Voices of the Middle East

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Voices of the Middle East on 03/09/12

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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Trita Parsi on U.S. Policy on Iran and the AIPAC conference and Tina Foster on the Child Foundation

Trita Parsi with National Iranian American Council about President Obama's Iran Policy and AIPAC conference this week.  He is author of the book "A Single Roll of the Dice, Obama's Diplomacy with Iran." 

Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama administration toward Iran failed? Was the Bush administration's emphasis on military intervention, refusal to negotiate, and pursuit of regime change a better approach? How can the United States best address the ongoing turmoil in Tehran? This book provides a definitive and comprehensive analysis of the Obama administration's early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses the best way to move toward more positive relations between the two discordant states.

Voices of the Middle East on 01/13/12

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Fri, 01/13/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The stalemate with Obama's Iran policy and threats of war with Iran

Host Goudarz Eghtedari interviews William Beeman of the University of Minnesota, who just came back from Iran after attending a conference in Tehran, and Reza Marashi, Policy Director with the National Iranian American Council, about the stalemate with Obama's Iran policy and threats of war with Iran.

Voices of the Middle East on 09/14/11

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Wed, 09/14/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Stephen Zunes, Professor and Mahdi Darius Nezamolraya, reporter on Libya

Goudarz Eghtedari interviews Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and Chair of Mid-Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco, whose recent article about Libya is "Lessons and False Lessons from Libya," and Mahdi Darius Nezamroaya of Canadian Global Research Institute, who was present in Libya in the past 3 months and has reported for Pacifica as well as other news media from inside Libya.

This program was pre-empted from its regular slot this past Friday for special coverage of the anniversary of 9/11. Voices of the Middle East normally airs on the second Friday of the month at 9AM.

Voices of the Middle East on 07/08/11

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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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"Focus on North Africa: A Second Roundtable on the Middle East"

Host Goudarz Eghtedari presents a panel discussion on "Focus on North Africa: A Second Roundtable on the Middle East." recorded recently at Portland State University and featuring Lindsay Benstead, Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Government at PSU, where she teaches courses on Middle East and North African politics; Nabil Boudraa, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Oregon State University; and Professor Keith Walters, a Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics at PSU.

Voices of the Middle East on 04/08/11

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Fri, 04/08/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Great Arab Revolt and How the West Is Dealing with It

Host Goudarz Eghtedari discusses the situation in Libya and the Middle East with an Oregon activist and an international journalist.

Voices of the Middle East on 02/11/11

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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Current events in the Middle East and North Africa

Current events in the Middle East and North Africa have captured world attentions.  Ben Ali and Husni Mubarak, the US's allies of 20-30 years in Tunisia and Egypt are under pressure to leave or have already submitted to the will of the people.  What is happening there has impact on other countries of the region.  Please join host Goudarz Eghtedari in talking with 3 scholars of the field: Sherifa Zuhur, Mike Ghouse and Peter Bechtold.

Voices of the Middle East on 01/14/11

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Fri, 01/14/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Reese Erlich and Dr. Nasser Abufarha

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with journalist and foreign correspondent Reese Erlich. His new book is Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire. 

Reese Erlich speaks on Friday January 28, 2011, 7-9 PM at the Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room #228, Portland State University

 

Voices of the Middle East on 12/10/10

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Fri, 12/10/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Iranian Human Rights Day 2010.

Two groups that face gross discrimination by the government in Iran as well as the society are religious and sexual minorities.  While these groups do not threaten the government establishment in a political way, they are still subject to silent violations of their human rights.  Followers of Baha'i and Jewish faiths are accused of spying for Israel and their loyalty is questioned.  Their education and chances of participation in the regular life are extremely minimal, and in many cases they are denied equal opportunities.  The GLBT community are treated as outcasts by both the society and the gove

Voices of the Middle East on 09/10/10

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Fri, 09/10/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Interview with veteran journalist Stephen Kinzer

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Iran and Islam "mother of all problems" US faces in the world!!

 

A look at 9-11 anniversary, the Tony Blair's Journey and how Bush-Blair were denied a cake & flower walk into the Middle East.

 

An interview with Stephen Kinzer, and more.

Voices of the Middle East on 08/13/10

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Fri, 08/13/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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BP and Coup of 1953 in Iran, and the CIA's role in it
BP and Coup of 1953 in Iran, and the CIA's role in it.
 

August 19th will be the 57th anniversary of a Coup D'etat in Iran that removed democratically elected Prime Minister Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh and brought back the Shah.  BP's recent operations in the Gulf of Mexico has brought back the references to the coup and it is time to revisit the history of the Coup once again to better understand what people of Iran felt at the time when a company like BP was instigating regime change and CIA was implementing it.

 

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Chris Toensing on Palestine and Gaza

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Wed, 06/13/2007

Chris Toensing is the executive director of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) and senior editor of the Middle East Report. He was interviewed by Goudarz Eghtedari in the eve of the take over of Gaza by Hamas forces for the Kboo's Voices of the Middle East program. He commented on the situation in Palestine after this conflict and about the future of the Peace between Israelis and Palestinians. For previous shows click here!

 

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