No better time than Summer Term to look back and reflect on the events of the past year. Below is a selection of articles with a middle-eastern focus written by SPIRe’s Dr. Vincent Durac, and published in the Irish Times between December 2014 and May 2015.
– ‘Charlie Hebdo: colonial history, foreign policy make France a target’, Irish Times, January 08 2015: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/charlie-hebdo-colonial-history-foreign-policy-make-france-a-target-1.2059424
– ‘Middle East Solutions Must Come From Within’, Irish Times, December 27 2014: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/review-of-2014-middle-east-solutions-must-come-from-within-1.2044098
– ‘Islamic State Killings Challenge Fragile Democratic Transition in Tunisia’, Irish Times, March 22 2015 at: ‘ http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/islamic-state-killings-challenge-fragile-democratic-transition-in-tunisia-1.2147631
– ‘Islamic State and the Battle for Iraq’, Irish Times, May 23 : http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/islamic-state-and-the-battle-for-iraq-1.2222284
Dr. Vincent Durac lectures in Politics of Development; Middle East Politics; the International Politics of the Middle East ;and Political Islam in the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. His research is focused on a number of aspects of contemporary Middle East Politics, including political reform, the role of civil society the impact of external actors in the region, and Yemeni political dynamics. He is a visiting lecturer in Middle East Politics in Bethlehem University in Palestine. He is a Council member of the Council of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) and of the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES).