“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 are very ideological ways of understanding history. No, these are U.S.-imposed wars on the Vietnamese and Iraqi people.” For today’s show, Allen reflects on the […]
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, Michael Zweig gives updates from his recent trip to Baghdad for the Iraqi Social Forum. Trita Parsi teaches at the Center for Security Studies at […]
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 Middle East for approaching thirty years, and her work has appeared in academic journals such as the Journal of Palestine Studies and popular outlets like CounterPunch Magazine and Palestine Chronicle. In the […]
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 The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism, he currently writes and speaks on a broad range of topics – international, national, and state – and […]
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.
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!