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Khalil discusses US-Iranian relations on Australian radio program

Osama Khalil, associate professor of history, discusses the current state of U.S.-Iran relations, arguing that the U.S.'s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal has made it more difficult to achieve a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict between the two countries.

October 8, 2019

Khalil discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in USA Today

"The most the Israelis are willing to offer does not meet the minimum demands of the Palestinians. This includes a viable, independent state with sovereignty over its borders and resources," says Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history.

September 23, 2019

Zoli discusses economic warfare with Iran in WAER article

"In a war, you can hurt certain areas of a country, but you usually don't grenade the entire economy. Whereas with economic warfare, you truly can," says Corri Zoli, director of research in the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism. 

July 17, 2019

Boroujerdi quoted in National Interest article on Iran's IRGC

Professor of Political Science Mehrzad Boroujerdi says "their performance in the war gave them a seat at the proverbial power table," about Iranian militiamen in an article for the National Interest.

July 8, 2019

Reeher comments on Jordan's proposed gun legislation in Jerusalem Post

Grant Reeher was interviewed for the Jerusalem Post article "Jordan Pushes Bill to Limit Firearm Ownership." "It does seem that the media coverage of the mass shootings in the US does inform some of the thinking and the responses of leaders elsewhere when they have a mass shooting incident in their own country," Reeher said. They do not want to become "like the US" in this regard.
July 8, 2019

Boroujerdi op-ed on US-Iran tensions published in US News

"If the White House game plan was based on the premise that imposing more robust sanctions would cause a popular uprising by the Iranian people to bring down the regime, it badly miscalculated," writes Professor of Political Science Mehrzad Boroujerdi. "Instead, the nuclear withdrawal convinced Tehran that ill will should beget ill will."

June 25, 2019

Boroujerdi weighs in on US-Iran tensions in Washington Times

"The Iranians do have an appetite for negotiating, but I think what is holding things up right now—and that’s the part that the Trump administration perhaps is not really comprehending—is they have to save face," says Professor of Political Science Mehrzad Boroujerdi.

June 19, 2019

Boroujerdi discusses Japanese PM's visit to Iran in ThinkProgress

Mehrzad Boroujerdi was interviewed for the ThinkProgress article "Japanese PM’s visit to Iran might cool tensions between Tehran and Washington." According to Boroujerdi, the meeting between the Japanese prime minister and Iran essentially constitutes indirect talks between Iran and the United States. "That is the main reason for the trip regardless of what each side says," Borourjerdi said
June 13, 2019

Koch discusses her book The Geopolitics of Spectacle on BBC Radio

Natalie Koch, associate professor of geography, was recently interviewed on BBC Radio for the segment "Spectacular Cities - from Kazakhstan to the United Arab Emirates." Koch discusses her book, The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia (Cornell University Press, 2018), in which she evaluates how autocratic rulers use spectacular projects, such as “lavishly built landscapes and celebrations,” to govern and legitimate their power. 03/15/19
March 15, 2019

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