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Thinking Aloud: “The Middle East in 2025: Long-Term Scenarios and Strategies for Stability”

June 14, 2015 by Darius  In May, I attended a presentation of a report on “The Middle East in 2025: Long-Term Scenarios and Strategies for Stability.”  The report’s chief author and presenter was Florence Gaub of the EU Institute for … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Free Online Courses Starting Soon

Apr. 20, 2015 by Darius  Here are a few free online courses starting soon that some of you might find interesting: “Understanding the UK’s 2015 General Election” taught by Professor Alan Convery of the University of Edinburgh. Class description: “This course provides an … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Turkish Politics: Taken Hostage”

“Turkish Politics: Taken Hostage” The Economist, April 11-17, 2015, p.48 http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21648034-kidnapping-becomes-pretext-crackdown-social-media-taken-hostage “On March 31st two members of DHKP-C, a Marxist revolutionary group, strolled into Istanbul’s main courthouse disguised as lawyers and armed with guns and hand grenades, and took a prosecutor hostage. … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Behind a Veil of Anonymity, Online Vigilantes Battle Islamic State”

“Behind a Veil of Anonymity, Online Vigilantes Battle Islamic State” The New York Times, March 25, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/25/world/middleeast/behind-a-veil-of-anonymity-online-vigilantes-battle-the-islamic-state.html “In what has become a cyber analogy to the battles in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere between governments and the Islamic State, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Islamic State Calls on Backers to Kill 100 U.S. Military Personnel”

“Islamic State Calls on Backers to Kill 100 U.S. Military Personnel” Reuters, March 15, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/21/us-mideast-crisis-threat-idUSKBN0MH0QQ20150321 “Islamic State has posted online what it says are the names, U.S. addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Islamic State’s Ideology and Propaganda,” Part II

Mar. 12, 2015 by Darius [Yesterday I attended a panel discussion on “The Islamic State’s Ideology and Propaganda.”  Cole Bunzel, a PhD candidate at Princeton University, gave a very interesting presentation based on his research on ISIS’s history and ideology, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Islamic State’s Ideology and Propaganda,” Part I

Mar. 11, 2015 by Darius Today I attended a panel discussion on “The Islamic State’s Ideology and Propaganda.”  Cole Bunzel, a PhD candidate at Princeton University, gave a very interesting presentation based on his research on ISIS’s history and ideology, … Continue reading

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