Middle East

Israeli Elections Deadlocked But Shows Power of the Arab Bloc

Israeli Elections Deadlocked But Shows Power of the Arab Bloc

September 18, 2019

Our guests analyze Israeli political paralysis, the power of the right, and what having the Arab coalition be the largest opposition party might mean

Turkey's Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria 

Turkey’s Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria 

September 18, 2019

President Erdogan of Turkey says that it’s time for Turkey to send Syrian refugees to northern Syria, currently inhabited by Syrian Kurds. Meanwhile Erdogan’s position in Turkey is weakening, both politically and economically, says Baris Karaagac

Saudi - UAE Split on Yemen Not What it Appears to Be

Saudi – UAE Split on Yemen Not What it Appears to Be

September 18, 2019

Antony Loewenstein parses the fog around UAE & Saudis in Yemen, how it is connected to the chaos in Libya, the drone attack, and wider chaos of the Middle East

Drone Attack on Saudis May Not Lead to War

Drone Attack on Saudis May Not Lead to War

September 17, 2019

As’ad Abukhalil maintains that Trump may not actually want war, but the consequences of this attack could still have dangerous consequences

Hydro-Quebec Ends Cyber-Security Agreement With Israel Electric Corporation

Hydro-Quebec Ends Cyber-Security Agreement With Israel Electric Corporation

September 15, 2019

Lawyer John Philpot discusses BDS Quebec’s campaign against cyber-cooperation between Hydro-Quebec and IEC

Israelis Lose Interest in Politics and Upcoming Election

Israelis Lose Interest in Politics and Upcoming Election

September 13, 2019

Shir Hever talks about the slow election cycle in Israel, the second in the same year, in which the parties make minimal effort to campaign. Opinion polls predict the same result as the election last April, meaning that no clear winner can be identified

With Bolton Out, Will Trump Give Peace a Chance?

With Bolton Out, Will Trump Give Peace a Chance?

September 10, 2019

Former State Dept. official Matthew Hoh says he supports the removal of National Security Advisor John Bolton, who advocated for war and the interests of the military industrial complex

Agreement to End US Involvement in Afghanistan War, But War Will Continue

Agreement to End US Involvement in Afghanistan War, But War Will Continue

September 6, 2019

The US and the Taliban are about to sign an agreement to withdraw 14,000 US troops from Afghanistan, potentially ending the longest war in US history. However, the Afghans will not see an end to fighting yet, says The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn

US and Iran "At Cliff's Edge"

US and Iran “At Cliff’s Edge”

September 5, 2019

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani presented an ultimatum of two months to the EU to save the Iran nuclear deal. However, the deal is likely to continue to deteriorate, says The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn

Israeli Security Tech on US-Mexican Border Threatens Nation's Civil Liberties

Israeli Security Tech on US-Mexican Border Threatens Nation’s Civil Liberties 

September 5, 2019

The ACLU’s Jay Stanley says that the Border Patrol’s repurposing of surveillance technology and drones could open doors that put our liberty and privacy at risk