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Afghan warlord led U.S. forces to overthrow the Taliban

Afghan warlord led U.S. forces to overthrow the Taliban

In 2001, recounted historian Brian Glyn Williams, 12 Americans and 2,000 horsemen defeated the Taliban in just two weeks under the guidance of ethnic Uzbek warlord Dostum.
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U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan

U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan

American support of local tribes and militias in both states has complicated the consolidation of central governments.
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Richard Hovannisian interviewed by LA Times

UCLA's professor emeritus of modern Armenian history speaks about the burden of the Armenian genocide of 1915.
Posted: 4/22/2015

ISIS in context

Several recent events addressed the history, ideological beliefs and practices of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Posted: 4/21/2015

Professor Gabriel Piterberg granted prestigious fellowship

Piterberg's Fernand Braudel fellowship in Florence begins spring 2015.
Posted: 3/30/2015

Middle East the nexus of contemporary refugee flows

Anthropologist Dawn Chatty, a UCLA alumna, spoke at the Center for Near Eastern Studies about current refugee flows, the international humanitarian regime and migration patterns in the modern Middle East.
Posted: 12/9/2014

Dangerous stasis in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

History Department Chair David Meyers speaks about the latest attacks against Jews in Israel on National Radio Australia.
Posted: 11/20/2014

Prof. Ross: Politics and Oil Production on “Airtalk”

UCLA Political Science Prof. Michael Ross was among the on-ail panelists for a recent KPCC-FM radio’s “Airtalk” program that explored the current geopolitical and economic ramifications of increased U.S. oil production and decreasing oil prices at a time when its relations with Russian – a major oil producer – and Iran appear strained.
Posted: 11/6/2014

Why Don’t Women Rule the World?

An article for "Zócalo Public Square" by Dr. Kara Cooney, Egyptologist and Associate Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA.
Posted: 11/4/2014

‘As detailed a picture of Ibn Ḥanbal’s world as we’re likely to get’

Arabic language and literature professor Michael Cooperson was interviewed by ArabLit about his 2013 translation of "Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal: Volume One."
Posted: 10/23/2014

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