Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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Monthly Archives: February 2015
I think I’m one of the few Americans who has been to both Iran and Israel. I like both countries and have a lot in common with thinkers in both. I love What I know of Tel Aviv’s cafe culture … Continue reading
Not a soul could help but be outraged by the two recent atrocities that the Islamic State (IS) has unleashed upon the world. The first of these was the immolation of Jordanian fighter pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh on Feb. 3, followed … Continue reading
US sources told the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai that Washington is considering an international ground force of 30,000 soldiers to expel the Islamic State from western and northern of Iraq as well as eastern and northern Syria. The sources said the … Continue reading
An armored vehicle ran over a six-year-old boy’s legs: $11,000. A jingle truck was “blown up by mistake”: $15,000. A controlled detonation broke eight windows in a mosque: $106. A boy drowned in an anti-tank ditch: $1,916. A 10-ton truck … Continue reading
Claudia Gazzini – The Libyan crisis: military intervention or political solution? – YouTube.