Syria, Iran, and the US: WMDs or fightback against hegemony?

U.S. sabre rattling towards Syria and Iran has been blunted for now by Russian and U.N. initiatives to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria and by political initiatives by Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani. What are the real origins of hostility between the U.S. and these two countries, the war in Syria, and the prospects for peace?

Dr. Sharat G. Lin

writes on global political economy, the Middle East, and labor migration. He lived through the beginning of the Lebanese civil war and witnessed historic transitions in Tahrir Square during 2009-2012. He has written extensively on policy towards WMDs. He is a research fellow at the San JoseĢ Peace and Justice Center.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm Multi-Cultural Center, De Anza College

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014

Bus routes: 23, 323, 25, 51, 53, 54, 55 Free and open to the public

Info: http://dagreenparty.jottit.com

Sponsored by the De Anza Green Party club and the De Anza's Institute of Community & Civic Engagement

changed January 23, 2014