Edward Turzanski

(Pope Francis greets the crowd from the popemobile after Easter mass in St. Peter's square on April 5, 2015. File photo by Gabriel Bouys/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Behind The Scenes, Huge Security Plan For Pope’s Visit to Phila. is Taking Shape

The US Secret Service, working with the Department of Homeland Security and local authorities, is in charge.

06/23/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

La Salle Professor: Netanyahu Victory Is ‘Very Much A Dewey Defeats Truman Kind Of Moment’

Edward Turzanski spoke with Dom Giordano about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection victory, saying that it was shocking how much of a landslide it was.

03/18/2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets upcoming Olympic games' volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014.  (Credit: ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Expert Offers Thoughts On Terrorism Threats In Sochi

A counter-terrorism expert and La Salle professor says he would go, but wouldn’t send his family.

01/19/2014

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Local Expert Looks At Legacy Of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

Edward Turzanski, a political science professor at La Salle University, says Ariel Sharon will be remembered for two major decisions he made during his time in office.

01/11/2014

Ed Turzanski in file photo (credit: CBS)

Local Foreign Policy Expert Weighs In On Iran Nuclear Arms Deal

It’s not just outspoken Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who thinks the Iran nuclear program agreement is bad. A local foreign policy expert says many of the other Gulf Arab country leaders are unhappy with this deal.

11/24/2013

(Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in US goverment identification photo.)

Chechen Connection Worries Philadelphia-Based Terrorism Expert

“It is very disconcerting that (Chechen fighters) now come to the United States — because it would strain credulity that it was only these two,” says Edward Turzanski of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

04/19/2013

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Comedian Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Fun At Obama Campaign

A novel fundraising idea by the Obama re-election campaign has instead raised chuckles on at least one late night comedy show.

06/27/2012

Ed Turzanski in file photo (credit: CBS)

La Salle Professor Says Bin Laden Death Is Good News For US Foreign Policy, Domestic Peace

“One-hundred percent” is the grade that La Salle University professor Edward Turzanski gives the military operation that killed bin Laden, although he wishes the body had been viewed by independent journalists before burial at sea.

05/02/2011

(Egyptians in Tahrir Square, Cairo, celebrate the fall of Mubarak.  Photo from AP)

Egypt At A Crucial Moment, Says Philadelphia-Based Mideast Expert

Edward Turzanski, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, says one of the first jobs after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s resignation will be putting together elections.

02/11/2011