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Professor Henri Barkey was recently the subject of an Opinion piece in the Washington Post for his alleged involvement in the Turkish government.Washington Post article

In an exclusive interview, International Relations Professor Arman Grigoryan discusses Armenia's future in its attempt to achieve peace with its neighbors and fulfill its full democratic potential.  See the full interview here.

International Relations Professor He was quoted in a Washington Post article titled "Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era". The article relates to nationalism in China under President Xi. The article can be found here.

Lehigh's Yinan He gave two talks in Japan recently. The first talk was at Waseda University in Tokyo, where Professor He discussed Chinese identity in relationship with Sino-Japanese relations (see flyer above). The second talk was delivered at Ritsumeikan University where she talked about the China's Dream and Sino-Japanese relations.

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Professor Barkey has released an article regarding the United States' relationship with Turkey after Erdogan's consolidation of power. To view this article, click here.

Also see Professor Barkey's interview here.

International Relations professor Norrin Ripsman is giving a talk at Rutgers University regarding Neoclassical Realist Theory.

International Relations Professor Dinissa Duvanova was selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year.  The Fulbright Program is a government-sponsored grant that provides funding for graduating students and professors to research abroad.

In a recent conference at the University of South California, Professor Arman Grigoryan discussed why some former Soviet Republics were successful in their transition to democracy, while others were not.  Specifically, why had the country of Armenia been unsuccessful in becoming a prosperous democratic state?  “In the first half of the nineties, Armenia was often referred to in the Western media as an ‘island of democracy,’” said Grigoryan.

Lehigh International Relations Alum Victoria Herrmann ('12) recently reported that data from her research into the rapidly melting Arctic ice shelves was deleted by the Trump administration.  The problems first began after January 21st when links regarding the U.S. Strategy for the Arctic were deleted, along with other Arctic-related policy links.

Professor Henri Barkey, of Lehigh University's International Relations Department, was among those accused of plotting a coup in Turkey in July 2016. Barkey, who was in Turkey for a conference at the time of the coup, was suspected of abetting FETO, the Turkish terrorist group allegedly responsible for attempting to overthrow the government.

See: Why is Turkey Accusing Me of Plotting a Coup?

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