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What to look for Smart Talk Monday, August 11, 2014:
Ethnic and religious tensions in the Middle East often spill over into bloodshed. War in the region is a way of life for millions of people who live there.
However, the armed conflicts being fought today in the Middle East and into Asia are on a scale not seen for some time.
On Monday's Smart Talk, Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh, Associate Professor of International Affairs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Vice President of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg will provide context, history and background on one of the world's hotspots.
Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh, Associate Professor of International Affairs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Vice President of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
Three years after American troops left Iraq, the U.S. is now launching airstrikes on fighters of the Islamic State, an Al Queda related group that fought its way through Syria and is taking Iraqi cities at an alarming rate.
Israel and Hamas agreed to another Egyptian-mediated cease fire Sunday in their month old war that has left close to 2,000 people dead. Will this one hold?
A suicide bomber targeted NATO troops Sunday in Afghanistan just a few days after an American Army general was killed by a gunman.
What are your thoughts on the continuing violence in the Middle East?
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