Tag: Middle East
Airdate: February 14, 2011

Middle East specialist assesses post-Mubarak Egypt and offers his thoughts on whether the military will actually hand over power to a civilian authority.

Airdate: December 10, 2010

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.’

October 22nd, 2010

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.

Airdate: September 29, 2010

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 […]

Airdate: July 15, 2010

Tavis talks with counterinsurgency specialist and one of the architects of the U.S. surge in Iraq.

Airdate: June 16, 2010

Paradise Beneath Her Feet author assesses the role of women in changing the Middle East.

Airdate: May 11, 2010

Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign to Help Afghan Women and Girls explains the connection between the Taliban and women in Afghanistan.

Airdate: May 10, 2010

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.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
June 30th, 2009

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 […]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
June 4th, 2009

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 […]

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