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Two former ambassadors join us to discuss the war in Afghanistan and other current events in the Middle East and around the world.

Confronting Terrorism in the Middle East

Aug 19, 2016
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A rebroadcast of our earlier show:

Our guests discuss the roots of terrorism in the Middle East and the latest current events from Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and beyond.

Guests:

Larry Pope, American Diplomat, Ambassador to Chad from 1993 to 1996 and former US Chargé d’Affaires to Libya, Director for Northern Gulf Affairs (1987–1990), Associate Director for Counter-Terrorism (1991–1993), U.S. Ambassador to Chad (1993–1996)

Allison Hodgkins, professor of international security and conflict management at the American University of Cairo.

Former Diplomat and U.S. Ambassador to Chad Larry Pope and American University in Cairo professor of international security and conflict management Allison Hodgkins spoke Tuesday with Maine Public Radio's Jennifer Rooks about the threat ISIS poses and why they believe it may not be as great as is often reported:

Terrorism and the Middle East

Aug 2, 2016
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Our guests discuss the roots of terrorism in the Middle East and the latest current events from Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and beyond.

Guests:

Larry Pope, American Diplomat, Ambassador to Chad from 1993 to 1996 and former US Chargé d’Affaires to Libya, Director for Northern Gulf Affairs (1987–1990), Associate Director for Counter-Terrorism (1991–1993), U.S. Ambassador to Chad (1993–1996)

Allison Hodgkins, professor of international security and conflict management at the American University of Cairo.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford in an interview with the PBS NewsHour.
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Robert S. Ford, who served 30 years in the U.S. Department of State and Peace Corps, addressed how domestic politics and U.S. strategy intersect in Syria in this talk delivered at the University of Maine.

  Dr. Haleh Esfandiari's talk was entitled "Challenges to Women's Empowerment in the Arab Awakening." She is the author of My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran, and will speak about women's contributions to the Arab revolutions and the challenges they face in the political, social and economic arenas.

Dr. Haleh Esfandiari is an Iranian-American scholar and Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. She is also the former deputy secretary general of the Women’s Council of Iran.

  The 26th Camden Conference, The Middle East – What Next?, was held recently. This panel discussion and Q&A session brings together policy makers, authors, and diplomats to discuss the current state of affairs in the Middle East, and what the future might bring.

"For a complete listing of the panelists in this episode of Speaking in Maine, please see the link below. Please note that this panel discussion did not include Robin Wright or Shai Feldman."

  The 26th Camden Conference, The Middle East – What Next?, was held recently. Marc Lynch gave a talk entitled: Egypt and the New Islamic Politics.  Lynch discussed the role of Egypt in the Arab Uprising and its future role.

Marc Lynch is a professor, author and the Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University. He also serves as Director of the Middle East Studies Program. Lynch also leads the Project on Middle East Political Science and edits the Middle East Channel for ForeignPolicy.com.

  The 26th Camden Conference The Middle East – What Next? was held recently. Laurence Pope gave a talk entitled:  U.S. Policies  and  Prospects in a Turbulent Middle East.

  The 26th Camden Conference "The Middle East – What Next?" was held recently. The keynote Address was given by Robin Wright and was titled What to Expect in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings?

Robin Wright is a journalist, author, and foreign policy analyst. She is a joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson International Center.

This talk was recorded February 22, 2013 in Camden at the Camden Opera House.

The Camden Conference

  The School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine in Orono sponsored an address by Bruce Riedel. Mr. Riedel is a former CIA officer and an al-Qaida expert. He spoke about the future of Pakistan and al-Qaida following the death of Osama bin Laden.

  The Claremont Hotel Lecture Series recently hosted a talk by Dr. Ralph Nurnberger, Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University, where he has taught since 1975, and a partner in Nurnberger Associates, Inc., a government relations firm that is affiliated with Gray Global Strategies. His topic is The Potential of a Nuclear Iran in the New Middle East.

  The Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Stephen Walt, Professor of International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School. His topic was Deja Vu All Over Again?: Iraq, Iran, and the Israel Lobby.

  The Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Joshua Landis, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma. His topic is the current situation in Syria.

Dr. Landis writes Syria Comment, a daily newsletter on Syrian politics, consults with the State Department and other government agencies, and appears on the PBS News Hour, Charlie Rose, CNN, Fox News, and is heard on NPR and the BBC.

Middle East Update

Jul 25, 2012

  Aaron David Miller, an expert on the Middle East, shared his thoughts on current events in that volatile part of the world.

Host Irwin Gratz was joined by :

Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Author of four books. His most recent is The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace.

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