Political scientist, military historian will comment on fall of Iraqi cities to militants, possible U.S. action

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 14:16

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the U.S. could launch air strikes in response to militants from the Islamic State of Iraq seizing Mosul and several other cities during the past week. Kerry also did not rule out joint action between the U.S. and Iran to help prop up the government of their mutual ally, Iraq.

The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss topics related to this continuing story:

Dr. J. Michael Greig is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the UNT Department of Political Science and also a faculty member in the Peace Studies program. He researches conflict management and international conflict. He is the co-author of International Mediation and has published many articles in Conflict Management & Peace Science, International Interactions, Journal of Peace Research and other professional journals.

Greig may be reached by cell phone at 940-372-0964 or at michael.greig@unt.edu.

Dr. Geoffrey  Wawro, director of UNT's Military History Center and a professor of history, is the author of Quicksand: America's Pursuit of Power in the Middle East from the Balfour Declaration to the Bush DoctrineHe has written on Middle East security for The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. Wawro was also a host and anchor of the History Channel and History International programs Global View, Hardcover History, Hard Target, History's Business and History versus Hollywood, and has been a commentator on Spike TV'sThe Deadliest Warrior.

Wawro may be reached via cell phone at 214-514-7224 or at gwawro@yahoo.com.

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