Prabir Purkayastha, November 28,2013
The negotiations between Iran and nominally P5+1, but in reality the US, have led to an interim accord in which Iran will temporarily restrict its nuclear program and the US will ease some of the sanctions on Iran. This is prelude to a permanent agreement which will spell out the terms on which Iran can continue its enrichment program and the complete lifting of all sanctions on Iran.
Newsclick Production, November 19,2013
Political analyst Aijaz Ahmad from Newsclick speaks to Haifa Zangana, famous Iraqi writer, artist and political activist about her works, her life and her experiences when she was imprisoned under the Saddam Hussein regime. In her first novel, Dreaming of Baghdad, Zangana recollects memories and experiences of incarceration, torture, exile and relentless political activism both inside and outside Iraq.
Newsclick India, October 4,2013
Speaking on Energy, Oil and Geopolitics at a panel discussion on “ Idea of India: A People's Agenda” oganised by the Centre for Policy Analysis in New Delhi, Mani Shankar Aiyar says the equivalent of coal and iron ore in the 21st century is oil and gas. He emphasises on building an Asian Oil and Gas Community and says the sense that the gas present in this region has to be used by the countries of the region, is largely absent from the diplomacy of the countries of Asia. Aiyer says India let the oil diplomacy wither on the vine by getting involved with the geopolitics of others. The most tangible manifestation was to be the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline.
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, September 21,2013
The grim prospect of a war on Syria has been forestalled for now. The US Congress and the British Parliament have given a red signal to the attack on Syria. Prof. Aijaz Ahmad, senior political analyst discussing the developments around Syria with Newsclick, says that the international isolation of the US in this entire exercise was extraordinary. It is for the first time since the World War II that an American President wanted to launch a war and was prevented. He says that this is a defeat for the Israeli lobby in the US Congress. Ahmad feels that these changes will have profound consequences in Central Asia in the balance of power, in that both Russia and China could possibly gain.
Prabir Purkayastha & Rishab Bailey, Courtesy:frontline.in, June 28, 2013
Edward Snowden, a 29 year former employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, a defence contractor in the United States, has blown the cover off the vast snooping empire that the US has built.
Newsclick Production, June 22, 2013
The United States has provided more arms to the rebel groups claiming that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the militants.
The rhetoric on Syrian chemical weapons is similar to the false charges against Iraq on WMDs in the run-up to the 2003 US-led invasion. The investigations of the UN Human Rights Committee have reported that it cannot confirm the US claim on Syria chemical weapons. Russia and China have made clear that any attempt at a replay of Iraq or of Libya will not be allowed through the UN Security Council.
Newsclick talks to Vijay Prashad, eminent writer and commentator, on the developments in Syria. Prashad says that the policy of the US and the Nato powers, it seems, is to bleed Syria to ultimately weaken the Hezbollah and Iran.
Newsclick Production, May 21, 2013
Elections in Pakistan are over. Though the mandate is regional, as no party has shown a nation wide presence, PML-N has attained a majority in Pakistan’s national assembly after 18 independent candidates joined the party. D. Raghunandan of Newsclick.in discusses the factors governing the present political environment of Pakistan with the senior journalist Seema Mustafa.
Ibrahim al-Amin, May 13, 2013
Israel’s Sunday air strikes on military targets in Damascus has led to much speculation about the motives behind the attack and whether Syria – or its Iranian or Hezbollah allies – will respond in kind.
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.