“Since 1945, the U.S. has a history of imposing conflicts on other places,” says renowned Indian historian and journalist Vijay Prashad. “I don’t like terms like Vietnam War, Iraq War—these […]
Iran–US Relations and Dispatches from Baghdad
For today’s two-part episode, we focus our attention on the Middle East. Our first guest is Trita Parsi, who offers an overview of current Iran–US relations. In the second segment, […]
Contextualizing the Crisis in Syria
Host Allen Ruff speaks with Jennifer Loewenstein, a freelance journalist and activist and faculty in Penn State University’s Department of Middle East Studies. Loewenstein has been covering conflicts in the […]
Rahul Mahajan on A Public Affair
Sociologist and activist intellectual Rahul Mahajan joins Allen the program today. Previously author of two books on the Iraq war, Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond and […]
ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror
Hassan Hassan, a Syrian journalist and co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, had an in-depth conversation with Brian Standing about the group, its goals, and where things stand today.
The Rise of ISIS
Have you heard President Obama’s strategy for confronting ISIS? What action will the U.S. take in Syria? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to hear more!