Tag: Obama

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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Trita Parsi on the U.S. & Iran: Can the Nuclear Deal Bring Friendship ?

Trita Parsi on the U.S. & Iran: Can the Nuclear Deal Bring Friendship ?

[ 0 ] January 14, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 14, 2016: On Nov. 3-4 president of the National Iranian American Council Trita Parsi spoke on “The U.S. and Iran: Can the Nuclear Deal Bring Friendship?” at UNC-Chapel Hill at Duke. Parsi, who’s also been a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is an […]

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WATCH: In SOTU ’16, Pres. Obama Rejects Islamophobia in Politics

[ 0 ] January 14, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on JANUARY 14, 2016: CAIR Welcomes President Obama’s SOTU Remarks Rejecting Islamophobia in the Political Process (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/12/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed President Obama’s remarks in his State of the Union address rejecting Islamophobia, […]

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WATCH: Obama Today on the Chapel Hill Shootings

[ 0 ] January 5, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary (video via WNCN) on JANUARY 5, 2016: While addressing the nation on gun control, President Obama mentioned the murder of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill last year. “Second Amendment Rights are important, but there are other rights that we care about as well, and we have to be able […]

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