Posts tagged ‘Flynt Leverett’

Four Questions on Syria

Penn State faculty experts on the day’s big news.

flynt leverettAsk anyone on Penn State’s faculty about Syria, and they’ll likely point in the direction of Flynt Leverett, professor at Penn State’s School of International Affairs. Leverett is a former CIA analyst and the former senior director for Middle East affairs on the National Security Council. He’s been studying Syria for decades, and he’s even met with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in person — most recently in 2010.

I chatted with Professor Leverett Tuesday afternoon, and he offered his take on the current situation in Syria — and on what should happen next:


September 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm 1 comment

Flynt Leverett on Iran

LeverettToday’s New York Times features an op-ed written by Flynt Leverett, professor in Penn State’s School of International Affairs, and his wife Hillary Mann Leverett. The topic is the United States’ ongoing attempts to engage the Iranian government, specifically in regard to Iran’s continued nuclear work, and it’s one Leverett knows well: Before joining the faculty at Penn State, he served at the CIA and the National Security Council.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

September 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm 1 comment

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