In the wake of President Trump’s declaration of support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, host Allen Ruff speaks with journalist and author Ali Abunimah. He is a columnist, author of books The Battle for Justice in Palestine and One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, and founder of The Electronic Intifada, a […]
Juan Cole joins A Public Affair on this mini pledge drive edition to discuss issues in the Middle East and his upcoming lecture at UW, “Paganism and Muslim Peace-Building in the Mecca Period (610-622): What does the Qur’an Say?” Juan Ricardo Cole is a public intellectual, prominent blogger and essayist, and the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate […]
The Road Ahead: Stories from the Forever War, which focuses on the U.S.’s so-called “War on Terror” in the Middle East–now fifteen years old and counting. This Saturday, April 22nd, Madison’s Arts and Literature Laboratory will host a reading featuring military veterans who contributed to The Road Ahead, anthology of war stories from Pegasus Press. […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing interviews author, peace activist and Codepink co-founder Medea Benjamin. Benjamin has just released a new book Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.- Saudi Connection. Saudi Arabia is perhaps the single most important source of funds for terrorists worldwide, promoting an extreme interpretation of Islam along with anti-Western sentiment, […]
What is the future of US-Saudi relations? Today Esty Dinur talks with Vijay Prashad to discuss this and other issues going on in the Middle East. Vijay Prashad is a professor of International Studies at Trinity College, Connecticut. His is the authors of books such as No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism and […]
In today’s edition of A Public Affair, Allen Ruff speaks wit Jennifer Loewenstein, associate professor of Middle East studies at Penn State. In a prerecorded interview, they’ll discuss the current situation, the mounting crisis centered in Syria, and the longer historical context for it.