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Hamid Dabashi on the Middle East

February 10, 2014
On the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution, Scholar Hamid Dabashi explains why even though a diverse set of forces overthrew the brutal, CIA-backed Shah of Iran, in the end theocracy dominated, leaving Iran in the hands of plutocrats.

Reality Asserts Itself - Toby Jones

January 15, 2014
Toby Jones tells Paul Jay that the Saudis use of terrorism is driven by a fear of democracy and a desire to be the regional and oil hegemon

Canadian Government Bent On Expanding Weapon Sales Globally

January 14, 2014

Yves Engler: The Harper administration is propping up its domestic arms industry without regard to the consequences of weapons sales to countries like Colombia and Saudi Arabia

Reality Asserts Itself - Rania Masri

September 19, 2013
Paul Jay talks to peace activist and environmentalist Rania Masri about her journey – from Bahrain to North Carolina, from scientist to global activist

Chemical Weapons Deal Only A Hiccup For Saudi Goals In Syria

September 11, 2013

Toby Jones: Saudi Arabia is interested in ousting Assad but not a popular government taking his place

Omar Dahi On Syria

June 19, 2013
Pt 1. Omar Dahi: Despite escalating humanitarian catastrophe, G8 summit failed to advance diplomatic settlement

US Arming Syrian Rebels Likely to Inflame Already Bloody Conflict

June 12, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: Military resolution impossible in Syria, Americans should demand a negotiated settlement