Professor Shibley Telhami published commentary on the Trump Administration's Decision to Move Embassy to Jerusalem via the Brookings Instutition. His article, "Why is Trump Undoing Decades of U.S. Policy on Jerusalem?", lays out this decision in light of previous American foreign policy decisions.
Dr. Telhami writes that "the move would go against the very priorities that the administration has set for itself in the Middle East: fighting Islamist militancy and confronting Iranian influence."
The full video of the interview of The Sadat Forum event: A Conversation with Senator Chris Van Hollen United States Senator from Maryland about The American Partisan Divide: From the Travel Ban to Charlottesville moderated by Professor Shibley Telhami is now available.
On Monday September 18th the Middle East Graduate Field Committee and the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development will sponsor a light lunch and talk with Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. The theme of the talk will be "Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons."
Time and location: Monday, September 18th from 12pm - 2pm in Taliaferro 2110.
On April 6, President Trump authorized an airstrike against a Syrian air base in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on civilians. This was an abrupt about-face for Trump. In one tweet in September 2013, he chided then-President Barack Obama for being a “very foolish leader” for contemplating an attack on Syria, warning that “many bad things will happen the U.S. gets nothing.”
The Maryland Critical Issues Poll was conducted from April 12th-17th, 2017 and fielded by Nielsen Scarborough. The poll covers multiple issues ranging from the Trump Presidency to the border wall, the role of Russia in the U.S. election, immigration, and much more. Below please find links to the actual questionnaire, a report on the key findings, and a graphic study of the poll.
(Via Professors Shibley Telhami and Stella Rouse, the director and assistant director of the Critical Issues Poll):