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Will the Afghan Peace Agreement be a Face-Saving Fig Leaf?

Will the Afghan Peace Agreement be a Face-Saving Fig Leaf?

July 19, 2019

Afghanistan is making progress for a peace agreement, but such an agreement will not necessarily mean an end to war or even assure the Afghan government’s survival, says Matthew Hoh

Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran"

Pompeo is “Setting the Stage for a War with Iran”

April 17, 2019

In recent congressional testimony, Sec. of State Pompeo linked Iran to al Qaeda and 9/11 and would not say whether he would apply the 2001 war authorization (AUMF) to Iran. Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the implications

Don’t Forget The Saudi Role in 9/11 - Q&A (Pt 6/6)

The U.S and the Saudis: Q&A with Paul Jay

October 28, 2018
Paul Jay with host Ben Norton discusses the history of how US foreign policy has used the Saudi claim to lead the Islamic world to fight nationalism and socialism in the Middle East.
Will Al Qaeda Leave Syria's Idlib?

Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria

October 10, 2018
Under a deal that prevented a Syrian military assault on the province of Idlib, "radical" militant groups are supposed to withdraw by October 15th. The al-Qaeda affiliate Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is said to control about 60% of Idlib but has not said if it will comply. We discuss the situation in Idlib with Rania Abouzeid, an award-winning reporter and author of "No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria."

Ali Al-Ahmed on Saudi Arabia

August 8, 2018
Ottawa's criticism of a crackdown on dissidents has prompted Saudi Arabia to freeze its Canadian ties, and a kingdom-linked Twitter account to even threaten a 9/11-style attack. Saudi analyst Ali Al-Ahmed says Riyahd's behavior is a reminder that its claims of reform are a sham

Ray McGovern on Gina Haspel

May 11, 2018
During her Senate confirmation hearings, CIA nominee Gina Haspel evaded questions about her role in using “enhanced interrogation” (torture) techniques, which have their origins in the Nazi-era, explains for CIA analyst Ray McGovern