PODCAST: WHERE ARE IRAQ’S PROTESTS GOING?

Where are Iraq’s protests going? Fri 01 November 2019: On October 1st, young Iraqis took to the streets in Iraq’s southern provinces to demand basic services like clean water and electricity, job creation and an end to widespread corruption. The government response to the protests was swift and brutal, killing over 100 people and leaving […]

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PODCAST: The people of Lebanon take to the streets to fight for a new future

Wed 23 October 2019: In this segment Sean and Eugene joined by Jana Nakhal, an urban planner and Central Committee member of the Lebanese Communist Party, to talk about the ongoing protests in Lebanon, the conditions wrought by neoliberal policies, how demonstrators are rejecting proposed reforms by the government, and the importance of the protests […]

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PODCAST: How to Design and Combat a Disinformation Campaign, with Ben Decker

Tue 22 October 2019: In the Summer of 2019, hundreds of thousands of Sudanese protesters were braving live fire from an embattled military regime that had recently imposed itself upon the country.  The military’s use of lethal force and terrorizing violence drew condemnations from across the globe. But as the massacres continued and Khartoum’s streets […]

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PODCAST: U.S. has no alternative to Turkey -Yusuf Erim

Wed 16 October 2019: As Syrian government forces moved north toward the border with Turkey to take over Kurdish-controlled areas as part of its agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces, Ahval editor David Lepeska spoke with Yusuf Erim, political analyst for Turkey’s state-run broadcaster TRT World, about the next phase of Turkey’s military operations, Ankara’s […]

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PODCAST: Saudi Arabia opens for tourism for the first time

Wed 02 October 2019: Saudi Arabia’s opens up and it begins to issue tourist visas for the first time. Host Mustafa Alrawi, assistant editor in chief, and future editor Kelsey Warner, speak to The National’s Ashleigh Stewart who is in Saudi Arabia as they launch their tourism industry. People from 49 countries are able to obtain […]

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PODCAST: Will India’s Occupation of Kashmir Become Colonization?

Mon 30 September 2019: Prof. Junaid Ahmad says India’s revocation of Kashmir’s autonomous status not only increases tensions between India and Pakistan, but is designed to lead into a situation where India encourages colonial settlement in the region and eventual annexation, along the lines of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. Listen to “Will India’s Occupation […]

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PODCAST: Yvonne Ridley talk about PM Imran of Pakistan

Thu 26 September 2019: Yvonne Ridley today on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who said the decision to join the US lead war on terror was the biggest mistake. Also discussing his much anticipated address to the UN on Kashmir, and maintaining his dignity in the face of challenges and adversity. Courtesy: Think your friends […]

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PODCAST: Saudi oil attack ramifications locally and globally

Tue 17 September 2019: Early on Saturday morning, attacks on Saudi Aramco’s giant oil plant caused major fires, disrupting about half of the kingdom’s crude production. From a record spike in oil prices to an escalation of tensions in the region after the US blamed Iran for being behind the strikes. The fallout has everyone […]

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