A Reporter's Perspective: Assad, Trump, and the Failure of U.S. Syria Policy


Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 12:30pm to 2:00pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Middle East Forum, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
SPEAKER(S): Reese Erlich, Veteran Foreign Correspondent
CONTACT INFO: elizabethflanagan@fas.harvard.edu
Reese Erlich’s history in journalism goes back over 40 years. He worked as a staff writer and research editor for “Ramparts,” an investigative reporting magazine published in San Francisco. Today he works as a full-time print and broadcast, freelance reporter. He reports regularly for National Public Radio, ABC (Australia), and Radio Deutsche Welle. His articles appear in “Vice News” and “Foreign Policy.” His television documentaries have aired on PBS stations nationwide. Erlich’s book, “Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You,” co-authored with Norman Solomon, became a best seller in 2003. “The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of US Policy and the Middle East Crisis” was published in 2007. Dateline Havana: The Real Story of US Policy and the Future of Cuba was published in 2009. “Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence and Empire,” was published in 2010. The paperback edition of “Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect” came out in 2016.
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