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Pierre Atlas on Middle East crises

On Thursday September 11, the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pierre Atlas surveyed and analyzed current events in the Middle East region. Pierre’s most recent column was on the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq: “The World Must Stand Up to ISIS, Radical Islam.”

Pierre M. Atlas, Ph.D. is an associate professor of political science and director of The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies at Marian University, and is a monthly opinion columnist for The Indianapolis Star. A native of Texas, Atlas grew up in California. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University in 2000 and holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in political science from the University of Arizona and the University of Toronto, respectively. His most recent publications include “US Foreign Policy and the Arab Spring: Balancing Values and Interests,” in Digest of Middle East Studies (Fall 2012) and a three-book book review on Palestinian citizens of Israel in Perspectives on Politics (December 2012).

Atlas has presented conference papers, written articles and book reviews, and co-authored a book chapter on Israeli politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and has authored entries for the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa and the Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. He is also co-author of an article in the Journal of Peace Research on civil war in Sudan, Zimbabwe, Chad, and Lebanon. His current research project examines the legacy of the North American frontier and differences between the United States and Canada.

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Pierre Atlas talks about realigning the Middle East

May 9 2012 — Pierre Atlas of Marian University talks to the Mid-North Shepherd Center. What’s it going to be? Arab Spring, or The Dictators Strike Back, or Islamists Take Power through Democratic Elections?
The popular revolts and upheaval of the Arab Spring have radically changed the face of the Middle East. What lies ahead for the Middle East’s transition to democracy? What are the prospects for the governments that have held out in this new order? With many longtime U.S. allies ousted, how will the U.S. recalibrate its relations with the new regimes?

Pierre Atlas — Israel And The US

April 23rd — Modern Israel’s struggles with the Palestinians have turned what was meant as a safe haven for Jews into the center of a decades-long conflict. The U.S. has stepped in as Israel’s ally due to the two countries’ shared values, providing years of unparalleled military and diplomatic support. But now those ties are being tested. The Arab Spring, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, failed peace talks, and Israel’s own decision to give Washington the cold shoulder have put new strains on the 65-year-old “special relationship.”

The Syrian Crisis

May 29th, 2013 — IUPUI’s Consider This with Pierre Atlas, Terry Simmons, and Sam Graves. Pierre is an associate professor of political science and director of The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies at Marian University.

Benghazi Scandal

May 2013: Marian University’s Pierre Atlas appears on “Consider This” with Terry Simmons, Sam Graves moderating. Pierre is Central Indiana’s leading expert on the Middle East.

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