Heine Remarks on China’s Increased Presence in Western Asia
In an appearance on WION, a leading Indian news publication,” Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, discusses Chinese foreign policy and the peace brokered between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The article first examines the idea that the United States…
Heine Offers Insight into Latin American Stance on Russia-Ukraine War
Ambassador Heine notes that despite the tragic nature of the ongoing war, countries in the Global South reject the effort to make this into a global war and make them pay for something that Europe should take care of.
Selin Comments on Issues Surrounding World Cup
Professor Selin comments on the importance of the World Cup being hosted in the Middle East for the first time, whether this global event is being dragged into ideological and political battles, and more.
Mako Joins Atlantic Council Panel on Iraq’s Expanding Regional Role
Iraq has the potential to serve as a partner to both regional and international states; however, Professor Mako argues that ongoing crises are stifling the country’s potential impact as a leader in the region.
Najam Discusses Significance of Ayman Al Zawahiri’s Killing
Professor Najam argues that the killing of Ayman Al Zawahiri signifies a clear message that even if the U.S. has left Afghanistan, the “War on Terror” continues and is considered “unfinished business.”
Najam Discusses President Biden’s Middle East Visit
“Awkward as the visit will be for Mr. Biden, it is important that he has undertaken it. It is better to have the difficult conversations than not to have them at all.”
Mako Interviewed on “After the Arab Uprisings“
“We hope the comparative scope of the book and the integrated framework we have developed will enrich ongoing scholarship on revolutions and democratic transitions.”
Lori Publishes Article on Racial Formations in Africa and the Middle East
In a new article based on archives as well as the authors’ legal advocacy for stateless populations in the UAE, Professor Lori Yoana Kuzmova examine the contested legal status of Zanzibaris and other East African minorities in the UAE.
Pardee School Faculty Reflect on How 9/11 Changed the World
Professors Najam, Schilde, Stern, Weinstein, and Wippl reflect on how the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States reshaped our lives over the last 20 years.
Mako Publishes “After the Arab Uprisings“
Why were some, but not all the Arab mass social protests of 2011 accompanied by relatively quick and nonviolent outcomes in the direction of regime change, democracy, and social transformation? Why was a democratic transition limited to Tunisia, and why did region-wide democratization not occur? After the Arab Uprisings offers an explanatory framework to answer these central questions.
Storella Publishes Op-Ed on Israel-UAE Normalization Pact
Ambassador Storella outlines the winners and losers in the normalization pact in BU Today.
Najam Interviewed on Israel, Bahrain, UAE Bilateral Agreements
Dean Najam noted that the bilateral agreement is a “testing of the waters” by smaller allies of Saudi Arabia.
Najam Discusses Israel-UAE Peace Deal on Hum News
With a deal between Israel and UAE secure, all indications are that other Middle Eastern countries may follow suit.
Atoui Writes Op-Ed Arguing for Diverse & Inclusive K-12 Curriculum
Diana Atoui (Pardee ’19,& ’21) argues for K-12 education reform in her MetroWest Daily News op-ed.
Najam Interviewed on Trump’s Middle East Plan
Adil Najam argues that President Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan is not only not good, its outright dangerous.
Weinstein Writes OpEd on the Death of Qasem Soleimani
Gen. Jack Weinstein writes OpEd for BU Today on the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani arguing that the United States’ problems with Iran will not be solved with additional military action.
Najam Interviewed on Regional Implications of Iran Tensions
Adil Najam was interviewed by multiple TV news channels in Pakistan on the growing sense of unease in the Middle East as US-Iran tensions mount.
Aftandilian in The Arab Weekly on U.S. Attitudes Toward Middle East
Gregory Aftandilian discusses what polling data reveals on American attitudes toward Middle East issues.
Aftandilian Publishes OpEd on Trump’s Middle East Priorities
Gregory Aftandilian discusses United States President Donald Trump’s budget priorities for the Middle East for the upcoming fiscal year.
Aftandilian in Al Jazeera on Trump and the Middle East
Gregory Aftandilian discusses United States President Donald Trump’s comments dealing with the Middle East in his State of the Union address.