January 28, 2016: Foreign Policy - "The Army and its President: To Keep the Armed Forces Happy, President Sisi is giving them Egypt's Economy"
CMES Carnegie Visiting Scholar Ahmed Abd Rabou is quoted in Foreign Policy's latest analysis of Egypt. Read the article here.
January 26, 2016: Background Briefing with Ian Masters - "The Pope's Meeting with Iran's President"
CMES Director Nader Hashemi is interviewed by Ian Masters for his daily talk show to discuss the historic meeting between Pope Francis and President Rouhani, of Iran. Listen to the program here.
January 22, 2016: Wall Street Journal - "The Two Faces of Iran's Dual Government"
CMES Director Nader Hashemi is quoted in this WSJ article discussing the make-up and motivations of the Iranian government. Read here .
January 8, 2016: Syria Deeply - "The Expert View: The Saudi-Iran Rift Over Syria"
CMES Director, Nader Hashemi, gives his input along with several other Syria experts on the latest escalating tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. Read the great piece here.
December 16, 2015: Westword Magazine - "The Problem with the CELL Isn't What's Inside, It's Who Isn't Inside"
CMES Director Nader Hashemi is quoted in this article featured in Denver's Westword Magazine. Read the full article here.
December 13, 2015: 9News: Balance of Power - "Trump's Plan For Muslims"
CMES Director, Nader Hashemi, is interviewed on Colorado's local news station to discuss the recent proposal by GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, and the consequences of his rhetoric. Watch the video here.
December 3, 2015: Colorado Public Radio: Colorado Matters - "At DU, Teaching the Iran Nuclear Deal to Aspiring Diplomats"
CMES Director, Nader Hashemi, was interviewed on 'Colorado Matters' by Ryan Warner, discussing the importance of the Iran nuclear agreement. Listen to Dr. Hashemi's thoughts on the deal here.
October 29, 2015: Al-Jazeera America - "Russia's Involvement in Syria Talks Reflects Russia's Growing Influence"
CMES visiting scholar, Rami Khouri, was quoted in this article discussing the diplomatic ramifications of Russia's growing involvement in the Syria Crisis. You can read the article here.
October 13, 2015: Al-Jazeera America - "A Peace Prize for Tunisia and Lessons for Everyone Else"
Our most recent visiting scholar, Rami Khouri, has published a thoughtful piece with Al-Jazeera America in regards to the most recent announcement of winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. You can read his opinion piece here .
September 30, 2015: CNN.com - "Should U.S. Swap Iranian Prisoners for Americans?"
CMES Director Nader Hashemi published another article relating to the Iran-deal & US-Iran relations with CNN.com. This article is an analysis of the options President Obama has in deciding whether or not to negotiate a prisoner swap with Iran. You can read his remarks here.
September 29, 2015: Political Theology Today - "The Hajj Stampede is Nothing New, but Raises Questions About the Future of Muslim Pilgrimage"
CMES Affiliate Faculty Andrea Stanton published this timely article in reaction to the latest Hajj pilgrimage, in which a stampede caused the deaths of 769 pilgrims. You can read this important piece here.
September 3, 2015: DU Magazine - "Quick Questions: Middle East expert Nader Hashemi on the Iran nuclear deal"
CMES Director Nader Hashemi recently sat down with DU Magazine's Editorial Manager, Tamara Chapman, for an interview on the Iran nuclear deal. As the day of the vote in Congress approaches, Dr. Hashemi answered questions on the potential implications of this deal if it passes through Congress, as well as the potential implications if it doesn't. Read the article here.
September 1, 2015: Politico - "Activists in Iran Pen Open Letter to Americans on Nuclear Deal"
CMES Director Nader Hashemi was featured in a Politico article which published an open letter from Iranian civil society activists and intellectuals, written to the United States, asking to support the Iran nuclear deal. CMES Director Hashemi helped to organize this letter, working with those in Iran. The letter has been published on the homepage of our website, and the Politico article can be read here.
September 1, 2015: Foreign Policy - "Egypt's Besieged Universities"
CMES Carnegie Visiting Scholar, Ahmed Abd Rabou, was interviewed by Foreign Policy for an article discussing academic freedom and Egypt's current political crackdown. His insight, as a professor from Cairo University, is interesting and enlightening. The article can be found here.
August 28, 2015: Political Insight - "Country Focus - Egypt"
CMES Carnegie Visiting Scholar, Ahmed Abd Rabou, has recently published another article. The Political Studies Association in the UK published Ahmed's profile of the current state of Egypt in the 6th volume of their Political Insight journal. Access the abstract here.
August 15, 2015: The Denver Post - "Deciphering the Iran Nuclear Deal"
CMES Director Hashemi and Associate Director Postel were interviewed by Vincent Carroll from The Denver Post for an opinion piece regarding the Iran nuclear deal. The illuminating and fascinating interview can be accessed here.
July 22, 2015: Background Briefing with Ian Masters - "Refuting the Idea that the Iranians got the Better of Obama"
CMES Director Nader Hashemi followed up with Ian Masters on KPFK radio in the aftermath of the P5+1 group reaching a deal with Iran. Link to the interview can be found here.
July 17, 2015: CNN - "Nuclear Deal Could Transform Iran"
In light of the historic deal with Iran this week, CMES Director Nader Hashemi published an article for CNN on how this deal actually benefits the people of Iran. Access that article here.
June 30, 2015: Background Briefing with Ian Masters - "Another Week to Make the P5+1 Deal with Iran"
CMES Director Nader Hashemi was interviewed by Ian Masters on KPFK radio to discuss the likelihood of a deal being reached, despite the week-long extensions of negotiations with Iran. You can access that full interview here.
June 28, 2015: Cairo Review of Global Affairs - "How a Nuclear Deal Helps Democracy in Iran"
CMES Director Nader Hashemi has published an article with the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, discussing the possible impacts of an Iran nuclear deal on the lives of ordinary citizens in Iran. The article can be accessed here.
June 24, 2015: Syria Deeply - "A Fresh Look at Long-term Solutions for Syria's Refugee Children in Turkey "
CMES Associate Director Danny Postel was mentioned in an article by Syria Deeply, a digital media project aiming to increase knowledge and understanding of the conflict in Syria. Danny is mentioned in connection with his work with the Karam Foundation's Zeitouna initiative, a creative therapy and wellness program for displaced Syrian children. Read the article here.
June 24, 2015:
Yahoo Politics - "Marketing the Anti-extremism Message to Millenials"
CMES Director Nader Hashemi was recently quoted in a Yahoo Politics article about the U.S. State Department’s “Peer 2 Peer: Challenging Extremism” program aimed at combatting violent extremism. You can find the article here.
June 16, 2015: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy - "Decision Making in Egypt: What Has Changed Since Mubarak?"
Carnegie Centennial Visiting Scholar Ahmed Abd Rabou has published an article on the website of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy titled “Decision Making in Egypt: What Has Changed Since Mubarak?”
May 27, 2015: Andrea Stanton, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies in DU's Department of Religious Studies and Affiliate Faculty Member of CMES, was recently profiled in University of Denver Magazine. Read the full text here.
May 27, 2015: CMES Carnegie Centennial Visiting Scholar and Egyptian Political Scientist Emad Shahin was interviewed by Colorado Public Radio on his recent death sentence in Egypt. Listen to the full interview here.
April 4, 2015: Current CMES Carnegie Centennial Visiting Fellow Ahmed Abd Rabou was interviewed by Al-Ahram Weekly on the US-Iran nuclear negotiations. Read the full text here.
February 19, 2015: CMES Director Nader Hashemi gave an interview with CCTV America, discussing the ongoing violence and instability in Pakistan. Watch the full interview here.
February 16, 2015: CMES Director Nader Hashemi gave an interview with Denver NBC affiliate 9 News discussing Egypt's mounting military campaign against the self-anointed "Islamic State" in Libya. Watch the full interview here.
February 13, 2015: Former CMES Carnegie Centennial Fellow, Abdullah Al-Arian, had a radio interview with Alternative Radio's David Barsamian (recorded on 12/18/14, shortly before Al-Arian left CMES) broadcast and made available online. You can hear a segment of the interview here, with the option to purchase the whole program.
February 7, 2015: CMES Director Nader Hashemi gave a television interview with FOX 31 Denver discussing U.S. foreign policy and the war against ISIS. Watch the interview here.
January 7, 2015: CMES Director Nader Hashemi gave a television interview with Denver NBC affiliate 9 News discussing the attack on the offices of Parisian satire newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. Watch the interview here.