Category: International relations

New terror alert system announced

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced a new terrorism alert system has been set in place. Effective immediately, the new system will replace the color-coded system that was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The following Boston University professors, both from the Department of International Relations, are available to comment: Arthur Hulnick, a 35-year […]

Joseph Wippl on The Bay of Pigs at 50

Joseph Wippl is a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences. He is a 30-year veteran of the CIA. In 2010, he was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the highest decoration awarded for service to the US intelligence community. As the 50th anniversary of the […]

Tom Whalen reflects on The Bay of Pigs at 50

Boston University associate professor of social science Tom Whalen is an expert on the American presidency. He is the author of “A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage” where he writes about the moments that defined political careers of several US presidents. He is also a regular contributor to PoliticoArena.  As we approach the 50th […]

Mubarak, sons detained

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been put under detention pending an investigation over corruption allegations. Mubarak is being detained in his hospital room where he is being monitored for a “heart crisis.”  Boston University international relations professors Augustus Richard Norton and Charles Dunbar offer the following comments:

Gbagbo captured

Charles Stith is the Director of the African Presidential Archives & Research Center at Boston University and a former US ambassador to Tanzania. He offers the following comment on the capture by French forces of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo. “That Gbagbo’s end has finally come is good for the Ivory Coastl, good for […]

Ivory Coast forces impose blockade around Gbagbo

The internationally recognized leader of Ivory Coast,  Alassane Ouattara, has imposed a blockade around the presidential compound where Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent leader who has refused to give up power, is hiding in a bunker. The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, analysis and insight on the current developments in the country. […]

French military ambition

France finds itself involved in three conflicts around the world: Afghanistan, Libya, and the Ivory Coast. Boston University international relations professor William Keylor is the author of “A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945,” and an authority on the history of modern France. He offers his view on France’s new found military ambition: […]

CIA operatives sent to Libya

The Obama administration has authorized the CIA to send operatives to Libya to work with and gather information from rebel forces. The following professors from Boston University’s International Relations department, both with CIA experience, are available to offer expert commentary, analysis and insight on this latest move. Arthur Hulnick, a 35-year veteran of the intelligence profession, […]

Michael Corgan talks to NECN on President Obama’s speech on Libya

Boston University international relations professor Michael Corgan gives his assessment of President Obama’s speech on Libya. “The president is walking a tightrope because a lot depends on what the Libyan rebels do or do not do. “Regime change is difficult. Who will emerge as the leader?” Watch the entire NECN interview here. Contact Michael Corgan, […]

NATO takes command of no-fly zone in Libya

Boston University international relations professor Michael Corgan is a specialist in international security. A U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former teacher there, he also has extensive government service in political and military planning, especially NATO. Professor Corgan offers the following comment on the announcement that NATO will take command of the no-fly zone in Libya. […]