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Paul Lenze Interview — Podcast May 15, 2017

Sorting Out the Threads in the Middle East: Proxy Wars, Ethnic and Sectarian Alignments, Failed States, Realpolitik, and the Agony of Millions of Refugees.  Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome  Dr. Paul Lenze, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University, back … Continue reading

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U.S. Interventionism: In Search of a Coherent Foreign Policy — Podcast April 13, 2015

Does Military Intervention in Other Countries Really Advance U.S. Interests? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson  discuss the long list of American military interventions in the affairs of other countries, and the consequences to date. The balance sheet is far from positive, … Continue reading

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Paul Lenze Interview — Podcast December 22, 2014

ISIS, ISIL, The Islamic State: Who Are They, What Do They Want, And How Big a Threat Are They? Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson discuss the impact of the Islamic State on Middle Eastern politics, and on United States’ and European … Continue reading

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Juan Cole Interview — Podcast September 8, 2014

Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring? Professor Juan Cole on the Continuing Aspirations of the Millennial Generation in the Middle East: Dr. Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, expert on Middle Eastern affairs, and … Continue reading

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Stephen M. Walt Interview — Podcast July 29, 2013

American Foreign Policy in the Middle East: What Are the Prospects for Success? Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview Stephen M. Walt, professor of international affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government about U.S. Foreign Policy and … Continue reading

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Paul Lenze Interview — Podcast May 28, 2012

A Closer Look at Iran: Middle-East expert Dr. Paul Lenze, of Northern Arizona University, returns to Democratic Perspective to discuss Iran’s history, demographic make-up, and political ambitions. Does Iran want to become a nuclear power? If so, what are its reasons, and how, … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Iran.

To gain more insight into the conflict with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, Democratic Perspective once again turned to Dr. Paul Lenze of Northern Arizona University. We began by asking Dr. Lenze to distinguish between Iran and Arabs, “This is … Continue reading

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