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.
How do we make sense of what has happened in Egypt and the region in the 5 years since the January 25 revolution? What role has the United States played, Israel? And what’s in store for the next 5 years? Today Karma Chavez talks with Egyptian activist and human rights advocate Salma Hussein to talk […]
As of late, Syria has been associated in the public consciousness with refugees and political strife, and not so much with the visual arts. But a group of Kurdish filmmakers and artists hope to change that. In the Rojava region of Syria (known to some as Western Kurdistan), they’ve set up the Rojava Film Commune […]
What’s going on in the Middle East, from ISIS to Al-Shabab, from Egypt to Tunisia and Iran? What is causing the conflicts? How is all this affecting populations and the environment? On Friday, July 24th, host Esty Dinur talked with Professor Joel Beinin to discuss this and the global forces involved.
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.
Mideast expert Andrew Kydd discusses the prospects and implications of a deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear capability on the April 20,2015 Eight O’Clock Buzz.