Go to m.barnard.edu for the Mobile Barnard web app or download it from the App Store or Google Play.

Prof. Alexander Cooley on base politics and Bahrain

In Foreign Affairs, Political Science Professor Alexander Cooley co-authors article on concerns that protests in Bahrain will lead to the eviction of U.S. forces.

"U.S. policymakers have long struggled to reconcile their support for friendly authoritarian regimes with their preference for political liberalization abroad. The ongoing upheavals in the Middle East, like so many developments before them, shine a bright light on this inconsistency. In Egypt, the Obama administration struggled to calibrate its message on the protests that toppled longtime ally Hosni Mubarak; in Libya, it leads a multinational coalition intent on using airpower to help bring down Muammar al-Qaddafi; and in Bahrain, the United States stands mostly silent as Saudi troops put down popular protests against the ruling al-Khalifa family."

Read the full article on the Foreign Affairs website.