Lawrence Pintak

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The Spark That Lit the War on Terror

The ill-fated U.S. intervention in Lebanon’s civil war fueled the rise of Islamist terrorism. And 34 years on, it still provides lessons about America’s failed Middle East policies.

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Black and White and Trump All Over

The GOP nominee is not a man tempered to understand — let alone negotiate — the complexities of the Middle East.

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Not All Islamists Are Out to Kill Us

And other lessons about the GOP's overblown, dangerous rhetoric about radical jihadi terrorism.

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About Lawrence Pintak

Lawrence Pintak is founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. A former CBS News Middle East correspondent with a PhD in Islamic Studies, he also headed the Center for Journalism Training and Research at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of several books on relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world, and the recent free “digital newsbook”, Islam for Journalists. Most recently, he joined the Atlantic Council as a non-resident senior fellow.

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