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International Affairs Professor: U.S. Must Keep an Eye on Iran

August 22, 2014
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Ivan Sascha Sheehan, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore's School of Public and International Affairs, delivers advice to the White House in both The Hill and Bloomberg TV regarding a way forward in the Middle East. Sheehan, director of UB's M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management program and co-director of the M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security program, says the United States must remain aware of the difficulties posed by Iran in crafting a peace process for the region.

"What is worrisome is that White House officials seem to lack a strategy to counter the larger threat posed" by Iran, Sheehan writes in an op-ed in The Hill.

On Bloomberg, Sheehan says that while many in the U.S. are focused on the rise of the organization known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), some of the region's top policy experts say that Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons is the real worry.

Read Sheehan's op-ed in The Hill.

Watch the Bloomberg TV coverage with Sheehan.

Learn more about Ivan Sascha Sheehan.