Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

The Toxic Legacy of War in Iraq; the documentary film on Nasrin Sotoudeh

This week, we are having a conversation with Kali Rubaii, an assistant professor of anthropology at Purdue University, about the toxic legacy of the war in Iraq and the underlying reasons for the high rates of birth defects in the city of Fallujah. we are also speaking with documentary filmmaker Jeff Kaufman about his latest … Continued

On this edition of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, Khalil Bendib speaks with international lawyer, activist and former PLO negotiator Diana Buttu about the state of the Palestinian cause at a time when an international conspiracy by colonialist and neocolonialist regimes worldwide is frantically busy rolling back a cause that has become … Continued

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

The Struggle For Socioeconomic Justice in Tunisia

Almost ten years ago today, the small country of Tunisia singlehandedly ignited what has since come to be known as the Arab Spring by deposing its long-reigning dictator, the late Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and sparking a chain reaction of democratic uprisings throughout North Africa and the Middle East. A decade later, what progress … Continued

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Israel, UAE, and Bahrain accord, and the question of Palestine

In the wake of the much-vaunted Israel/UAE/Bahrain accord, this week we take stock of the situation in the Middle East with celebrated Israeli historian professor Ilan Pappe and see where this new development leaves the question of Palestine as well as the general state of human rights and civil rights in the region. Guest: Ilan Pappe is … Continued