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Bibi’s Buddies: Singapore, Russia and Israel’s Turn to the Right

Bibi’s Buddies: Singapore, Russia and Israel’s Turn to the Right

[ 0 ] April 29, 2016 |

What it means for human rights and freedom of expression in Israel by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 29, 2016: Last week the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, spent four days in Israel as the very-well-received guest of the government. And, in a move unusual in the world of diplomacy, the Israeli government had […]

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WATCH: Jentleson and Feaver Talk Turkey & Russia Tensions; Paris Climate Talks

[ 0 ] December 4, 2015 |

via DUKE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE on DECEMBER 2, 2015:  With tensions rising between Turkey and Russia and the ongoing Climate talk in Paris, what role should the United States play? Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson debate the implications in this episode of Foreign Exchange. Foreign Exchange is produced by the Department of Political Science […]

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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: David Schanzer (Duke) & Scott Briggaman (WPTF) talk Afghanistan, Syria, Russia, and ISIS

LISTEN: David Schanzer (Duke) & Scott Briggaman (WPTF) talk Afghanistan, Syria, Russia, and ISIS

[ 0 ] October 12, 2015 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on OCTOBER 7, 2015:  Scott Briggaman and David Schanzer discuss the airstrike on Doctors Without Borders hospital in the city of Kunduz in Northern Afghanistan and the security situation in Afghanistan; Russia’s campaign in Syria and its impact on Syria’s future; and the US Treasury Department’s […]

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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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Syrian American, Muslim Leaders Meet with White House, Host Press Conference on Russian Airstrikes

[ 0 ] October 8, 2015 |

via CAIR TV (PRESS RELEASE) on OCTOBER 8, 2015:  (WASHINGTON, D.C, 10/8/15) – Leaders of the nation’s leading Syrian-American and Muslim advocacy organizations today met with top-ranking White House officials to express concerns over Russia’s recent airstrikes in Syria that resulted in the killings of civilians and destruction of civilian infrastructure. At the White House […]

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WATCH: Professor Mustafa Tuna on Russia’s Muslims

WATCH: Professor Mustafa Tuna on Russia’s Muslims

[ 0 ] October 7, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (AT DUKE) and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 7, 2015:  In the above clip, Professor Mustafa Tuna, the Andrew W. Mellow Assistant Professor of Russian and Central Eurasian History and Culture at Duke University, briefly outlines the Muslim populations in Russia today, including Muslim immigrants, populations from the Caucasus region […]

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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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The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

[ 1 ] June 26, 2015 |

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In a previous piece, Mustafa Tuna, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and Central Eurasian History and Culture at Duke, discussed his new book “Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Empire, Islam, and European Modernity 1788-1914″ (Cambridge University Press, June 2015) with ISLAMiCommentary — carrying his insights about the opportunity costs of Islamophobia […]

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Mustafa Tuna on Imperial Russia’s Muslims & the Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia (Book Q & A)

Mustafa Tuna on Imperial Russia’s Muslims & the Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] June 16, 2015 |

“The overall consensus seems to be that the assimilationist policies of the tsarist state in late imperial Russia lay at the foundation of the bitterness that characterized the tsarist central state establishment’s relations with the Volga-Ural Muslims, and especially their elites… Hasty attempts to forge a nation-state out of a multiconfessional, multilingual, and multiethnic empire […]

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