For today’s 9/11 anniversary show, we hear two perspectives on the fallout of the September 11 attacks and the long War on Terror.
First up, Stephen Zunes on the United States’ “Greater Middle East” policy. Then, professor Deepa Kumar on Afghan women, Islamophobia, and the politics of empire.
Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, where he serves as coordinator of the program in Middle Eastern Studies. He also serves as a senior policy analyst for the Institute for Policy Studies’ Foreign Policy in Focus project, an associate editor of Peace Review, and a contributing editor of Tikkun.
Deepa Kumar is a professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, where she researchers Islamophobia, empire, culture, gender, race, class in the media, neoliberalism, labor, and social class. She is the author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (Haymarket, 2012). Her latest article, “Terrorcraft: Empire and the Making of the Racialized Terrorist Threat,” is available here.
Cover photo: “9-11 Statue of Liberty and WTC fire” by the National Park Service, public domain / filter added