Monthly Archives: September 2014

“Timothy Snyder’s Lies”

Once you’re done reading Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands, read this harsh criticism of his work and be prepared to discuss in class next week. Timothy Snyder’s Lies by Daniel Lazare In Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands, Hitler and Stalin are one and the same. And the partisans — Jewish fighters included — only encouraged German crimes. When is a bad […] Continue reading

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Al-Tikriti Discusses Humanitarian Affairs, ISIS and Islamophobia

Al-Tikriti Discusses Humanitarian Affairs, ISIS and IslamophobiaOver the course of two Rappahannock Rotary Club morning meetings, Professor of History and American Studies Nabil Al-Tikriti discussed current humanitarian challenges, the rise and spread of the “Islamic State” (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, and related issues concerning American and European fears concerning Muslims in their home societies.
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Marc Gopin on Gender Aspect of War

I saw this from my facebook feed tonight, by Marc Gopin — does it make sense to you?: MEN AND WOMEN IN WAR “Force protection”. A clean phrase, and its cousin “collateral damage”, that actually mean together that today, men don’t get killed in war much. The vast majority of the dead and wounded are […] Continue reading

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Nabil Al-Tikriti Discusses Obama Speech on Iraq/Syria on KPFK Radio Station

Nabil Al-Tikriti Discusses Obama Speech on Iraq/Syria on KPFK Radio StationOn Thursday, September 11, 2014, Associate Professor of History and American Studies Nabil Al-Tikriti appeared on Los Angeles-based KPFK’s “Radio Uprising” program to discuss President Obama’s speech the previous evening concerning the latest developments in Iraq and Syria. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar, Al-Tikriti was also joined by Marjorie Cohn, professor at the Thomas Jefferson School […] Continue reading

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Account of surviving June massacre in Tikrit

Surviving June’s massacre in Tikrit — this is a NYT video blog which provides an account by Ali al-Kadhim about surviving the June 2014 ISIS massacre in Tikrit: “Back now at his family home here in southern Iraq, Mr. Kadhim, 23, recounted his story on a recent afternoon while taking a break from harvesting dates […] Continue reading

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MSF Field Staff Describes Ebola Response (or Lack Thereof)

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Nabil Al-Tikriti Contributes to Publications

Nabil Al-Tikriti Contributes to PublicationsThis past summer the International Association of Maritime Studies (IAMS), together with Piri Reis University, Denizler Kitabevi, and Kaptan Yayincilik, published the conference proceedings from the First International Congress of Eurasian Maritime Studies, which Professor of History and American Studies Nabil Al-Tikriti participated in at Istanbul in 2012. The title of this peer-reviewed volume is […] Continue reading

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Kurdish Genocide Task Force Urges Action Against IS

 Kurdish Genocide Task Force Statement has been issued urging international action against the “Islamic State”… Continue reading

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Rumors of Saudi Plans to Remove Muhammad’s Tomb

In this Independent article, rumors appear to have floated that the Saudi government, who are officially claimed as “the protectors of the two holy shrines,” are considering removing the Prophet Muhammad’s tomb in Medina, and moving it to an anonymous spot in a nearby cemetery. If this happens, it could seriously divide the Muslim world […] Continue reading

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