Tag: Obama

LISTEN: Naming the Enemy (with John Esposito and Shadi Hamid)

[ 0 ] June 21, 2016 |

via INTERFAITH RADIO on JUNE 16, 2016: After the horrific Orlando shooting on June 12, media coverage quickly turned to reports that the killer was Muslim, and just as quickly, a political spat erupted over whether to attribute the attack to “radical Islam.” Even President Barack Obama weighed in, saying he thinks the phrase plays […]

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WATCH: Obama goes on tirade against Trump over ‘dangerous’ Muslim ban, ‘radical Islam’

WATCH: Obama goes on tirade against Trump over ‘dangerous’ Muslim ban, ‘radical Islam’

[ 0 ] June 15, 2016 |

via CNN on JUNE 14, 2016:  Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama lit into Donald Trump Tuesday, turning the tables to make the impassioned case that Trump is the one who’s un-American. Obama’s extraordinary denunciation of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was about far more than a personal intervention on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the ugly […]

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LISTEN: Eid Mohamed on Images of America in the Middle East

LISTEN: Eid Mohamed on Images of America in the Middle East

[ 0 ] June 3, 2016 |

by KRISTIAN PETERSEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on JUNE 2, 2016:  Edward Said’s 1978 book, Orientalism, dramatically shifted how people think about the production of knowledge and representations of the Other. His ideas have been championed and critiqued with dozens of books expanding his work on the construction of the East in western […]

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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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WATCH: Feaver and Jentleson on History in Cuba and Terror in Brussels

WATCH: Feaver and Jentleson on History in Cuba and Terror in Brussels

[ 0 ] April 1, 2016 |

via DUKE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE on MARCH 30, 2016:  President Obama visited Cuba, and the US began to open trade relations. Meanwhile, the terrorist attacks in Brussels pose new questions for national and international security. Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson debate the implications in this episode of Foreign Exchange. Peter Feaver is a […]

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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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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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WATCH NOW: President Obama Speaks at Baltimore Mosque; His First US Mosque Visit of His Presidency

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016 |

via THE WHITE HOUSE on FEBRUARY 3, 2016:  Today, President Obama is making his first visit to a mosque in America. Today, Rumana Ahmed, a Muslim American and advisor at the White House, sent the following message to the White House email list ahead of the President’s remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore.  Today, President […]

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LISTEN: In Politico Interview Obama talks GOP 2016, Muslims

[ 0 ] January 25, 2016 |

by GLENN THRUSH for POLITICO on JANUARY 25, 2016:  In an Oval Office interview for POLITICO’s Off Message podcast, the president offers his most expansive comments yet on the race to succeed him in the White House. EXCERPT: Obama is of two minds about 2016, people close to him say: He’s intensely interested in ensuring […]

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