September 28, 2015

Ken Gilmore Writes Greensboro News and Record Column

Professor of Political Science Ken Gilmore has written a column about how negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have contributed to tensions between the U.S. and Israel. The Greensboro News & Record published the column – “U.S., Israel differ in how they view Iran” – on Sept. 27.

The U.S. and Israel continue to agree on several points about Iran and its nuclear program, the op-ed states. However, changes in U.S. strategy in the Middle East are straining the relationship between the longtime allies.

“The rift between the U.S. and Israel must be understood in the context of this shift in U.S. strategy, away from the longstanding policy of unilateral support for Israel and direct intervention in Middle East politics and toward a tripolar balance (i.e., Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia) with the U.S. playing the role of offshore balancer,” Ken wrote.

Award-winning journalist and foreign policy analyst Robin Wright is expected to speak about the Iran nuclear deal when she opens the College’s 2015-16 Bryan Series on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Greensboro Coliseum.