Iraq http://iowapublicradio.org en Iraq: "A Situation where there are Some Really Bad Choices" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iraq-situation-where-there-are-some-really-bad-choices <p>The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, has made major advances and taken control of portions of Iraq where U.S. soldiers once fought.&nbsp; Three years after the U.S. military's role ended in Iraq, following a decade of conflict, Iraq has devolved into a sectarian conflict.&nbsp; Host Ben Stanton talks with Jim McCormick, Professor and Chair of Political Science at Iowa State University and Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor of Political Science at Grinnell College about how the U.S. should respond to the Iraqi crisis.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:40:42 +0000 Ben Stanton & Katherine Perkins 42425 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iraq: "A Situation where there are Some Really Bad Choices" Travels and Poetry in the Middle East http://iowapublicradio.org/post/travels-and-poetry-middle-east <p></p><p>Host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;talks with&nbsp;Christopher Merrill, Director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. &nbsp;Merrill<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has just returned from a month-long trip on behalf of the program that took him to </span>Baghdad<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the Kurdish region of Iraq, Abu Dhabi, and Turkey. &nbsp;He is about to leave for Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan as part of a cultural diplomacy mission for the State Department.</span></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 20:23:15 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 20764 at http://iowapublicradio.org Travels and Poetry in the Middle East National Security Analyst Brian Katulis on the Middle East http://iowapublicradio.org/post/national-security-analyst-brian-katulis-middle-east <p><span class="userContent">More than 60,000 US troops are still in Afghanistan. What hurdles does the US face as that international military operation winds down? Today on "River to River" National Security Analyst Brian Katulis from the Center for American Progress will talk about US withdraw from Afghanistan.&nbsp; He'll also comment on the status of Iraq</span>, ten years after the start of the Iraq War.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:27:45 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18283 at http://iowapublicradio.org National Security Analyst Brian Katulis on the Middle East