HPU Professor Of History Publishes Article In 'Middle East Quarterly'


HIGH POINT, N.C., May 24, 2010 ? Dr. Larry Simpson, professor of history at High Point University, recently published an article in the Spring 2010 issue of Middle East Quarterly.

The article, titled ?Behind the Iranian Menace: Russian and Chinese Support for Tehran? ? which was originally presented as a paper at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Middle East and African during the fall 2009 semester ? examines the relationship between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Moscow and Beijing.

“It warns that there may be a new and dangerous alliance in formation that threatens regional powers, as well as the global interests of the United States,” Simpson says. “My article documents how Russia and the People’s Republic of China have been aiding and abetting Iran in its military and nuclear development. Finally, it questions the wisdom of Washington trying to impose vigorous, multilateral sanctions against the Iranian government if such a policy requires the support of the Russians and Chinese.”

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Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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