Tag: Joshua Landis

WATCH: Debating Syria’s Future— with Landis, Ghadbian, Whitson, and Gelvin

[ 0 ] January 29, 2016 |

via UNIVERSITY OF DENVER MIDDLE EAST STUDIES CENTER on DECEMBER 16, 2015:  Panel discussion held on November 23, 2015 in Denver at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), featuring (in order): Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch, James Gelvin of UCLA, Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma, and Najib […]

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LISTEN: Joshua Landis & Al Kresta Talk History of Middle East Christian-Muslim Relations (via Ave Maria Radio)

LISTEN: Joshua Landis & Al Kresta Talk History of Middle East Christian-Muslim Relations (via Ave Maria Radio)

[ 0 ] December 22, 2015 |

via AVE MARIA RADIO on DECEMBER 15, 2015:  Al Kresta, CEO of Ave Maria Radio,  interviews Joshua Landis, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies on the state of Christian-Muslim relations. Kresta recently attended the Under Caesar’s Sword conference in Rome, an […]

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Syria Expert Joshua Landis on the U.S., Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Potential for Peace in Syria

Syria Expert Joshua Landis on the U.S., Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Potential for Peace in Syria

[ 0 ] November 8, 2015 |

Reports Reuters: “World and regional powers including Iran met in Vienna on Oct. 30 to discuss a political solution to Syria’s civil war. Days later, Iran threatened to pull out of the next round of talks, blaming the ‘negative role’ played by regional rival Saudi Arabia.” But now, indications are that Iran will attend the next […]

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LISTEN: Do Russia and the U.S. Have Any Common Ground in Syria? (Josh Landis comments)

LISTEN: Do Russia and the U.S. Have Any Common Ground in Syria? (Josh Landis comments)

[ 1 ] October 9, 2015 |

by ROBIN YOUNG for WBUR “HERE AND NOW” on OCTOBER 8, 2015:  In Brussels today, NATO defense ministers urged Russia to stop backing Syrian President Bashar Assad. At the same time, Syria’s top general praised the Russians for their airstrikes, saying they have cleared the way for the new ground offensive that Syrian troops have […]

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A Russian Power Play in Syria ?

A Russian Power Play in Syria ?

[ 0 ] September 30, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary: Here is a compilation of pieces reflecting on Russia’s increased participation in the war in Syria, what’s at stake for the U.S., and the Assad endgame: U.S.-Russian Air War Begins Over Syria (Mark Thompson, Time, September 30, 2015) EXCERPT: “Putin is prepared to use military force whenever and wherever he thinks it […]

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WATCH: Stephen Kinzer and Joshua Landis on US Foreign Policy in the Middle East –Just Stay Out?

[ 0 ] December 9, 2014 |

“Middle Eastern societies finally need a chance to try and resolve their own problems. These countries are facing serious kinds of conflicts but conflict has produced all kinds of civilizations. War produced the United States. Religion kept Europe in the Dark Ages for a thousand years. Out of that came the Enlightenment. You cannot reshape these […]

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Joshua Landis on ISIS, Syria & the “Great Sorting Out” in the Middle East

[ 0 ] October 10, 2014 |

via UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES (CMES CONVERSATIONS) on OCTOBER 7, 2014:  Danny Postel, Associate Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver, in conversation with Joshua Landis, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, former president of the Syrian Studies […]

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ISIS ‘Caliphate’ Causes Domino Effect Across Syria as Militias Jockey for Power in One of Syria’s Deadliest Weeks

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014 |

Across Multiple Fronts, Syria Records One of Its Deadliest Weeks Ever: As the global spotlight shifted to Gaza, the past month has been particularly deadly in Syria. Why? by KAREN LEIGH for SYRIA DEEPLY on JULY 24, 2014:  Last week, 700 people died in two days in Syria, in what has been described as the […]

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“A Coronation,” “A Sham,” Voting for “The Devil You Know,” + Other Comments on Syria’s Elections

“A Coronation,” “A Sham,” Voting for “The Devil You Know,” + Other Comments on Syria’s Elections

[ 0 ] June 3, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on JUNE 3, 2014:  In the midst of a nationwide civil war, Syria held a presidential election today, albeit only in government-held areas. There are three candidates on the ballot, including current President Bashar al-Assad who is expected to win. Here is a compilation of analyses from across the […]

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Joshua Landis: The Assad Regime and Jihadis — Collaborators and Allies?

Joshua Landis: The Assad Regime and Jihadis — Collaborators and Allies?

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

by JOSHUA LANDIS for SYRIA COMMENT on FEBRUARY 11, 2014:  Almost every day on my Twitter feed, I come across allegations that the jihadis operating in Syria- in particular, the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) or “al-Qa’ida” more generally (by which Jabhat al-Nusra is meant as well)- are somehow in secret collaboration with […]

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