Articles by Valentine Moghadam

Afghanistan – Another American Failure

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The recent bombardment of Afghanistan by the U.S. military may have been intended to show American/Trump administration muscle, but what it actually highlights is the failure of the over-long American intervention in Afghan politics. When one tallies the list of costly American military failures – …

This article appeared in our Spring 2017 Newsletter. More than ineffective, U.S. policy in the Middle East has been counter-productive and destructive. The policy has been ineffective because the U.S. has not been able to show true leadership, play the role of honest broker, and …

Originally posted in news@Northeastern For nearly six years—since the so-called Arab Spring of 2011—Syria has descended into a bitter civil war between Pres­i­dent Bashar al-Assad’s gov­ern­ment forces and rebel fighters. The con­flict has caused one of the most severe refugee crises in recent his­tory, with …

A talk presented at “Responding to Mass Violence in the Aftermath of Beirut and Paris“, Novemer 18, 2015, Northeastern University Let me begin by saying how very saddened I am by the recent ISIS atrocities in Paris, Beirut, and on the Russian plane. The media …

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