Leader Development & Education for Sustained Peace Program: Cross-Cultural, Geopolitical & Regional Education

LDESP Middle East News Update – September 2014


The focus of the September 2014 LDESP Middle East News Update is on the discourse and discussion surrounding President Obama’s recently announced strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State.

What’s inside:

In Review: Destroying the Islamic State

Transcript: President Obama’s Speech Outlining Strategy to Defeat Islamic State

In Search of a Strategy,” New Yorker

Topic Debate: How serious is the threat posed by the Islamic State?

Topic Debate: Responses to the Administration’s Announced Strategy

News Headlines: Yemen

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