William Orman Beeman is an actor, author, singer, Middle East expert, and professor of anthropology at The University of Minnesota, where he is Chair of the Department of Anthropology.
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Saturday, February 04, 2017
Trump Administration Risks War with Iran Over Nothing
The Trump administration appears to be renewing the possibility of violent confrontation with Iran using a questionable pretext—Iran’s testing of conventional missiles. No one in the U.S. government or the press seems to understand that Iranian ballistic missiles do not fall under the Joint...
Monday, November 25, 2013
The Iran Accord: Profoundly, and Primarily, Symbolic
The principal benefit of the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 nations on November 23 is that Iran and the United States were able to sit down to talk and reach an agreement on something . Given 33 years of estrangement and non-communication, this is an extraordinarily important development -- nearly equivalent to the U.S.