The US appears to be escalating its drive to start a war with Iran. To shed light on the situation, Allen speaks to two long-time observers of US intervention in the Middle East, David Barsamian and Jennifer Loewenstein.
David Barsamian is an investigative journalist and critic of US imperial policy, especially in the Middle East and South Asia. He is the founder and director of the widely-syndicated weekly public affairs program Alternative Radio based in Boulder, Colorado. He is the editor of numerous collections with co-editors such as Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, and others.
Jennifer Loewenstein is a political activist and freelance journalist who has written extensively on the Middle East. She is founder of the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and currently works as a researcher for The Independent.