Denis Sullivan Professor of International Affairs, Director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development firstname.lastname@example.org Expertise Islamist movements, Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, NGOs & civil society in Egypt, US policy in the Middle East Denis Sullivan in the Press Voice of America Russia’s ‘humanitarian pause’ has no effect on Syria fighting Denis Sullivan, a political science professor and co-director of the Middle East Center at Boston-based Northeastern University, told VOA that Russia is in charge when it comes to the forces supporting Assad and that it will take the full focus of the U.S. government to apply necessary pressure on Russia. What can Saudi Arabia really do about Hezbollah? If the group emerges from the crisis unscathed, then its chief, Hassan Nasrallah, “will win by not losing,” said Denis Sullivan, co-director of the Middle East Center at Northeastern University in Boston. It’s too late to counter Hezbollah at least not in a “one fell swoop,” said Sullivan. “The cat is out of the bag […] Foreign Affairs Five myths about Syrian refugees In response to this informational deficit, a seven-person research team from Northeastern University was deployed along the western Balkan migration route into Europe (see map below) to speak with Syrian migrants, learn how and why they have left their country, and study the consequences of their migration to themselves and to Europe. Members of the […] Denis Sullivan for Northeastern Global News Ransom payment or skilled negotiating? How the US freed five captive Americans in Iran Ransom payment or skilled negotiating? How the US freed five captive Americans in Iran A Middle East policy expert is hailing the prisoner swap as a positive development in relations between the nations — with several asterisks. Students up close and personal with the Syrian refugee crisis Students up close and personal with the Syrian refugee crisis Dozens of students have worked as part of their global experiential program to help solve the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. ‘We can’t keep doing what we are doing’ ‘We can’t keep doing what we are doing’ on refugees who have fled the ongoing turmoil in Syria, Northeastern professors shed light on mistakes that have been made and offer solutions to the crisis. Experts tackle Syria conflict and its global impact Experts tackle Syria conflict and its global impact At the panel discussion, experts agreed that the type of solution that ends the conflict in Syria will play a major role in determining the Middle East's future. 3Qs: Analyzing Egypt’s presidential election and its future outlook 3Qs: Analyzing Egypt’s presidential election and its future outlook Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was named the winner of Egypt’s first free presidential election last week and was sworn into office on Saturday. We asked political science professor Denis Sullivan, director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development, to explain what his victory would mean for the future of Egypt. […] Identifying the ‘engines of change’ in the Middle East Identifying the ‘engines of change’ in the Middle East Since the Arab Spring began in late 2010, rulers in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia have been ousted while other uprisings have spread throughout the Arab world — captivating the globe’s attention and forcing world leaders to determine what, if any, intervention by the international community is necessary, particularly the use of force. On Friday, a […] 3Qs: What will come of Egypt’s elections? 3Qs: What will come of Egypt’s elections? Professor Denis Sullivan, director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development, examines the challenges facing Egypt as it begins holding parliamentary elections. Supporting youth in military families Supporting youth in military families Northeastern hosted a recent conference for health-care professionals to discuss the importance of monitoring the growth and development of military-connected children. 3Qs: Looking ahead as U.S. troops prepare to leave Iraq behind 3Qs: Looking ahead as U.S. troops prepare to leave Iraq behind On Friday, President Obama announced the United States would withdraw all of its troops from Iraq by the end of the year, ending the war in Iraq that lasted nearly nine years. We asked political science professor Denis Sullivan, director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development, to offer insight on what factors may have influenced this turn of events and the potential global impact of this final withdrawal. 3Qs: A second ‘Arab Awakening’ 3Qs: A second ‘Arab Awakening’ Six months after a revolution broke out in Libya, rebels have pushed into the capital city of Tripoli and appear to have Moammar Gadhafi — the country’s leader for the last 42 years — on the run. We asked Denis Sullivan — professor of political science and director of Northeastern’s international affairs program and the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development — to explain how the ongoing conflict will affect the future stability of the region.