Next week, on Monday, January 25, activists around the world will participate in an international day of protest against the war in Yemen. Today on the show, we discuss the history of the war in Yemen, the role of the United States in the crisis, and what should be done under a Biden presidency with […]
As news of the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi spreads, we want to take a closer look at Saudi–American relations. On today’s episode, Allen speaks with foreign affairs specialist William Hartung about the Saudis and the Trump administration’s response to the Khashoggi affair. William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security […]
A new entertainment city outside of Riyadh is part of the Saudi Arabian government’s Vision 2030 plan announced by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman a year ago. The Vision 2030 reform program includes plans to transform the country’s austere reputation, reduce its dependence on oil and create jobs for young Saudis. The 129 square […]
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 […]
What is the role of Saudi Arabia in the Middle East? What is the United States’ relationship to the country? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!