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International Relations and MES present: Mark N. Katz

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As the United States withdraws its combat troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, politicians, foreign policy specialists, and the public worry about the consequences of leaving, Neither nation can be considered stable and progress toward democracy — a principal aim of America and the West — is fragile at best. International relations scholar Mark N. Katz asks: Could ending both wars actually help the United States and its allies overcome radical Islam in the long term? Mark N. Katz (Ph.D., Political Science, MIT, 1982) is professor of government and politics at George Mason University. He is the author of The Third World in Soviet Military Thought (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982), Russia and Arabia: Soviet Foreign Policy toward the Arabian Peninsula (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), Gorbachev's Military Policy in the Third World (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1989), Revolutions and Revolutionary Waves (St. Martin's Press, 1997), Reflections on Revolutions (St. Martin's Press, 1999), and Leaving without Losing: The War on Terror after Iraq and Afghanistan (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). Speaking: Mark N. Katz Ph.D., Political Science George Mason University Sponsor: Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Co-Sponsor Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Co-Sponsor Middle Eastern Studies, Co-Sponsor Maxwell Department of International Relations, Co-Sponsor

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