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September 2, 2014
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Costs of War: $4.4 trillion, 350,000 lives

Updated figures for the direct costs of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan now stand at more than 350,000 lives lost and $4.4 trillion spent. Indirectly, another 250,000 lives have been lost to war-related causes like loss of civilian access … Continue reading

July 28, 2014
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Commentary by Jo-Anne Hart: Will we have ISIS to thank for peace with Iran?

If there is any good news in the ISIS developments in Iraq, it is that the United States and Iran both want to see ISIS stopped and Iraq’s government stabilized. It’s possible, writes Jo-Anne Hart, that addressing the ISIS issue … Continue reading

July 19, 2014
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U.S. should pursue three-pronged strategy in Iraq

ANN ARBOR — U.S. efforts to combat terrorism in Iraq and help Iraqis maintain the territorial integrity of their embattled country need to follow three approaches, according to a University of Michigan expert on politics and values in the Middle … Continue reading

July 16, 2014
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Interview with Baban Mohamed: ‘Code-switching’, a research project on Kurdish community in Austria

Baban Mohamed received his Master’s degree in English and American Studies (General/Applied Linguistics) from the University of Salzburg in Austria. He has B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Sulaimania (the Kurdistan Region of Iraq). Since … Continue reading

February 14, 2014
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Infra-red film helped photojournalist ‘step over the threshold’ to capture war’s impact

It wasn’t until he began taking a more artistic approach that Richard Mosse felt his photographs were truly capturing the horror of the conflict in the Congo, the artist told a group of undergraduates and graduates on Feb. 5. Mosse … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
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Steel drum band

UD’s Price uses music to unite children of different backgrounds Turmoil has long existed in the Middle East. Now, one University of Delaware faculty member is doing his part to help bring about peace as part of an intrepid music … Continue reading

September 23, 2013
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From military to MBA

How the Carlson School supports veterans going for an MBA Looking to apply to an MBA program, Heidi Sandell faced a common problem among veterans. “I had a hard time translating my skills into something the business world could use … Continue reading

July 10, 2013
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Further destabilisation in the Middle East possible according to new report

The crisis in Egypt is already having a negative effect on the Syrian civil war and contributing to further destabilisation of the wider Middle East according to a major new report.  Professor Gareth Stansfield from the University of Exeter’s Strategy … Continue reading