World Politics

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

Argentina's Food Crisis Worsens

Argentina’s Food Crisis Worsens

Partner Content Provided By: Deutsche Welle
September 16, 2019

Argentina’s opposition and the Catholic Church want parliament to introduce a ‘food emergency’ law to address growing poverty and food insecurity amid the country’s worsening economic crisis

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

Nigerians Return Home After Fleeing Violence in South Africa 

Nigerians Return Home After Fleeing Violence in South Africa 

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September 13, 2019

Taking advantage of free flights, the first Nigerians evacuated from South Africa have arrived home. But while they feel relief at having escaped South Africa’s xenophobic violence with their lives, many are uncertain about their prospects in Nigeria

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

Johnson's Brexit Mess Now a "Constitutional Crisis"

Johnson’s Brexit Mess Now a “Constitutional Crisis”

September 11, 2019

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to undermine parliament and the Brexit process by temporarily suspending parliament, but now a court has ruled that the suspension is unlawful and a constitutional crisis unfolds, says Grace Blakeley

Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation

Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation

September 11, 2019

President Trump says Bahamian refugees seeking refuge in the United States need proper documentation because some of them are “very bad people.” Scholar Christian Parenti says that’s just a taste of the horror the climate crisis will create