Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University
Erik Brattberg is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C. He is also a Research Associate at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm.His research interests include European foreign and security policy, global security governance and transatlantic [...]
A series of attacks across Iraq has killed 50 people and injured more than 200. Apart from Baghdad, reports of bombs and shooting attacks have come from the cities of Baquba, Kirkuk, and Mosul.
Can Syria properly be understood as an example of a “pure” Arab popular revolution, an uprising of non-violent, liberal protest against tyranny that has been met only by repression? I believe this narrative to be a complete misreading, deliberately contrived to serve quite separate ambitions.
Dr. Paulo Farah is Professor at the University of São Paulo and Director of BibliASPA (research center on Arab, African and South American Countries).
Iason Athanasiadis is a photojournalist, documentary film-maker and international lecturer working on the intersection of the Eastern Mediterranean with the Arab, Persian and Turkic Middle East and Central Asia. He has covered some of the contemporary region’s signature crises, including the 2011 Arab revolts, the 2010 Afghan surge, the Greek economic crisis, the 2009 Iranian pro-democracy movement, the 2006 Lebanese war, the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and the passing of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in 2000. Iason has lived in Cairo, Damascus, Sanaa and Tehran. He is currently based between Istanbul and Kabul.
A wave of anti-Christian violence has been blowing over Iraq for some weeks, first through the mass killings claimed by Al Qaeda in a Syriac Catholic Church, followed by a series of attacks on Christian homes. René Guitton, religious scholar and author, discusses (view French version here). You have closely followed the recent killings in [...]
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