Rob Prince is a lecturer of International Studies at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies where he has helped build that program’s undergraduate major in International Studies. Although he hails from New York City, he has lived in Colorado for 43 years where he has taught in higher education since 1971. Trained in Anthropology and Economics, his work concentrates on development problems/challenges of post colonial peripheral countries, especially Algeria and Tunisia. Prince is married with two grown daughters and a 15-year-old dog, Cloudy. He maintains the blog Colorado Progressive Jewish News.
The United States, NATO, and Israel have long sought the destabilization of Syria.
Why doesn’t Washington voice its opposition to the wave of extremist Islamism sweeping Tunisia?
Tunisia’s Arab Spring looks more and more like the status quo disguised as a revolution.
Shrill rhetoric on Iran divides Israel.
Tunisia is going through a classic transition moment, complete with both opportunity and risks.
The support that successive U.S. administrations has provided to Salafism and its outgrowth, Wahhabism, is as discouraging as it is bewildering.
Israel and the U.S. have painted Iran with such dark colors that should they decide not to attack it, they would have trouble explaining themselves.
Israel fears that its role as regional kingpin would be threatened if Iran developed nuclear weapons.
President Obama, too, is pushing the envelope with Tehran to keep the Republicans at bay.
North African Jewry constitutes one of the great cultural traditions of all time.
The Jewish community in Tunisia survived regime change comparatively unscathed.
Tunisia is an indication that the U.S. recognizes it’s been riding dark horses in the Middle-East for too long.
Moncef Marzouki’s inauguration as president of Tunisia was a precious moment to Tunisians.
In Tunisia, the Obama administration has no choice but to make peace with political Islam.
Tunisia’s economy is crying out for state intervention.
Tunisia’s future is in the grasping hands of its new ruling party, Ennadha.
Deposed Tunisian President Zine al Abedine Ben Ali left a legacy of repression, torture, and death.
Some Israelis argue that Israel alone is responsible for preventing Iran from gaining the necessary technology for nuclear weapons.