Newsclick Production, November 29,2013
Newsclick in conversation with Aijaz Ahmad, senior political analyst, discusses the developments in West Asia, the present scenario in Syria and Iran's negotiations with the P5+1 countries on the nuclear issue. Ahmad feels that the situation is very fluid in West Asia. Geneva 2 is not likely to happen in the near future. The Israeli-Saudi scenario indicates that since they are losing in Syria, they now want to expand the war into Lebanon. They think that the way to pin down Syria, Hezbollah and Iran is to activate the battlefield in Lebanon. Ahmad also says that the defeat of Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey has brought about what appears to be a sea-change in Turkish policy. They are now supporting the American initiative in the nuclear talks with Iran.
Prabir Purkayastha, October 3,2013
Soon after the military strikes on Syria was forestalled, negotiations between the US and Iran have started. Has the US really changed course in West Asia or is it only a temporary tactical shift with goals of regime change in both Syria and Iran still remaining constant?
Newsclick Production, June 22, 2013
Newsclick discusses with Vijay Prashad, eminent writer and commentator, the current developments in Turkey. He says the main contradiction in Turkey at present is between democracy and authoritarianism. He also analyses Turkey's position in West Asia today.
Newsclick Production, April 9, 2013
Newsclick discusses with Vijay Prashad the current developments on Syrian crisis. Arms supplies by the Western powers to the rebels have gone up and their allies are taking up more aggressive positions on Syria. There are attempts being made by the Western media to create an environment which would find a justification for a military intervention in Syria.
Nadia Hijab, March 28, 2013
If the US stops Genie Energy from going ahead with oil contract, it invites the wrath of myriad pro-Israel groups.
Newsclick Production, March 22, 2013
Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Advisor to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, in a talk hosted by the Centre for Policy Analysis, answers the questions of journalists and people eager to have a deep understanding of the factors responsible for the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Adam Shatz, Courtesy: lbr blog, January 28, 2013
Bab al-Shams was no ordinary village, but a tent encampment set up by Palestinian activists, a number of them veterans of the Popular Resistance Committees who have been organising weekly demonstrations against the ‘separation fence’ in the villages of Bil’in and Nil’in.
Newsclick Production, January 16, 2013
Prof. Vijay Prashad discusses with NewsClick the developments taking place in Syria. He says the humanitarian situation inside and outside Syria (of Syrian refugees) is abysmal. Prof. Prashad says US is bleeding Syria, as it is difficult to tackle it militarily because Syria has built up a formidable air defense system..
Newsclick Production, January 6, 2012
Magid Shihade and Sunaina Maira focus on the question of Palestine, through a discussion of the Israeli settler colony and its impact on native Palestinians, neighbouring Arabs, and the ramifications for Asia and Africa. The need for Third World unity to counter this Western colonial structure will be examined, as will the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement around the world. The talk will also touch on Indian-Zionist alliances in the US as well as the involvement of diasporic South Asians in the Palestine solidarity movement.
Vijay Prashad, Courtesy: Jadaliyya, December 14, 2012
Our enemies did not cross our borders
They crept through our weakness like ants.
-- Nizar Qabbani, “Footnotes to the Book of Setback”
(‘ala Daftar al-Naksah), 1967.
III. Western Plans.