Archives for 2012

ASMEA Newsletter Dec. 2012, Vol. 4

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A Palestinian Flanking Maneuver

This week, the Palestinian faction that has been fighting Israel with rockets will likely yield to the one fighting it with lawyers at the United Nations. In the wake of Israel’s operations against the Hamas terror group in Gaza, Mahmoud Abbas-president of the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank-will make his second trip to [&hellip...    read more 

Another View: Hatred of Jews, Islamic imperialism central to Hamas ideology

The flare-up of violence between Israel and the Hamas state in the Gaza strip has drawn our attention again to that volatile corner of the globe. Since the Muslim Brotherhood now controls Egypt, and the rulers of Turkey and Qatar have openly embraced Hamas, the current round of violence is occurring in a whole new [&hellip...    read more 

Africa’s World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe

The story of war in the Congo, which began with the Rwandan genocide of 1994, has attracted much attention but little serious scholarship. Hence, the conflict is popularly understood as a chaos of child soldiers, ravaging militias, and an ungovernable country over which Joseph Kabila somehow manages to preside. Of course the complexities of the [&hellip...    read more 

ASMEA 2012 Keynote Address: “Gaddafi’s Downfall and its Impact on Sub-Saharan Africa”

Dr. Gérard Prunier delivers keynote address at the Fifth Annual ASMEA Conference on October 11-13, 2012 in Washington, ...    read more 

ASMEA 2012 Roundtable A: “Arab Springs Eternal: What Holds for the ‘New’ Middle East”

Prof. Alexander Bligh, Ariel University Center Prof. Johannes Fedderke, Pennsylvania State University Prof. Ricardo René Larémont, SUNY, Binghamton Dr. Gérard Prunier, Atlantic Council...    read more 

ASMEA 2012 Roundtable B: “Non-Compliance: International Law in the Middle East”

Prof. Abraham Bell: “The International Laws of Terrorism and the Arab States” (University of San Diego, School of Law) Mr. Allan Gerson: “Iranian Terrorism and Sovereign Immunity” (AG International Law, PLLC) Prof. Orde Kittrie: “Iran’s Ayatollahs and International Law” (Arizona State University, College of Law) Prof...    read more 

ASMEA 2012 Roundtable C: “The Causes and Consequences of Getting the Arab Spring Wrong: A Discussion”

Dr. Asaf Romirowsky, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East Dr. Robert Satloff, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Mr. Lee Smith, Foundation for Defense of Democracies Mr. Eric Trager, University of Pennsylvania...    read more 

ASMEA 2012 Roundtable D: “Persecution, Resistance and Flight: Christian Communities in the Modern Middle East”

Dr. Dwight Bashir (U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom) Mr. Raymond Ibrahim (David Horowitz Freedom Center) Dr. Amal Marogy (Cambridge University) Prof. Franck Salameh (Boston College) Ms. Juliana Taimoorazy (Iraqi Christian Relief Council)...    read more 

2012 Annual Conference: Roundtable D

ASMEA 2012 Roundtable D “Persecution, Resistance and Flight: Christian Communities in the Modern Middle East” Dr. Dwight Bashir, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Mr. Raymond Ibrahim, David Horowitz Freedom Center Dr. Amal Marogy, Cambridge University Prof. Franck Salameh, Boston College Ms. Juliana Taimoorazy, Iraqi Christian Re...    read more