Conn Hallinan
Dispatches from the Edge

Contributor

Conn Hallinan was born in San Francisco, California and currently resides in Berkeley, Ca. He graduated from the University Of California with a BA, MA and PhD in Anthropology, and has been a journalist for more than 40 years.

He taught journalism at the University of California at Santa Cruz for 23 years and was a provost of one of UCSC’s colleges. He is currently a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus and the Berkeley Daily Planet. He has written three unpublished novels that can be accessed at middleempireseries.wordpress.com. His columns and medical writings can be found at dispatchesfromtheedgeblog.wordpress.com

Recent Essays

TPJ Magazine
Turkey: Uprising’s Currents Run Deep

Conn Hallinan – 09.15.13

For the time being, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyio Erdogan—with the liberal use of brutal police tactics and massive amounts of tear gas that killed four people and injured more than 8,000— appears to have successfully crushed demonstrations aimed at blocking the demolition of Gezi Park in central Istanbul and has weathered a similar outbreak in the country’s capital, Ankara.

Syria & The Monarchs: A Perfect Storm

By Conn Hallinan - 08.11.13

The Obama administration’s decision to directly supply weapons to the Syrian opposition may end up torpedoing the possibility of a political settlement. It will almost certainly accelerate the chaos spreading from the almost three-year old civil war. It will also align the U.S. with one of the most undemocratic alliances on the planet, and one that looks increasingly unstable....

Syria & The Monarchs: A Perfect Storm

By Conn Hallinan - 07.28.13

The Obama administration’s decision to directly supply weapons to the Syrian opposition may end up torpedoing the possibility of a political settlement. It will almost certainly accelerate the chaos spreading from the almost three-year old civil war. It will also align the U.S. with one of the most undemocratic alliances on the planet, and one that looks increasingly unstable.