Dr. Hassan Janabi is the Minister of Water Resources of the Republic of Iraq. He has previously served as Iraq’s Ambassador to Japan and the Rome-based UN agencies such as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Program (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He had also served as an advisor to…
Richard Gowan is a World Politics Review analyst and a fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). He talks about rising NATO Russia tensions. His focus areas are the UN, European Security and Defence Policy, Africa, and Western Balkans. Dr. Gowan is also a nonresident fellow at the New York University’s (NYU) Center…
Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi is an associate professor at the University of Tehran and an expert on North American studies and postcolonial literature.
Dr. Cihan Tuğal is an Associate Professor at the University of California in Berkeley. His works have been focused on mobilization, socioeconomic change, and the role of religion
By Esam A. Aziz Concepts & Thoughts Washington D.C.–No longer than five months ago, Turkish officials dealing with the banking sector were preparing plans to
Stephen J. Toope is Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir has been Head of Department of Foreign Relations at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) since 2006.
Washington–ForeignPolicyConcepts Sheldon Himelfarb is the President and CEO of the PeaceTech Lab. The Lab was created by the U.S. Institute of Peace to further advance USIP’s work at the intersection of technology, media, and data to help reduce violent conflict around the world.
New York City–After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, voices began to rise up within the Islamic world, calling for young men to travel to Afghanistan to defend their Muslim brothers and sisters. Many heeded the call, and it is estimated that anywhere from 20,000 to 35,000 foreign fighters – known as “Arab Afghans” – traveled to Afghanistan to fight the Red Army. After the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1988, many of these foreign mujahideen remained active, with some remaining in Afghanistan, and others returning to their home countries as folk heroes.