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 […]

Withdrawal establishes Russia as regional power

After months of protests from the West and in the midst of UN-led peace talks in Geneva, Russia started to partially withdraw its troops from Syria. Barry Strauss, a professor of history at Cornell University, says Putin’s strategic goal is to showcase Russia as a more reliable regional power than the United States. Bio: http://history.arts.cornell.edu/faculty-department-strauss.php […]

After Paris, Europe should avoid border policy extremes

Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology at Cornell University, is an expert on France and European politics and author of “Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Cultures, Security, and Populism in a New Europe” and “Europe Without Borders.” She says that although many of the terrorists involved in the Paris attacks were born and raised in Europe, […]

US should stay out of Syria says Cornell historian

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 30, 2015 US should stay out of Syria says Cornell historian Barry Strauss, military historian, prolific author, and chair of the Department of History at Cornell University, says U.S. military action in Syria carries high risks and shouldn’t be pursued. Strauss says: “The overarching issue in Syria is strategic. […]

Did Obama’s pressure bring Russia and Syria to chemical weapons deal?

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 10, 2013 Did Obama’s pressure bring Russia and Syria to chemical weapons deal? Michael C. Dorf, professor of law, is a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and author of more than 70 law review articles and essays on constitutional law and related subjects. He comments […]

International law, sound parenting, argue against US attack on Syria

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 9, 2013 International law, sound parenting, argue against US attack on Syria Michael C. Dorf, professor of law, is a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and author of more than 70 law review articles and essays on constitutional law and related subjects. He comments on […]