January 16, 2020
Catherine Shakdam is Co-Founder of Veritas Consulting and Head of the Yemen Unit at the Next Century Foundation. She was formerly Director of Programs at the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies. She is much in demand as an analyst of the Middle East and I am honored to have her join me on Wider View.
We talk this time about the repercussions of the US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani throughout the region.
You can find Catherine's work at https://www.catherine-shakdam.com/ and at Citizen Truth, New Eastern Outlook, and on the blog of the Next Century Foundation. You can follow her on Twitter @shakdamc.
January 13, 2020
With the murder of Iranian General Soleimani on January 3rd, tensions in the Middle East are worse than before. I explore the events leading to the drone assassination, the popularity of Soleimani and his contributions to the region, and talk about why we continue to get further embroiled in the Middle East region.
December 31, 2019
A review of episodes during the year focusing on the Middle East, the Presidential Elections, the Democrats and Impeachment.
Thanks for your support this year!
December 14, 2019
FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley discusses the latest revelations from the FBI Inspector General and her concerns about the intensifying Cold War with Russia.
December 8, 2019
South America is rife with protests, demonstrations and uprisings and with coups sponsored and supported by the US. We look at some of the most important - the ones you've heard about and those you haven't.
We hear the voices of several journalists and analysts reflecting on each of the nations currently in turmoil.
November 24, 2019
The impeachment inquiry has focused on Ukraine and US policy toward that nation, but the basic tenets of that policy have not been challenged and the corruption of Democrats is getting little attention. The following sources were used to prepare this episode:
Aaron Mate's talk was from the panel "How Propaganda Manufactures Consent" in New York City on November 19, 2019 recorded by the Grayzone Project.
November 10, 2019
International affairs analyst Mark Sleboda joins me to discuss the ongoing protests in Lebanon and Iraq and the geopolitical implications of these uprisings. We also touch on the recent developments in Syria and the precarious situation there.