As the Trump presidency draws to a close, the administration has moved to solidify a number of initiatives on the international diplomatic front, especially in regard to Israel and Palestine and the broader Middle East. Today on the show, we’ll be discussing U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, politics and concerns in the region, […]
On today’s show, Allen Ruff explores President Trump’s removal of troops from Syria. And what about the resignation of James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the supposed “grown up in the room”? And how does the now-canonized H.W. Bush factor in regard to the Middle East? Those and more question with critical Middle East specialist Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics […]
What is going on in Israel-Palestine? This week, mass Palestinian protests at the fences around Gaza have been met with violence from the Israel military. Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with expert Stephen Zunes as they go beyond the mainstream headlines about the Middle East. Mr. Zunes is senior policy analyst at Foreign Policy in […]
Last week, Syria launched a chemical weapons attack, killing more than 80 people. President Trump responded with an ordered airstrike on a Syrian airbase. What led to this conflict? What participants are in play, and what do we need to know about U.S. involvement? Today Allen Ruff talks with Middle East expert Dr. Stephen Zunes. […]
Thursday’s guest on “A Public Affair” is Middle East analyst and author Stephen Zunes, on to discuss his recent Progressive Magazine piece on the Democratic Party foreign policy platform planks and Clinton’s positions, “‘Most Progressive Dem Platform in History’ Hawkish on Foreign Policy.” Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the […]
What’s happening in Libya? What roles have the Muslim Brotherhood and the National Forces Alliance played in the recent conflict? How is Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni handling the situation? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!