Middle East

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

4/15/14 Panel


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Stephen Kinzer To Speak At Siena College

  Author and journalist, Stephen Kinzer, will be speaking at 2:30 pm on the Siena College Campus this afternoon. The event is sponsored by Women Against War.

Kinzer will discuss his new book, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their Secret World War. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror.

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent, formerly with the New York Times, and a bestselling author of books on American foreign policy in Central America, Rwanda, Turkey, and Iran.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri January 3, 2014

"My Promised Land: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Israel" By Ari Shavit

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, is a deeply personal narrative history of the state of Israel by Ari Shavit - one of the most influential Israeli journalist writing about the Middle East today.

As it examines the complexity and the contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions- Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? And can Israel survive?

Shavit draws on an almost 30 year long careered delve into his countries most defining conflicts, ambitions, successes, and disappointments- as well as to explore his own families history, and the story of other ordinary individuals.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Best Of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Scott Anderson's "Lawrence in Arabia"

  Based on years of intensive primary document research, Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. Sweeping in its action, keen in its portraiture, acid in its condemnation of the destruction wrought by European colonial plots, this is a book that brilliantly captures the way in which the folly of the past creates the anguish of the present.

Scott Anderson is an American novelist, journalist, and a veteran war correspondent.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney

  Military action in Syria could mean a new chapter in the Middle East.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there are no good options for the U.S.

Hudson Valley News
10:01 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Institute Receives Grant for Psychological First Aid Program In The Middle East

A grant awarded to the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at the State University of New York at New Paltz will help a program in the Middle East.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson

    The Middle East is in a precarious state.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he opposes military intervention in Syria.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed May 15, 2013

"Beyond War" by David Rohde

    In Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Rohde distills eleven years of expert reporting into a call for change.

An incisive look at the evolving nature of war, Rohde exposes how a dysfunctional Washington squandered billions on contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, neglected its true allies in the war on terror and failed to employ its most potent nonmilitary weapons.

Commentary & Opinion
12:38 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Herbert London: Egypt, Syria & Israel

Independence Day marked a major event in Israel’s history: A 65th Anniversary, a day of pomp, ceremony and remembrance. But it is also a day to take stock of Israel’s strategic position in the Middle East. Despite the relative calm, there are storm clouds on the horizon.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:07 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Herbert London: The Syrian Cesspool and U.S. Inaction

If one wants to understand what happens in world affairs when the U.S. sits on the sidelines unsure of its role and even its interest, Syria is an excellent case study. Now that a civil war has struck every corner of that country, Bashar Assad and his military force have killed at least 70,000 people, many rebels and may innocent bystanders.

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