Middle East specialist assesses post-Mubarak Egypt and offers his thoughts on whether the military will actually hand over power to a civilian authority.
Comparative religions scholar and author of Tablet & Pen discusses U.S. relations with Iran and explains why—on the Iran question—President Obama has ‘played it perfectly.’
Should we be suspicious of a woman who gets on a plane wearing a burka because she is identifying herself “first and foremost” as Muslim, as NPR senior news analyst Juan Williams put it? Join the discussion.
Tavis: U.S. special envoy George Mitchell is in the Middle East tonight on an emergency mission to rescue the latest efforts for peace in the region. For more tonight I’m joined from Jerusalem by Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem bureau chief for “The New York Times.” Ethan, thanks for your time. Good to have you on the […]
Tavis talks with counterinsurgency specialist and one of the architects of the U.S. surge in Iraq.
Paradise Beneath Her Feet author assesses the role of women in changing the Middle East.
Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign to Help Afghan Women and Girls explains the connection between the Taliban and women in Afghanistan.
Indiana senator weighs in on Solicitor General Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court and discusses Afghanistan President Karzai’s visit to the U.S. this week.
Talk about a celebration. Iraqis took to the streets to celebrate step one in U.S. troop withdrawal—removing U.S. troops from cities and towns across the country. June 30th was declared “National Sovereignty Day” as Iraqi security forces took over control of Iraqi cities from U.S. troops six years after the U.S.-led invasion. Seemingly emphasizing just […]
President Obama’s highly anticipated speech Thursday morning in Cairo has received a variety of responses from communities in the Middle East. Obama began his speech with the Arabic greeting “As-Salamu Alaykum” and attempted to balance competing interests throughout the region in his address. How successful he was at doing that remains to be seen. But […]