To understand Rohingya crisis, look to Darfur

The alleged atrocities in Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine State follow a pattern similar to events in 2003 known as the Darfur genocide in western Sudan according to a Cornell University historian. John Hubbel Weiss, a history professor at Cornell University whose research and teaching focuses on genocidal regimes, says the Rohingya crisis is similar […]

Kurdish independence is substance of Trump-Erdogan meet

The armament of Kurdish rebels in Syria – which Turkey views as terrorist – is likely to be high on the agenda when Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with President Trump today. Dr. Azat Zana Gündoğan, a visiting scholar with the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University studies the socio-spatial inequalities […]

Trump-Erdogan is an oft-repeated summit between rivals

Today’s scheduled meeting between Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Trump at the White House will take place amid a general chilling of relations between the two countries. Barry Strauss, professor of history at Cornell University and author of the several books about military strategy and leadership, likens the occasion to many summits between […]

Trump, Netanyahu: Two leaders on shaky domestic ground

Barry Strauss, professor of history at Cornell University and author of the several books about military strategy and leadership, says that Trump and Netanyahu – scheduled to meet at the White House on Wednesday – are both facing serious international challenges while on shaky domestic ground and the interplay between them is likely to be as […]

Obama wise to scrap Cold War immigration injustice

Maria Cristina Garcia, an expert on immigration reform and professor of history at Cornell University, says Obama’s decision to end the longstanding “wet foot, dry foot” policy that has granted Cubans special treatment in gaining legal residency is a way to level the playing field in refugee and asylum policy.      Bio: http://history.arts.cornell.edu/faculty-department-garcia.php Por favor […]

Cornell professors comment on Trump’s presidency

  Working-class Trump supporters need better jobs, unions’ help Ileen Devault, professor of labor History at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations who studies the history of the working class in America and author of “Sons and Daughters of Labor,” explains why a key to unifying the nation must involve elevating workers into a […]

NATO move to deter Russia foolish and dangerous

Penny Von Eschen, professor of history at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences and expert in the Cold War, says NATO’s attempts to increase troops in Eastern Europe is at odds with both immediate and longer historical contexts. Bio: http://as.cornell.edu/penny-von-eschen-0   Von Eschen says: “Expanding NATO forces as a deterrent to Russia is foolish […]

Hiding weapons in civilian areas is nothing new in warfare

Recent reports from the Middle East about Hezbollah putting command posts and weapons in civilian areas may shock some, but such actions are nothing new in the history of warfare, says Barry Strauss, professor and chair of the Department of History at Cornell University. Strauss says: “The report that Hezbollah is positioning weapons and command […]

Tubman on the $20 bill mirrors American self perception

Ed Baptist, professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University and author of the recent book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” says the result of the “Women on 20s” poll to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill reflects how Americans want […]

The end of the American republic? Not so fast

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Oct. 14, 2013  The end of the American republic? Not so fast, says ancient Rome scholar Barry Strauss, chair of the Department of History at Cornell University, editor of “The Princeton History of the Ancient World” series and author of 11 books on military history with a focus on Greece […]