Why is Iraq’s political paralysis a result of a system the U.S. helped create? Dr. David Romano, Thomas G. Strong professor of middle east politics at Missouri State University, shares his perspective with TIME. … [Read more...] about Why Iraq’s political paralysis is a result of a system the U.S. helped create
Turkey’s military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria has become more complicated for two main reasons: the arrival of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and his powerful Russian ally, and increased international pressure. Dr. David Romano, Thomas G. Strong professor of middle east politics at Missouri State University, explains to La Presse how these two … [Read more...] about Why the situation in Syria is getting tough for Turkey
Last week, President Donald Trump’s administration made a deal with Turkey to suspend its military operations in northeast Syria for five days. After the deal was made, President Donald Trump claimed previous administrations had tried to make this deal for “10 years” or “15 years.” Middle eastern affairs and foreign policy experts such as Dr. David … [Read more...] about Fact checking Trump’s claim about his Turkey deal
“Iran and Turkey are up in arms,” said Dr. David Romano. “This is tectonic.” Romano is talking about the Kurdistan referendum on independence scheduled for Sept. 25. As a professor of political science at Missouri State University, Romano’s research is on foreign policy in the Middle East. He spent half of his 2016-17 academic year sabbatical in Iraqi Kurdistan, behind the … [Read more...] about Could Sept. 25 be independence day for Kurdistan?