Professor Tom Karako Weighs in on Iran and Hamas in the Washington Times

(Karako directs Kenyon's Center for the Study of American Democracy. via

Karako directs Kenyon’s Center for the Study of American Democracy. (via

Have you ever read a news article that quoted a college professor? It happens all the time in journalism. But how often is that person a Kenyon professor? Not so often.

Recently, the Washington Times (not to be confused with the Washington Post) quoted Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy Tom Karako in an article about Iran’s relationship with Hamas, a Palestinian political organization (considered by the U.S. government to be a terrorist organization) that governs the Gaza Strip.

Karako’s largest contribution:

“[Iranian] willingness to connect the dots between these rockets that are being fired and themselves puts the Hamas-Israel conflict in the context of the larger regional struggle and raises questions about Iran’s strategic purpose,” Mr. Karako said. “Is it merely to provide Hamas with military capabilities for self-defense or to accomplish a larger strategic purpose?”

Karako has also published articles in the LA Times and Defense News. The man knows his arms proliferation issues, is what I’m saying. 

Tip of the Hat goes to @kenyoninthenews.

7 responses

  1. See, I would tend to think we shouldn’t be proud of our beloved assistant professor getting quoted in a newspaper founded by Sun Myung Moon.

  2. I was about to say… I’d be embarrassed to be quoted in the Washington Times. The man knows how to defend neocon positions re: arms proliferation issues.

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