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The Other Air Force

As it seeks to win the hearts and minds of citizens in the Muslim world, the United States has poured millions of dollars into local television and radio programming, hoping to generate pro-American currents on Middle Eastern airwaves. In his … Continue reading

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Thieves of State

Award-winning journalist and author Sarah Chayes will present “Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security” on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Chayes is a senior associate the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where her … Continue reading

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Atlantic rule

In a new book titled Global Rules: America, Britain, and a Disordered World (Yale University Press, 2014), Boston College Professor of History James Cronin charts the political relationship between the US and Britain and a new world order they created after the … Continue reading

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Talk by US diplomat

William Rugh, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen and the United Arab Emirates, will speak at Boston College on Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 305. Rugh, whose career in US foreign service spanned 30 years, is the author or … Continue reading

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American foreign policy in retreat

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Dean Vali Nasr, a Middle East scholar, foreign policy adviser and commentator on international relations, will talk about his book, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat on Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Why Vietnam and not Laos?

It first seemed that the US would choose Laos, not Vietnam, as the battleground to oppose the spread of communism in Southeast Asia. What changed? Boston College historian Seth Jacobs explores the events, circumstances, and in particular, the perceptions and … Continue reading

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Political evil

The new book Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It by Boston College’s Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life Director Alan Wolfe (featured in BC Bookmarks last month) has recently been reviewed by the New … Continue reading

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