Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor are reporting that an Iranian opposition group, Mujahedin Khalgh Organization of Iran (aka MKO, MEK, PMOI, NCRI,...) has spent millions of dollars booking American and European politicians to support their campaign to reverse European Union and State Department's decision to list them as a foreign terrorist organization. Voices of the Middle East's Goudarz Eghtedari interviews Jamal Abdi, policy director with National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and Dr.
After 6 months of heavy bombardment by and military assistance from NATO and some Arab countries Libyan capital Tripoli fell and now is under the control of the Libyan Transitional National Council. Countries from all across the world have recognized the TNC as the only representative of the people of Libya, but the struggle is not over. Several cities are still in control of the forces loyal to colonel Ghadafi and the African Union is still refusing to recognize what has replaced one of the friendlier leaders of the African nations.
In this program Goudarz Eghtedari of the Voices of the Middle East interviews Professor Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco, an authority in the Middle East Studies www.stephenzunes.org, and Mahdi Darius Nazemoroaya, a sociologist and research associate with the Center for Research on Globalization, www.globalresearch.ca, who has been reporting from within the country for the past 3 months on dispatch by Global Research and Pacifica.
An overview of the Arab Spring during 2011 from Tunisia to Bahrain and beyond.
An interview with Nada Alwadi, a Bahraini journalist and researcher with the International Center for Non-violent Conflicts, and with Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya a sociologist and correspondent for Global Research, a Canadian research institute. Nada was in Bahrain during the uprising and Mahdi was in Libya during the NATO bombardment.
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization was granted The Prize of the Mexican Press Club (Club de Periodistas de Mexico) for his outstanding achievements and writings as a War Correspondent for the Independent media.
A live interview with Professor William Beeman, University of Minnesota, and Reza Marashi, Policy Director with National Iranian American Council on issues related to sanctions and threats of war with Iran. Panel also reviewed President Obama's change of policy on Iran from negotiations to pressure and hostile track.
Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama administration toward Iran failed? Was the Bush administration's emphasis on military intervention, refusal to negotiate, and pursuit of regime change a better approach? How can the United States best address the ongoing turmoil in Tehran? This book provides a definitive and comprehensive analysis of the Obama administration's early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses the best way to move toward more positive relations between the two discordant states.
As president Morsi calls the peoples assembly to start its role in legislation until the new constitution draft is put to vote, the constitutional court and Council of the Army insist that the assembly is null and can not resume. An interview with Professor Mohammed Aman, University of Wisconsin, and Professor Nader Hashemi, University of Denver, with regards to recent presidential elections and current struggle between the popular revolution and the military establishment that claims the control of the country.