Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

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.

After Democracy

July 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Can we address the shortcomings of representative democracy — failing political parties, increasing distrust of government — within the current system or are we set to embark on a journey across a border where nobody ever dared to go? Should we explore a new political model in order to overcome the current multicrises? In After Democracy this urgent question is addressed by Fareed Zakaria, John Keane, Hilary Wainwright, William Dobson and Cheng Li.

Ahmet Davutoglu interview (Aljazeera)

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment

The Turkish foreign minister talks about the recent developments across the Middle East and explains why he was worried about a negative domino effect.

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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.

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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Egypt: A Nation in Waiting (Aljazeera)

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment

A special programme by Aljazeera looking at the contemporary history of Egypt from Gamal Abdel Nasser‘s war with Israel to Hosni Mubarak‘s difficulties.