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Babel will take you beyond the headlines to discuss what’s really happening in the Middle East and North Africa. It features regional experts who explain what’s going on, provide context on pivotal developments, and highlight trends you may have missed. Jon Alterman, senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the podcast along with his two colleagues, ...
 
The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences which separate and distinguish the ways of life and political and ideological perspectives of people in that part of the world. Co-hosted by Malihe and Mira.
 
Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sand ...
 
In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into co ...
 
The McKinsey Podcast, our new flagship podcast series, takes you inside our global firm, and features conversations with experts on issues that matter most in business and management. McKinsey & Company is a management-consulting firm that helps businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations realize their most important goals. Topics covered in this series include strategy, technology, leadership, marketing, operations, organization, and the role of business in society.
 
Andrew Parasiliti, president of the award-winning news site Al-Monitor, interviews newsmakers each week from the US and Middle East about the latest news and trends in the region, with additional commentary from Al-Monitor’s ‘on-the-ground’ correspondents. Andrew has been writing about, and traveling in, the Middle East for over three decades, meeting and interviewing the region’s top political and civil society leaders. Since obtaining his PH.D from Johns Hopkins University, he has held app ...
 
Venturing through 90+ countries, we’ve discovered one commonality. From Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East to Eastern Europe, there are growing tech startup ecosystems transforming the world. Emerging market startups are generating market-creating innovations, leapfrogging Silicon Valley’s innovations, and solving local problems faster than governments. Join us to hear from startup ecosystem champions, entrepreneurs and investors in emerging markets. We discuss what makes these mar ...
 
BULAQ is a podcast about contemporary writing from and about the Middle East and North Africa. We talk about books written in Aleppo, Cairo, Marrakech and beyond. We look at the Arab region through the lens of literature, and we look at literature -- what it does, why it matters, how it relates to society and history and politics -- from the point of view of this part of the world. BULAQ is hosted by Ursula Lindsey and M Lynx Qualey and co-produced by Sowt.
 
Grow in Grace is the Radio ministry of The Packinghouse Christian Fellowship in Redlands California. Ed Rea has been the senior pastor for almost two decades. He can be seen by streaming webcast on Sunday mornings, and you can hear his teaching by web cast at the church web site www.thepackinghouse.org. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East sharing the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
 
The Drivetime Show is hosted by Shafiq Morton and has a national and international flavour. During the show the interviews will focus on issues making news nationally, be it the enquiry into the Arms Deal to the current famine in the Horn of Africa. The after five interview on Drivetime, will usually be the analysis slot where the biggest story of the day or week is analyzed. During this show listener participation is encourage via the station’s sms facility.
 
This is a fortnightly topical podcast show for L&D professionals. Each episode David James will be discussing and debating topics affecting the profession today, alongside various guests. David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. As well as being the Chief Learning Strategist at Looop, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around mo ...
 
Silah Report is a non-commercial research project exploring contemporary and historical small arms & light weapons in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), and Central Asia regions. A project of Armament Research Services (ARES), Silah Report is committed to producing original, regionally focused content. Silah is the Turkish word for ‘weapon’, coming from the Arabic and Farsi, “سلاح”. Silah Report is committed to producing timely, regionally focused content that educates our readership abo ...
 
With a deep and eclectic approach to dance music, Borak is known for his genre-bending acts formed with the influence of the farthest borders of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. As a first encounter with music, Borak played in rock bands as a lead guitarist. Since his first days of engaging in musical instruments, he has always been fascinated by the sensations of world music. Borak started his musical career as a radio host and DJ at Turkey Power FM, creating underground da ...
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/545 Wisdom for the Heart is an international Bible-teaching ministry based on the sermons of Dr. Stephen Davey. The broadcast Wisdom for the Heart is heard on more than 300 radio stations throughout the United States, as well as transmitted to the Middle East (Arabic), Europe (English), Latin America (Spanish), and Africa (Swahili).
 
Voices of the Middle East and North Africa is a weekly program hosted by Malihe Razazan and Mira Nabulsi. It explores the richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa through a complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences. Voices of the Middle East and North Africa airs on KPFA radio, 94.1 FM, in Berkeley, CA. Online on kpfa.org or subscribe to iTunes.
 
100 Million Horses, Donkeys And Mules Support 600 Million Of The World's Poorest People. At Brooke USA, our mission is to significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Caribbean by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need. We do this through a holistic approach to funding which includes capacity building, sustainability programming, female empowe ...
 
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) seeks to improve the quality of life, promote pluralism, and enhance self-reliance in poor and marginalised communities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. AKF strives to enhance agriculture and food security, promote early childhood development and access to quality education, improve health and nutrition, advance economic inclusion, and strengthen civil society. Working in partnership with communities, governments and others, for over 50 years, AKF’s long-ter ...
 
Established in September 2018, the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies draws together staff and students from across King’s College London working on the Middle East and North Africa. Based in a dozen departments, its over 30 faculty members produce world-class research on every country in the region. They are routinely asked by policy makers, civil society groups and media outlets both in the UK and elsewhere to provide expert analysis on events and developments in this important part of th ...
 
A podcast series analysing events in the Middle East and North Africa. The main contributor to the programme is Dr Harry Hagopian - an international lawyer and political commentator who's a consultant on the region to the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales. Dr Hagopian is also a consultant to the Middle East Council of Churches. A main focus of the programme is an examination of the Christian realities in the region.
 
Spanning a period of nearly 1500 years, this monumental work of history tracks the orbit of one of the greatest Empires of all time. The sheer scale and sweep of the narrative is breathtaking in its ambitious scope and brings to vivid life the collapse of a magnificent military, political and administrative structure. Proceeding at a brisk pace, the original fourteen volumes describe debauched emperors, corrupt practices, usurpers and murderers, bloody battles, plunder and loot, barbarian ho ...
 
Spanning a period of nearly 1500 years, this monumental work of history tracks the orbit of one of the greatest Empires of all time. The sheer scale and sweep of the narrative is breathtaking in its ambitious scope and brings to vivid life the collapse of a magnificent military, political and administrative structure. Proceeding at a brisk pace, the original fourteen volumes describe debauched emperors, corrupt practices, usurpers and murderers, bloody battles, plunder and loot, barbarian ho ...
 
The official podcast of AHIF, which is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the only annual hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa.
 
This podcast series explores books with ideas for positive social and environmental change. Each month we feature a book and an interview with its author. The interviews give an insight on what’s behind the book, the ideas, challenges and discoveries, and why it matters. Series 2 has a particular focus on exploring the lived experiences of people affected by the issues discussed. Episodes are published on the first Wednesday of every month. Send your comments and suggestions to betweenthelin ...
 
Overwatch, an Institute for the Study of War podcast, goes beyond the news headlines to give listeners analysis and commentary on issues related to U.S. national security and American foreign policy. The episodes feature discussions with experts and practitioners to explore what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the U.S.
 
A girl attended a 3-day church camp, and didn’t hear “jack”, her mind was everywhere else but present, she was so distracted and just going with the motion, then she hears “let’s bow our heads in prayer” The speaker spoke in a still but soothing voice “I want you to focus on what really matters... Phil 1:10” And that simple statement sparked a question and a desire that she now tries to live by. I was that girl, that girl is me:) The goal is to build a bridge that connects everyone across al ...
 
Maghrib in Past & Present | Podcasts is a forum in which artists, writers, and scholars from North Africa, the United States, and beyond can present their ongoing and innovative research on and cultural activities in the Maghrib. The podcasts are based on lectures or performances before live audiences across the Maghrib. Aiming to project the scientific and cultural dynamism of research in and on North Africa into the classroom, we too hope to reach a wider audience across the globe.
 
Migrant Stories is about Dignity. Storytelling. Respect. Awaken It's also about using the art of sacred journalism to repair and heal one's dignity. Most importantly, it's about using the power of up-close and in-depth storytelling to foster a culture of respect and awaken the world to one of the most pressing and under-reported issues of our time.
 
The Irregular Warfare Podcast explores an important component of war throughout history. Small wars, drone strikes, special operations forces, counterterrorism, proxies—this podcast covers the full range of topics related to irregular war and features in-depth conversations with guests from the military, academia, and the policy community. The podcast is a collaboration between the Modern War Institute at West Point and Princeton's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.
 
A weekly program featuring music from all over the world, with an emphasis on new releases and classic sounds from Latin America, the Caribbean, USA, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and all points in between. The program will include every musical genre: traditional and roots music, popular music, jazz, classical, avant-garde and vintage classic.
 
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The US is routinely confronted with crises that worsen and expand in scope over time. Modern technology and global interconnectedness have made these self-reinforcing crises increasingly common and intractable. In this episode of Overwatch, Emily Estelle discusses this phenomenon and the danger it presents to US national security.…
 
On this episode of Instant Coffee, Co-producer of Instant Coffee, Nadine Almanasfi, talks to Omnia Shawkat about arts and culture in Sudan, and the country's unique position between Africa and the Arab World. Omnia is co-founder of Andariya, a bilingual digital cultural platform from and on Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.https://www.andariya.com/…
 
The year is 2086 and the planet's last inhabitants are grappling with submerged continents, a lethal virus and barren soils. That's the premise for "Last Words", Jonathan Nossiter's latest film which was part of this year's official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The director joins us in the studio to tell us more about making movies on the…
 
Agriculture is the largest employer in India, with nearly 50 percent of the country's workforce employed in it in one form or another. But this crucial sector is reeling from a spate of farmer suicides – one of the highest rates in the world. Our correspondents report from Punjab, India's breadbasket and one of the worst affected states, to find ou…
 
IN THE PRESS – Wednesday, October 21, 2020: As France prepares to hold a ceremony honouring slain history teacher Samuel Paty, papers focus on the struggle teachers face in addressing Islamist extremism. We also look at Canada's "lobster war" between commercial and indigenous fishermen, plus reports that artificial intelligence is being used to cre…
 
It's been one year since anti-government protests broke out in Lebanon. They resulted in the resignation of the country's Prime Minister Saad Hariri. However, the sectarian system of politics that protesters wanted changed remains intact today. Frustrations in the country came bubbling to the surface two months ago after a deadly blast rocked Beiru…
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/545/29Every believer is part of the universal church, united in faith with our brothers and sisters around the globe. And, although it may be against our radical individualistic culture, we are also called to belong to a local church family. In this lesson, Pastor Davey el…
 
The US Justice Department is suing Google, accusing the tech giant of running a monopoly on internet search markets, harming both consumers and competitors. As a remedy, the government is seeking "structural relief": anything from fines to a potential break-up of Google. Also, the World Economic Forum has bold new projections about automation and t…
 
France is holding a national tribute to Samuel Paty, the history teacher murdered outside his school because of a class he gave on freedom of speech in which he showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. We spoke to Gabriel Lattanzio, an English teacher at a secondary school on the outskirts of Paris. For him, the fact that some people, including par…
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters: Declassified host Michael Morell interviews Kristin Wood, career analyst and manager of analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. Wood looks back at the time she spent as Scooter Libby's briefer and Vice President Cheney's backup briefer. Both roles she played during the time of the 9/11 attacks. Post 9/11…
 
Steven Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses why the US needs to stay in the Middle East, but with a bit more realism; how to contain Iran; his personal observations and assessment of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; and why the US needs a new embassy in Iraq.…
 
Nigerian soldiers have opened fire on protesters in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos, according to witnesses. Authorities have imposed a curfew over the growing protests against policy brutality and the police chief has deployed an anti-riot squad. Also, the Ugandan militia group ADF is blamed for a huge prison break in eastern DR…
 
A turning point for Thailand? For the seventh day, pro-democracy activists in Bangkok braved a ban on demonstrating, despite a tightening of the screws on independent media. Why are young people so determined? How does the biggest mass mobilisation since a 2014 coup differ from the past?By François PICARD
 
With only two weeks before the US presidential election, the focus is on Joe Biden and how he would change US foreign policy.Seen as the foreign policy showdown, the two candidates have very fundamentally different visions of what the world should look like and what American leadership in the world should look like.The world according to Trump is o…
 
The Zondo commission's investigators want to analyse the bank accounts of police minister Bheki Cele and companies linked to him.Four companies linked to Cele have been flagged, three of which he is still active director.The commission has sent subpoenas to major banks to have a look at Cele's financial records at the above companies.On line is for…
 
This week Jon is joined by Hassan Hassan, director of the program on non-state actors in geopolitics at the Center for Global Policy and the editor-in-chief of its new online journal, Newlines Magazine. Hassan talks to Jon about his late colleague, Hisham al-Hashimi, and the research Hisham was conducting on the rise of Shi'ite militias in Iraq. Th…
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/545/29As we look around our nation today, it's evident that the culture is shifting ever farther from the foundation of God's Word. But instead of hiding away in fear or stewing in anger about our dark world, we have a great opportunity to be a lighthouse of Truth. To stan…
 
The vegetable garden of the Château de Villandry, with its 27,000 spring vegetables, is one of the stars of France's Loire Valley. For more than 20 years, it's been a UNESCO World Heritage site. The gardeners will soon need to plant the summer flowers: it's a race against the clock. Meanwhile, at the Château de Rivau, visitors can discover the beau…
 
A statue of General Baquedano in Chile, which was painted and repainted red during demonstrations, has become a symbol of sometimes violent protests in the country. But first: the beheaded teacher in France was the "victim of an angry social media campaign", according to Reuters. In other news, a cat geoglyph that dates back to 200-100 BC has been …
 
Tens of thousands of people rallied in Paris and cities across France on Sunday in solidarity with a secondary school teacher who was beheaded outside his school in an attack that shocked the country.Samuel Paty was killed on Friday, after he discussed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed with students during a civic class.Friday's attack was the secon…
 
Armenia's President Armen Sarkissian spoke to FRANCE 24 from the capital Yerevan, as the conflict between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh continues to claim civilian lives. Sarkissian accused Azerbaijan of having "started a war" and violating the two recent ceasefires. He also claimed that Turkey "has a …
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/545/29As we look around our nation today, it's evident that the culture is shifting ever farther from the foundation of God's Word. But instead of hiding away in fear or stewing in anger about our dark world, we have a great opportunity to be a lighthouse of Truth. To stan…
 
Bass culture and folk Panjyaab, satisfying your soul. Delivering mighty sounds to drive your emotions, Panjabi style. Standing for Panjab and Panjabiyat against the mass privatization of the agricultural industry. "If you go to Pardes, dont ever forget your Des, your Boli, and your Bhes”, Malkit Singh. Panjab In My Eye Episode 9, featuring artists …
 
This week, we are speaking to Quilt.AI Founder and Chief Product Officer, Dr. Angad Chowdhry on What AI Told Us About COVID-19. Quilt.AI describe the internet as “a repository of human behaviour, opinions, preferences, and social interactions.” Their team of Anthropologists, semioticians, designers, engineers, data scientists and mathematicians are…
 
Indonesia is the world’s 4th most populated country with almost 280 million people. Its enormous size plus strong economy has enabled its exploding tech ecosystem with 6 unicorns in just 4 years. The largest being ride hailing superapp, Go-jek, valued at $10B. No surprise given Indonesians are obsessed with mobile tech and internet penetration stan…
 
In this episode we discuss the importance and functioning of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Assessing the scientific basis of climate change The role of experts and governments in the IPCC review process Climate change mitigation and adaptation in the face of social inequalities Our guest Dr Thelma Krug is considered one of t…
 
ALAN CHONG AND QUANG MIN PHAMCritical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road InitiativePALGRAVE MACMILLAN 2020October 16, 2020 James M. DorseyPolitical scientists Alan Chong and Quang Min Pham bring with their edited volume, Critical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020), originality as well as dimensions and pers…
 
Azerbaijan says dozens have been killed in attacks on civilians by Armenia. The attacks have continued despite a Russia-brokered ceasefire, which has all but collapsed. We discuss the latest in this ongoing conflict between the two countries over the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region.Plus, the abandoned coastal town of Maras in the Turkish Republic …
 
Azerbaijan says Armenia continues to target civilian settlements in an act of war crimes and despite the a Russia-backed ceasefire to end the fighting over the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region. We discuss the latest in the fighting that threatens that has thrown the region into a crisis. Guests: Farid ShafiyevFormer Azerbaijani Ambassador Idil Tunc…
 
On November 3, US citizens will elect their new president. The country is currently dealing with racial and social tensions, as well as environmental issues and the challenges brought forth by the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 200,000 Americans. With so much at stake, this election is set to be crucial in shaping the country’s fut…
 
For almost half a century, entry was forbidden into the abandoned coastal town of Maras located in a military zone in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The area, once known as the 'Las Vegas of the Mediterranean,' has partially reopened to the public and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara is ready to support the Turkish Cypri…
 
The French government is trying a new tack: a 9 pm to 6 am curfew for nine metropolitan areas including Paris. The idea this time is to keep schools open, to keep businesses open, to allow the French to travel for the autumn recess holidays. It is hard to be 20 in 2020, the French president said in his remarks on Wednesday evening. Emmanuel Macron …
 
The French government is trying a new tack: a 9 pm to 6 am curfew for nine metropolitan areas including Paris. The idea this time is to keep schools open, to keep businesses open, to allow the French to travel for the autumn recess holidays. It is hard to be 20 in 2020, the French president said in his remarks on Wednesday evening. Emmanuel Macron …
 
"The European Union will exhaust all margins to have an agreement before the end of the transition period," the Vice President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, says as the rhetoric on Brexit heats up between Britain and the EU. Speaking to FRANCE 24, Schinas says Britain must now decide whether it prefers "a robust commercial relatio…
 
This week, as France grapples with a second wave of the coronavirus, what is the state of French medical research? Is the industry short on funds? And where is France in the race to develop a vaccine and potential treatments? We look at what work has been done so far in France to develop a safe, effective vaccine against Covid-19.…
 
Today's book bring to life the untold story behind the release of Nelson Mandela, as revealed in previously top- secret records. Kobie Coetsee, minister of justice at the time, kept an archive on “Prisoner 913”, on which the authors draw to retell the story. This is history as it actually happened, as opposed to how it has been portrayed up to now,…
 
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