Middle East expert to speak Wednesday on Iranian politics, religion and the nuclear weapons

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, will kick off the Iran nuclear agreement lecture series at Indiana University Bloomington this Wednesday, Sept 30. After a summer filled with partisan politics and a power struggle over a nuclear agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan […]

Former ambassador: Iraq ‘on the verge of becoming a failing state’

The fall of Ramadi this week is a serious setback and suggests Iraq is close to becoming a failing state and a safe haven for international terrorism – precisely what the U.S. has tried prevent for 12 years — said Feisal Istrabadi, founding director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East at […]

IU experts to discuss developments in Iraq

Indiana University faculty expertise on international affairs is pretty remarkable. Equally impressive is the fact that these experts will find time, on very short notice, to share their insights with the public. Case in point: A discussion today on the latest news and events regarding conflict in Iraq and Syria. Titled “Back Again: U.S. & […]

IU programs keeping pace with rapid-fire events in Iran, Middle East

Nuclear talks with Iran. Ongoing civil war in Syria. Revolution and popular revolt in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East and Northern Africa. How is anyone supposed to keep up? Fortunately for those of us at IU Bloomington, scholars and campus centers and organizations have scheduled lectures, discussions and presentations that keep pace with […]