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.
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.
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.
Ambassador Storella outlines the winners and losers in the normalization pact in BU Today.
Dean Najam noted that the bilateral agreement is a “testing of the waters” by smaller allies of Saudi Arabia.
With a deal between Israel and UAE secure, all indications are that other Middle Eastern countries may follow suit.
Diana Atoui (Pardee ’19,& ’21) argues for K-12 education reform in her MetroWest Daily News op-ed.
Adil Najam argues that President Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan is not only not good, its outright dangerous.
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.
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.
Gregory Aftandilian discusses what polling data reveals on American attitudes toward Middle East issues.
Gregory Aftandilian discusses United States President Donald Trump’s budget priorities for the Middle East for the upcoming fiscal year.
Gregory Aftandilian discusses United States President Donald Trump’s comments dealing with the Middle East in his State of the Union address.
Michael B. Greenwald (Pardee ’07) discusses contemporary arts and culture in the Middle East.
Gregory Aftandilian explores how the choice of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the next Secretary of State could impact the Middle East.
The conversation focused on the past and future role of the U.S. in the Middle East, and was hosted by the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies.
Gregory Aftandilian discusses United States Vice President Mike Pence’s recent trip to the Middle East.
Gregory Aftandilian discusses how the current tensions between the United States and Russia will affect potential cooperation between the two nations in the Middle East.
Prof. Betty Anderson spoke at a conference “The Naksa Fifty Years Later: New Sources, Questions, and Approaches to the ’67 War.”
Dean Adil Najam and Professor Emeritus Andrew Bacevich discuss President Donald Trump’s military strategy in the Middle East.