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Experts tackle Syria conflict and its global impact

  October 10, 2013 by Jason Kornwitz Three Middle East experts discussed the civil war in Syria on Tuesday evening at Northeastern. From left to right, Rami Khouri, Valentine Moghadam, and Franck Salameh. Photo by Brooks Canaday. Polit­ical jour­nalist Rami Khouri char­ac­ter­izes the Syrian con­flict as history’s “biggest proxy war,” one in which the majority of actors believe  Continue Reading »

3Qs: What we can expect from Iran’s new president

June 26, 2013 by Matt Collette Ear­lier this month Iran elected a new pres­i­dent, Hassan Rowhani, who will take over for Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ahmadinejad, who was inel­i­gible to run for a third term. We asked Val Moghadam, a pro­fessor of soci­ology and inter­na­tional affairs and director of the inter­na­tional affairs depart­ment, to examine how Iran’s  Continue Reading »