Monday, January 28, 2008

30 Jan & 03 Feb 2008

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"The American moment is not over, but it must be seized anew... A strong military is, more than anything, necessary to sustain peace...we must become better prepared to put boots on the ground in order to take on foes on a global scale...I will not hesitate to use force unilaterally, if necessary, to protect the American people or our vital interests...We must also consider using military force in circumstances beyond self-defense, in order to provide for the common security that underpins global stability - to support friends, participate in stability and reconstruction operations, or confront mass atrocities." (Barack Obama to Foreign Affairs magazine)

Live interview with Ira Chernus, professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of Monsters To Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin (Paradigm Publishers, 2006). Prof. Chernus joins MEP to talk about Pakistan and the coming elections, Iraq, Iran, Israel, democracy and , of course, whether the American foreign policy in the Middle East will change with a new president. Listen to the interview

The Lodging House, winner of the 2003 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is a novel by Khairy Shalaby, translated to English by Farouk Abdel Wahab (a publication of The American Univeristy in Cairo Press, December 2006). A review by Susana Tarbush (Banipal Magazine). Listen

"Iranian Cinema: Art, Society and the State": a live interview with Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a freelance anthropologist, researcher and filmmaker, a research associate at the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS, in London. Listen to the interview

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Related articles:
US Hypocrisy, and Worse, on Pakistan Democracy
"The Lodging House" by Khairy Shalaby, a review.
"Iranian Cinema: Art, Society and the State"

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