Tag: Syria

LISTEN: Schanzer on the Attack in Tel Aviv and (unrelated) ISIS on the Defensive

LISTEN: Schanzer on the Attack in Tel Aviv and (unrelated) ISIS on the Defensive

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on OCTOBER 28, 2015: In the latest installment of On Security, Scott Briggaman speaks with Professor David Schanzer about the Terror attack in Tel Aviv and Netanyahu’s visit to the restaurant where the attack occurred. They also ISIS on the defensive in Sirte (Libya), Falluja (Iraq) […]

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Nicolas Pelham on ‘Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East’ (Book Q & A)

Nicolas Pelham on ‘Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 23, 2016 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 23, 2016:  How did the rise of nation-states in the 20th century doom religious diversity and pluralism in the Middle East?  And, can pluralism be recovered to heal and transform the Middle East?  Veteran journalist Nicolas […]

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LISTEN: Syria Deteriorates, Families in Crisis (a compilation)

[ 0 ] May 3, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 3, 2016:  Here’s a couple of very good pieces on NPR today. In this first one (above) the New York Times’ Declan Walsh reports for NPR from Damascus about conditions in the capital city, public opinion of Bashar al-Assad and his regime, and the besieged Aleppo. And […]

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LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] May 3, 2016 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on APRIL 28, 2016: In this latest installment On Security, David Schanzer speaks with Scott Briggaman about GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy. David also discusses the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo and the crisis in Brazil as the Olympics approach. Music Credit: Righteous by […]

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WATCH: In Praise of Hatred — a Conversation with Khalid Khalifa

[ 0 ] April 11, 2016 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on APRIL 11, 2016:  Syrian author Khalid Khalifa sits down with Renée Ragin to discuss his process, his novels, and his thoughts on Syria today. Khalifa is an award-winning Syrian novelist, screenwriter and poet. Khalifa’s work “In Praise of Hatred” was been widely praised. Ragin is a PhD in Duke […]

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WATCH: Raza Rumi Speaks Out on Countering Violent Extremism

WATCH: Raza Rumi Speaks Out on Countering Violent Extremism

[ 0 ] February 18, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 18, 2016:  In November I had a chance to sit down with policy analyst, journalist, and scholar Raza Rumi at the ISLAMiCommentary office of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and speak to him about countering violent extremism in the Middle East and in Pakistan, and the plight of […]

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LISTEN: David Schanzer on Syria Cease Fire Negotiations

LISTEN: David Schanzer on Syria Cease Fire Negotiations

[ 0 ] February 12, 2016 |

MUNICH — The United States, Russia and other powers agreed to a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war, to take place within the next week, and immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced here early Friday. (via Washington Post)  via ON SECURITY on FEBRUARY 11, 2016 (taped before […]

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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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WATCH: Drone Footage Shows Total Devastation in Homs, Syria (RT EXCLUSIVE)

[ 0 ] February 8, 2016 |

The city of Homs, Syria, became a rebel stronghold in 2011, and ensuing battle with government forces have nearly destroyed it.  Many major news networks have aired this haunting footage over the past two weeks. via RUSSIA TODAY on JANUARY 20, 2016:  The RT exclusive aerial footage shows the city of Homs in Syria, once […]

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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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