the 69th high-level debate of the […]

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LISTEN: Bruce Jentleson on America’s ISIS Strategy

LISTEN: Bruce Jentleson on America’s ISIS Strategy

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 25, 2014:  In a brief interview with the Voice of Russia yesterday following President Obama’s address to the UN General Assembly, Duke University public policy and political science professor Bruce Jentleson assessed this week’s coalition airstrikes on ISIS, and discussed the diplomatic dimensions of working towards political […]

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WATCH: President Obama Addresses the United Nations General Assembly

WATCH: President Obama Addresses the United Nations General Assembly

[ 0 ] September 24, 2014 |

scroll through to about 39:00 which is when the speech begins via WHITEHOUSE.GOV on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014: President Obama addresses the UN General Assembly (above) READ TRANSCRIPT  — RELATED Addressing UN Assembly, US President urges cooperation to combat extremism, renew multilateral system (UN News Centre, September 24, 2014) 24 September 2014 – With the world […]

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WATCH: 2014 MacArthur Fellow, Poet-Translator Khaled Mattawa Talks About His Work

WATCH: 2014 MacArthur Fellow, Poet-Translator Khaled Mattawa Talks About His Work

[ 0 ] September 22, 2014 |

via MACARTHUR FOUNDATION, SEPTEMBER 2014:  Khaled Mattawa is a cultural ambassador and poet-translator of Arabic poetry giving voice to a vast literature largely unknown in the Western hemisphere. In masterful translations that evoke the rhythm and cadence of Arabic, he renders the beauty and meaning of the poems accessible to an English reader. He has […]

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WATCH: Bruce Jentleson Explains Obama’s ISIS Strategy

WATCH: Bruce Jentleson Explains Obama’s ISIS Strategy

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014 |

by BRUCE JENTLESON for THE WILSON CENTER on SEPTEMBER 18, 2014:  What is Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS in Iraq and Syria? How successful has the U.S. administration been in forming a global coalition to counter the growing ISIS threat to the region? Bruce Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy at Duke University and a Wilson […]

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David A Siegel: Going Beyond Military Force to Defeat ISIS (The Hill)

David A Siegel: Going Beyond Military Force to Defeat ISIS (The Hill)

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014 |

by DAVID A. SIEGEL for THE HILL on SEPTEMBER 16, 2014:  I have in this space previously argued that “hearts and minds” approaches to counterrorism and counterinsurgency are superior in many cases to those based on military force, even taking into account the incredible expertise and professionalism of our armed forces. The planned response to […]

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REPORT: Most Iranians Say It’s Necessary for Iran to Have Nuclear Energy Program

REPORT: Most Iranians Say It’s Necessary for Iran to Have Nuclear Energy Program

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014 |

Iranians show a readiness to support their government making a deal on Iran’s nuclear program that includes some key steps sought by P5+1 countries, while also being strongly opposed to some of the limitations that the United States has been seeking. — CISSM/UTCPOR Report  by EBRAHIM MOHSENI, NANCY GALLAGHER, and CLAY RAMSAY for CISSM/UTCPOR (CENTER […]

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Manal Omar: Latest Extremist Group in Iraq, Syria Must Be Challenged at Core

Manal Omar: Latest Extremist Group in Iraq, Syria Must Be Challenged at Core

[ 0 ] September 18, 2014 |

via UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE on SEPTEMBER 17, 2014:  The brutality of the extremist militants who call themselves “The Islamic State” is a strategy in itself and must be met by powerful counter-measures that address the core causes of the conflict, said Manal Omar, USIP’s associate vice president for the Middle East and Africa, […]

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