Archive for March, 2013

NOW AVAILABLE: New Book on US-Iran Policy by Amb. Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. Featuring Foreword by Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan

Posted in analysis, bloomfield, briefing, CIA, clinton, college of public affairs, congress, counterterrorism, delisting, democracy, diplomacy, dissident, european union, evidence-based, foreign policy, global, human rights, intelligence, international relations, iran, iraq, israel, media, MEK, MI6, middle east, military, mossad, NCRI, negotiation, nuclear, obama, paris, PMOI, policy, politics, preemptive, protest, rajavi, regime change, research, sanctions, scholarly, sheehan, state department, strike, terrorism, threat, university of baltimore, unrest, war on March 31, 2013 by Professor Sheehan

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. has published a new book titled The Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) – Shackled by a Twisted History through the University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs. More than two thousand advance copies have been provided to members of Congress and White House Officials and additional copies are being sent to EU representatives. The book features a Foreword by Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan and supporting comments from senior former US officials, including:

  • General George W. Casey, Jr.
  • Lieutenant General Dell L. Dailey
  • General James L. Jones
  • Judge Michael B. Mukasey
  • Dr. Mitchell B. Reiss
  • Governor Bill Richardson

Read advance praise for the study issued by senior US officials.

#PDF #Amazon.com #CPA

UPDATE 7-17-13: Governor Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security, authored a book review titled The Friends Left in the Shadow of War in The Washington Times.

UPDATE 6-3-13: Dr. Mitchell Reiss, President of Washington College and former director of policy planning staff at the U.S. State Department under Secretary Colin Powell, penned a book review in The Baltimore Sun titled How the U.S. Hung a Potential Iranian Ally Out to Dry.

Purchase your copy at Amazon.com and stay tuned for media and policy events on this important new study.

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Sheehan Selected to Participate in Conference at Council on Foreign Relations

Posted in afghanistan, analysis, briefing, council on foreign relations, counterterrorism, data, databases, democracy, development, diplomacy, evidence-based, foreign policy, human rights, human security, international relations, iran, middle east, military, negotiation, nuclear, policy, research, scholarly, sheehan, state department, teaching, terrorism, university of baltimore, war on March 30, 2013 by Professor Sheehan

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan was nominated to participate in a conference for university faculty at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on April 11-12, 2013. The event will feature a policy briefing on the Middle East and remarks by Ambassador Richard Haas. Founded in 1921, CFR is frequently cited as the nation’s most influential foreign policy think tank.

Tanter Interviewed on Obama Visit to Israel; Iranian Nuclear Threat

Posted in analysis, counterterrorism, covert, delisting, democracy, diplomacy, dissident, european union, foreign policy, global, haaretz, intelligence, international relations, iran, iran policy committee, israel, media, MEK, middle east, military, NCRI, negotiation, nuclear, obama, paris, peace, PMOI, policy, politics, preemptive, rajavi, regime change, sanctions, sheehan, state department, strike, tanter, terrorism, threat, war on March 21, 2013 by Professor Sheehan

Professor Raymond Tanter, former Senior Member of the National Security Council, addresses President Obama’s visit to Israel, the Iranian nuclear threat, and the potential for regime in Tehran from within on France24 in Paris – March 20, 2013.

Read recent commentaries by Drs. Ivan Sascha Sheehan and Raymond Tanter @:

Time to ‘Man Up’ on Iran – The Jerusalem Post – March 4, 2013

Clinton’s Diplomatic Missile Launched at Tehran – The Jerusalem Post – September 3, 2012

Now the Cards are on the Table – Haaretz – September 28, 2012

Sheehan Chairs Panel at 2013 International Studies Association

Posted in counterterrorism, courses, data, databases, evidence-based, international relations, international studies association, research, scholarly, sheehan, teaching, terrorism, threat on March 19, 2013 by Professor Sheehan

The Politics of International Diffusion: Regional and Global Dimensions / San Francisco, California,
 April 3-6, 2013

On April 5, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan will chair a panel discussion at the 2013 International Studies Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, California. The panel – Terrorism: Domestic Determinants – features acclaimed terrorism researcher Dr. James Forest as the discussant.

Also speaking on the panel are:

New Summer Course in College of Public Affairs @ University of Baltimore

Posted in analysis, counterterrorism, courses, debate, evidence-based, foreign policy, global, human rights, human security, international relations, military, negotiation, pedagogy, policy, politics, research, scholarly, sheehan, teaching, terrorism, threat, uncategorized, war on March 19, 2013 by Professor Sheehan

CNCM 620.SU13 - Terrorism & Counterterrorism {Sheehan}2013 – NEW ONLINE SUMMER COURSE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT:

CNCM 620: Special Topics Seminar – Sheehan
 
TERRORISM & COUNTERTERRORISM
3 Graduate Credits
 
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Considering Graduate School?

Posted in contact, courses, scholarly, sheehan, teaching, uncategorized, university of baltimore on March 19, 2013 by Professor Sheehan

INTERESTED IN GRADUATE SCHOOL? UB IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2013-

#School of Public & International Affairs / #College of Public Affairs

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Considering applying to the Negotiation and Conflict Management (CNCM) graduate program?

Review: CNCM Prospective Applicant Letter

Read More @Negotiation and Conflict Management @ UB

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Considering applying to the Global Affairs and Human Security (GAHS) graduate program?

ReviewGAHS Prospective Applicant Letter

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Time to ‘Man Up’ on Iran – The Jerusalem Post

Posted in analysis, CIA, counterterrorism, covert, delisting, democracy, deterrence, diplomacy, dissident, european union, foreign policy, global, human rights, intelligence, international relations, iran, iran policy committee, iraq, israel, MEK, MI6, middle east, military, mossad, NCRI, negotiation, nuclear, PMOI, policy, politics, preemptive, protest, rajavi, regime change, sanctions, sheehan, tanter, terrorism, threat, war on March 8, 2013 by Professor Sheehan

Time to ‘Man Up’ on Iran - The Jerusalem Post - OpinionTANTER & SHEEHAN: Time to ‘Man Up’ on Iran – The Jerusalem Post

Professors Raymond Tanter and Ivan Sascha Sheehan in The Jerusalem Post on the need for the pro-Israel community to act on behalf of Iranian dissidents under fire in Iraq.

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By Raymond Tanter, Ivan Sascha Sheehan
March 4, 2013

“Man up” on Iran? The phrase appears to suggest preparations for military action. But being tough on Iran means acting to facilitate regime change from within. Tehran pays more attention to domestic threats than international pressures, including sanctions or threats of military action.

There is broad consensus that the Iranian regime is a threat to Israel and the United States. Economic sanctions and threats of military action against Iran’s nuclear program are assumed to be the only tools with which to confront Tehran. But one of the lessons of the Arab revolts against dictatorial regimes is the need to pay attention to opposition groups before radical Islamists seize control during periods of domestic unrest. This lesson was also manifest in the 1979 Iranian Revolution when a secular coalition, including the Mojahedin (now more commonly referred to as Mujahedeen-e-Khalq or MEK), was able to oust the Shah but lacked a plan to stave off Islamists who now run the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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