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CMES in the Media: Sara Roy in the Christian Science Monitor

February 10, 2009

An op-ed by Sara Roy on the Israel's war in Gaza was featured in the January 2, 2009 edition of the Christian Science Monitor. Read the full letter: "Israel's 'victories in Gaza come at a steep price by Sara Roy"


Israel's 'victories' in Gaza come at a steep price

The Jewish ethical tradition means embracing Palestinians, too.

By Sara Roy
from the January 2, 2009 edition

Cambridge, Mass. - I hear the...

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CMES in the Media: Sara Roy in London Review of Books

February 10, 2009

Sara Roy's "If Gaza Falls..." was featured in the January 1, 2009 edition of the London Review of Book. In the piece, she outlines food, fuel, and medicine restrictions that Israel has placed on Gaza since November 4, 2008. Read the full article at London Book of Review website: If Gaza Falls by Sara Roy

If Gaza Falls...

Sara Roy

Israel’s siege of Gaza began on 5 November, the day after an Israeli attack inside the strip, no doubt designed finally to undermine the truce...

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CMES in the Media: CMES Event Featured in Boston Globe

December 22, 2008

An Islam in the West event "Will al-Qaida Self Destruct?" by Nelly Lahoud was featured in the December 13th edition of the Boston Globe. Islam in the West director Jocelyne Cesari is quoted in the article. Read the full article at If We're Careful, Al Qaeda May Self-Destruct by Rich Barlow.

If we're careful, Al Qaeda may self-destruct

By Rich Barlow
December 13, 2008

John McCain called "the war on terror" one...

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CMES in the Media: Lenore Martin in Middle East Progress

April 18, 2008

Lenore Martin writes on Turkey's Constitutional Crisis on March 31, 2008 for Middle East Progress.

Turkey’s Constitutional Crisis—From Lose-Lose to Win-Win
By Lenore G. Martin, professor of political science, Emmanuel College; associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. Original Commentary for Middle East Bulletin.
posted on 04/14/08


The March 31, 2008 decision of Turkey’s Constitutional Court to hear a case...

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CMES in the Media: Lenore Martin in Boston Globe

November 2, 2007

Lenore Martin discusses the relationship between Turkey, Iraqi Kurds, and the United States in the August 30, 2007 edition of the Boston Globe. Read the full op-ed The Missing Player in Gulf Security on boston.com.

By Lenore G. Martin | August 30, 2007

THE BUSH administration recently proposed to sell $20 billion in sophisticated weaponry to the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. This move spotlights the need for allied support...

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CMES in the Media: Roger Owen on Iraq in Boston Globe

October 1, 2007

Roger Owen offers his view on American policy and the complexities of sectarian forces in Iraq in the September 28, 2007 edition of the Boston Globe. Read the full op-ed here: Chaos and unity in a fragmented Iraq on boston.com

By Roger Owen | September 28, 2007

WHAT GENERAL PETREAUS and his master, President Bush, would like us to believe is that recent American policy in Iraq can be seen as a military success but a political...

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CMES in the Media: Roger Owen in Boston Globe

September 13, 2007

CMES faculty member Roger Owen penned an op-ed piece for the Boston Globe in May. Titled "Back to the Endgame in Iraq," read the editorial here:

Roger Owen on boston.com

By Roger Owen | May 31, 2007

LAST FALL, President Bush unceremoniously dumped the findings of the Baker-Hamilton report in favor of one last "surge" of troops in Iraq to bring the insurgency under control. Now, however, parts of the report are being touted in the White House...

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CMES Receives Grant from MacArthur Foundation

August 27, 2007

Muslims after 9/11: Political Participation and Civic Engagement was awarded a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to examine the political and civic integration of Muslims in the United States and Europe in the post-9/11 environment.

The study is being carried out under the direction of Principal Investigators Steven C. Caton, Director of CMES and Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, and Jocelyne Cesari, Director of CMES’ Islam in the West Program and Visiting Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the Harvard Divinity School.
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CMES Associate, Lenore Martin, publishes piece in Washington Post

December 10, 2006

Lenore Martin, a Research Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard, recently published an article entitled "Turkey's Iraq Problem" in The Washington Post.

The article begins:

"Although the world is paying more attention to Hezbollah and the Iraq insurgency, there's another guerrilla group that poses a severe threat to the stability of the Middle East.

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), operating from havens in northern Iraq, has been attacking Turkish security forces in...

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Dec. 15/16: Conference on "Muslims in Europe and in the United States: A Transatlantic Comparison"

December 5, 2006

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to announce that it will co-sponsor an upcoming conference entitled, Muslims in Europe and in the United States: A Transatlantic Comparison, organized by Dr Jocelyne Cesari, Research Associate at CMES. The Conference will bring European and American scholars into dialogue on different aspects of the consequences of the war on terror on Muslims in Europe and in the United States, the influence of secularism and multiculturalism, and the importance of the media and political discourse on Islam.

Co-sponsored by the Center for European...

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