Persian Posturing: Relating Religious History to Current Disputes in the Middle East

Military maneuvering and Iran are related topics. The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway that connects 40 percent of oil tanker traffic through the Persian Gulf. Since 1980, Iran has threatened to mine the waterway, but the American Navy’s Fifth Fleet patrols the region from its base in Bahrain and vows to stop threats to maritime traffic.

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Interview with Marcel Yameogo: Diplo Grad and Presidential Candidate in Burkina Faso

Mr. Yameogo is not your ordinary graduate student; he is the national General Secretary for the Congress for Democracy and Progress Party (CDP) in his home country of Burkina Faso. In addition, he is a candidate for the 2020 Burkina Faso presidential elections.

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School of Diplomacy Hosts UN Political Affairs Officer

On April 12, the School of Diplomacy hosted Amanda Roberts, a United Nations Political Affairs Officer from the Middle East and the West Asia Division. Dr. Roberts currently sits as the acting head of the Syrian team at the UN.

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School of Diplomacy co-hosts International Peace Institutes’ Distinguished Author Series

On October 18, 2018, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations co-hosted the International Peace Institute’s (IPI) Distinguished Author Series. The event’s guest speaker was David E. Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times and author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear of the Cyber Age.”

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