At a recent International Studies Seminar, Wake Forest University Professor Charles Kennedy gave a more detailed overview of the interplay between on-the-ground politics of Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia with overall U.S. national interests. In the discussion, Kennedy focused primarily on Iraq, discussing the sectarian tensions, recent election results and the difficulties of building a coalition government to ensure overall stability upon the eventual exit of the United States military. In addition, Kennedy briefly touched on U.S. policy with Iran (including interest in internal struggle) and Afghanistan.
Gavin P. Smith
April 27, 2010 in Political Science - Domestic and International