Tagged: Middle East

Secret U.S. military ops in MidEast

The New York Times reports that Gen. David Patraeus, the top American commander in the Middle East, has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity across the region in an effort to disrupt militant groups or counter threats.  International Relations Professor Joseph Wippl, director of the BU Center for International Relations and a 30-year […]

Obama and the Middle East

President Obama’s trip to the Middle East this week is a chance to change the political dynamic of U.S. relations in that region.  College of Communication Professor Linda Killian, director of the BU Washington Center and a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, says Obama’s message to Muslims should mix sensitivity and tough love.  […]

Build on Bush’s Middle East Progress

Journalism Professor Robert Zelnick, former ABC News correspondent, a Hoover Institute fellow, and author of “Israeli Unilateralism: Beyond Gaza,” says Obama should build on Bush’s Middle East progress.  With Secretary of State Clinton in the region, Zelnick suggests in the Christian Science Monitor how this can be done. “If (U.S. special envoys George Mitchell and Dennis Ross) can […]