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Richard Levin Interviews Fareed Zakaria

July 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Yale University President Richard C. Levin interviews Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, a Newsweek and Washington Post columnist, weekly host for CNN, New York Times bestselling author and a 1986 graduate of Yale College.

Benjamin Netanyahu address to US Congress 24/5/11

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment
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Iran’s Backyard (CrossTalk – Russia Today)

May 21, 2011 Leave a comment

With the “Arab Spring” marching forward, what about Iran? The West has tried to isolate the Islamic Republic for decades with little success. Now the shoe is on the other foot – with the Washington consensus coming to an end in the Arab Middle East, will Iran be able to fill the power vacuum? CrossTalking with Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, Jonathan Paris and Mohammad Marandi.

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President Obama’s Full Speech on Middle-east Policy

May 20, 2011 Leave a comment

With a backdrop of continuing anti-government protests in the Arab world and criticism from some corners over a perceived uneven U.S. response, President Obama said in a major policy speech Thursday that the U.S. would use its influence and economic power to support the region’s transitions to democracy.

Lara Logan breaks her silence

May 10, 2011 Leave a comment

In her first television interview since being sexually assaulted two months ago, the CBS News chief foreign correspondent and “60 Minutes” reporter reveals what happened to her in Tahrir Square in an interview with Scott Pelley.

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Bahrain, Fighting for change (People & Power – Aljazeera)

March 18, 2011 Leave a comment

As unrest sweeps through the Middle East, People & Power looks at the mounting pressure for reform in Bahrain.

Pro-democracy activists in the Gulf state of Bahrain have been on the streets of the capital Manama for four weeks, but have yet to win the kind of dramatic results achieved by their counterparts in Egypt and Tunisia.

Middle East Revolt Inspires Iranian Resistance

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Hamid Dabashi: Iranian Green Movement part of regional uprising of the youth against autocratic regimes.

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Iran’s Turn? (CrossTalk – Russia Today)

February 19, 2011 Leave a comment

What are the recent Iranian protests all about? Is it fair to compare them to the Egyptian uprising? Do Iranians treat their leader just like Egyptians treated Mubarak? And why has the US continuously shown its support for the Iranian opposition while Egypt’s call for democracy made it ponder for a while?

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Egypt Burning (Aljazeera – documentary)

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Since the 1981 assassination of President Anwar El Sadat, Hosni Mubarak has headed Egypt’s semi-presidential republic government and is the longest serving President in Egypt’s history. Mubarak and his National Democratic Party (NDP) government have maintained one-party rule under a continuous state of emergency. Mubarak’s government earned the support of the West and a continuation of annual aid from the United States by maintaining policies of suppression towardsIslamic militants and peace with Israel. Hosni Mubarak has often been compared to an Egyptianpharaoh by the media and by some of his harsher critics due to his authoritarian rule.

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Why the Shah Matters

February 11, 2011 1 comment

The political and cultural clash Iran faces today has its origins in the reign of the Shah and his 1979 downfall. Abbas Milani joins the Agenda to discuss the ripple effects of The Iranian Revolution, and what it can tell us about current events in Egypt.

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