middle east conflict

Crisis in Yemen

Dec 14, 2017
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With the killing of deposed dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh, the warring sides in Yemen have lost their main exit strategy and go-between. What does Saleh’s death mean for the future of Yemen and U.S. involvement in the country?

WWI: Its Legacy in the Middle East

Aug 4, 2014

11 am World War I began one hundred years ago last month. By the time the Allies declared victory, an entirely new Middle East had emerged. It was a region that looks uneasily familiar today. We'll discuss the post-war convergence of nationalism and natural resources and a new political class that laid the foundation for current Mid-East conflicts. Guests