Speaker:

Raja Tanas

The Middle East: A Century of Wars and Terror (1918-2018)

The rise of ISIS/ISIL in Iraq, Syria, and throughout the Middle East that resulted in mass exodos of refugees into Europe and beyond cannot and ought not to be treated in isolation of the events that took place in the Middle East during the past 100 years.  In his presentation, Dr. Tanas considers the rise of ISIS/ISIL as the latest in a series of Arab responses to the fragmentation of their once Ottoman-ruled homeland into self-governing states and continued foreign intervention in their domestic affairs.