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Best Middle East Institute podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Middle East Institute podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Ayn Rand Institute Live features a wide range of fascinating topics recorded at live events—all from the unique perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. ARI experts and guest speakers bring new insights to complex topical issues, such as freedom of speech and the Middle East, or delve into important subjects in philosophy, ethics, psychology, culture, the arts, and more.
 
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is a leading research center for the ancient Middle East. The museum houses some 350,000 artifacts — around 5,000 of which are on display — excavated mainly by OI archaeologists. Founded in 1919, at a time when the Middle East was called the Orient, the OI has pioneered innovative excavations and comprehensive dictionary projects that chronicle ancient civilizations. The Oriental Institute Museum aims to understand, reveal, and protect anci ...
 
The Richardson Institute is the oldest Peace Studies centre in the UK and was established in 1959 in the spirit of the Quaker scientist, Lewis Fry Richardson. The Richardson Institute is an interdisciplinary forum for research on peace and conflict based within the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. Run by Dr Simon Mabon, the Institute has a number of podcasts available on this channel. The first is SEPADPod, part of SEPAD, the Sectarianism, Proxies and ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Fault Lines examines national security and foreign policy issues with expert perspectives from across the political spectrum. This motley crew will examine national security and foreign policy issues with perspectives from across the political spectrum, finding points of agreement and – often –disagreement along the way. Our regular cast of foreign policy experts includes Jodi Herman, Jamil Jaffer, Dana Stroul, and Lester Munson. Tune in to learn more about the issues dominating headlines an ...
 
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska institutet - UI) is an independent platform for research, analysis and information on international relations and foreign policy. The Institute's mission is to inform and enrich the public debate by promoting interest in and knowledge of international relations and foreign policy. This mission is pursued through our research, seminars, Utrikesmagasinet (UI's online forum for analysis and opinion) and by presence in the media. P ...
 
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 ...
 
Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth ...
 
Expert perspectives on global issues. Sound Discussion podcast offers analysis and commentary by leaders, policymakers and scholars to help inform audiences and shape policy considerations to address pressing political, economic, cyberspace and security issues in regions such as Russia, Asia Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East and the Balkans. EWI is a global network of influential stakeholders committed to and engaged in building trust and preventing conflict around the world.
 
On Asia Inside Out, experts and guests of the Asia Society Policy Institute take you beyond the policy headlines to provide an insider’s view on regional and global affairs. Featuring interviews with with informed observers and decision-makers from across the Asia-Pacific region, Asia Inside Out gives you a fresh take on Asian politics and policy. Subscribe today, and find an archive of our episodes below.
 
"Decision Points” is a new Washington Institute podcast that tells the story of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Today, Israel is regarded as America’s close ally in the Middle East, a region with the near-constant threat of conflict. But the roots of today’s U.S. policy with Israel reach far back into history, and are much more tumultuous than they seem. David Makovsky is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow in The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relat ...
 
Policy Talk is a public affairs podcast that brings unique analysis and fresh insights to some of the most complex and urgent foreign and domestic policy challenges facing America and our allies today. Each episode features a deeply knowledgeable expert in an engaging, in-depth conversation about a specific public policy topic. Policy Talk seeks to educate and inform listeners who care about key public policy questions so they can better participate in the consequential debates occurring in ...
 
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 ...
 
Have you ever wondered about the visual remains of past centuries that still survive in our cities and countryside today? Are you baffled by modern art? This collection provides you with insights into different aspects of art and visual culture between the Middle Ages and the present day. You will discover the wonders of medieval stained glass and learn how East meets West in a Byzantine icon. You will be introduced to the splendours of Baroque architecture and be taken on a tour of a specta ...
 
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If the word conservative means anything, it means conserving and not wasting money. Especially public money. How long can politicians claim to be conservative when they studiously avoid looking at obvious waste? Billions, hundreds of billions, trillions. On the first The post Worshiping Waste As Long as It’s Military Waste appeared first on Keeping…
 
This weekend, news broke that Russia was offering bounties to Taliban-linked militias for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan. Dana, Jamil, Les, and first time guest Loren Dealy Mahler, NSI Visiting Fellow and former director of legislative affairs at the National Security Council, discuss how America should respond to these revelations and the rece…
 
Scott Coleman, John Fleming, and Chris Kubecka join guest host Michael Sexton, Director of MEI's Cyber Program, to discuss critical infrastructure security in the MENA region. What is critical infrastructure security and what are the broader implications on cybersecurity in the Middle East?By Middle East Institute
 
Objectivism is a "philosophy for living on earth" as Ayn Rand wrote. In this discussion, Ms. Agarwal and Mr. Tsfany relate how they understand the process of implementing Rand's philosophy in one's life and career. The conversation covers aspects of discovering, defining and pursuing a life of purpose and, consequently, happiness and fulfillment. T…
 
The hiring by Saudi Arabia of an international public relations firm to counter doubts about Mohammed bin Salman’s $500 billion USD dream of a futuristic city on the Red Sea suggests that the kingdom’s economic and financial crisis has not dampened his penchant for big ticket, high-profile projects.By James M. Dorsey
 
Danny Danon, permanent representative of Israel to the United Nations, and Riyad Mansour, permanent observer of Palestine to the United Nations, talk about the prospects for annexation, the extension of Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the potential reaction in the region, the Trump Administration’s peace plan, and the …
 
The similarities are uncanny and deeply disturbing: Kaiser Wilhelm II and Donald Trump share an amazing number of attributes. Such as fascination with and envy of more powerful people, the need to belittle other heads of state, believing themselves physically The post Kaiser Wilhelm and Donald Trump: Brothers from Another Mother appeared first on K…
 
China was quick to aid coronavirus-stricken Sri Lanka. Chinese magnanimity and speed in responding to the Indian Ocean island’s request contrasted starkly with Beijing’s more measured response to Africa’s needs, widely expected to be the pandemic’s next hotspot.Geography was but one reason why China favoured the strategic island that straddles one …
 
The public is way ahead of politicians on this. Frightened of looking “soft on defense,” elected members of both parties duck and cover when polls show wide support for giving a serious haircut to the wild and woolly lands of The post “How Ya Gonna Pay for Medicare for All?” Here’s How appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Ryan McLean -- a final year PhD Student at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) in Northern Ireland -- discusses the evolution of China's climate change policy through the decades; current challenges and opportunities; global leadership on combating climate change; as well as COVID-19 pandemic's effect and potential development scenarios.…
 
Hafsa Halawa, Burcu Karakas, and Lina AbiRafeh join host Alistair Taylor to discuss the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic affects women and girls in the MENA region. While the virus has affected everyone, its gendered impact has been outsized and the fallout will likely exacerbate a host of existing issues affecting everything from health and …
 
Fault Lines welcomes Bishop Garrison, Director of National Security Outreach at Human Rights First and co-Founder and President of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy. Where do the diversity problems in national security come from? Why are some military bases named after confederate officers? How can individuals and organizations promote a m…
 
The Environment in Context podcast discusses the role of Islamic Financing in the development of the global Green Bond industry. In June 2017, Malaysia was the first country in the world to issue a green sukuk in order to finance a solar power plant. Sukuk are asset-backed financial certificates that were developed over a millenia ago, which are co…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Mohamad Hafeda, Reader at the Leeds School of Architecture (just got promoted last week), Leeds Beckett. I’m an artist and co founder of Febrik, a collaborative for participatory art and design research working on issues of refuge and spatial rights. Mohamad is the author of Negotiating Conflict in Leba…
 
In this talk, Dr. Adalja provides a guided tour of some of the most game-changing innovations that are on the horizon in the field of infectious disease. Using the field of infectious disease as a backdrop, he discusses such topics as the microbiome, universal flu vaccines, CRISPR-CAS gene editing, bacteriophages, antimicrobial resistance, and immu…
 
HE Meshal Al-Thani, Qatar’s ambassador to the United States, talks about the prospects for reconciliation with Qatar’s neighbors; US-Qatar relations; Israeli-Palestinian issues; Iran, plans for the World Cup, and how his country is managing with COVID-19.
 
The Trump administration’s quest to curb relationships between its allies in the Middle East and China offers a preview of how big power rivalry in the region is likely to unfold. It also suggests the limits on the United States’ ability to reduce its commitment to regional security.By James M. Dorsey
 
Myths of glory and young men achieving manliness through combat serve to obscure the inherent moral injury. Especially in this period of a perpetual state of war. Without clear good guys and greater good clearly accomplished, today’s soldiers, and the The post War Myths and Moral Injury appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Like other authoritarian regimes, the Russian government has taken full advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to spread disinformation. However, while the crisis may serve as a convenient backdrop for Moscow’s campaigns of disinformation, this is only a small part of a much larger trend. To make sense of this situation, MLI Senior Fellow Marcus Kolga …
 
Uncovering History Episode 7Awakening the Dead for Love Part 2 | Robert Ritner, Rowe Professor of Egyptology, and Foy Scalf, OIIn this episode Steven talks from home with Robert Ritner, the Rowe Professor of Egyptology, OI, and Foy Scalf, head of the OI research archives to continue the conversation about their recently published, and unique, eroti…
 
In this interview, which is featured as a part of the launch of the new Jadaliyya Environment page, Malihe Razazan speaks to four of the page's co-editors: Danya Al-Saleh, Brittany Cook, Huma Gupta, and Owain Lawson. They discuss critical approaches to covering the environment, what the new Jadaliyya page seeks to contribute to these conversations,…
 
A Turkish-US business council is projecting Turkey as a trading alternative to China with the help of influential US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close associate of President Donald J. Trump. The Turkish effort comes two weeks after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heralded a new era in long-strained relations with Washington.…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Irene Costandini, a Post-Doc Researcher at the University of Naples, l'Orientale. Irene is the author of Statebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa: The Aftermath of Regime Change (Routledge, 2018). On this episode, Simon and Irene talk about processes of state building and regime change in Iraq …
 
A web of relationships between Turkey, Russia, Iran, and China have to a significant degree shaped Middle Eastern and North African geopolitics. The fragility of those relationships, however, begs the question whether fluidity in regional geopolitics rather than paradigm shifts is, at least for now, the name of the game.…
 
MEI Non-Resident Scholar Imad Mansour and William Thompson, Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Indiana University, join host Alistair Taylor to talk about their new book, "Shocks and Rivalries in the Middle East and North Africa" (Georgetown University Press), and discuss the network of rivalries, conflict dynamics, and conflict de-escalati…
 
Militarized police against African Americans and Africans as well. There’s a sharp rise in consciousness from the murder of George Floyd witnessed by millions. The many resources in Africa have been a curse for that continent, according to our guest The post BLM Movement and Shut Down AFRICOM appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
In this episode, we explore the impact of sponsorship on football as a whole and the impact that globalized money from the Middle East has had on the club game. This includes the very humble beginnings of sponsorship on football shirts, a review of some of the classic kits to emerge in the era of sponsored shirts, which big club was slowest to embr…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Rahaf Al Doughli, Lecturer in Middle East and North African Studies at Lancaster University and SEPAD Fellow. Rahaf is the author of a number of articles and a forthcoming book with Manchester University Press on masculinities in Syria. On this episode, Simon and Rahaf talk about literature, politics, m…
 
John Keats lived a tragically short and miserably tragic life, and yet in his twenty-five years he wrote poetry that has brought insight, joy and beauty to readers for centuries. This talk weaves together the story of Keats's life with some of his most beautiful works of poetry. Though what happiness Keats enjoyed was fleeting, he left an enduring …
 
Al-Monitor senior correspondent Amberin Zaman explains the background to the Kurdish question in Syria, US-Turkey relations, and what to expect next in the now nine-year war, as well as observations and advice for young journalists covering conflict and the Middle East.
 
Is this possibly a time of reckoning? As with all significant change, those in most pain today are once again leading. With Covid 19 further squeezing already low income people, many are in desperation just to survive. America has been The post Which America Will Be Ours After the Pandemic? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Mahjoob Zweiri, Director of Gulf Studies Center. He is an Associate Professor in Contemporary Politics of the Middle East at Qatar University. Mahjoob is the author of a range of articles on Iran, Foreign Policy, the JCPOA, the Gulf Crisis and more. On this episode, Simon and Mahjoob talk about an inter…
 
Europe is progressively being sucked into the Middle East and North Africa’s myriad conflicts. As if wars on its doorstep in Libya and Syria were not enough, UAE support for an Eastern Mediterranean pipeline that could hurt Qatar economically — combined with Greek, Cypriot and French opposition to Turkish moves — leaves Europe with few, if any, opt…
 
China looms large as a potentially key player alongside Russia and Iran in President Bashas al-Assad’s post-war Syria. With Russia and Iran lacking the financial muscle and the United States and Europe refusing to engage with the Al-Assad regime, China is from Syria’s perspective the shining knight on a white horse. Syria could become a key node in…
 
Fault Lines welcomes Jennifer Cafarella, NSI Visiting Fellow and National Security Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War. Jenny recently testified before the House Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism alongside Fault Lines regular Dana Stroul on the Crisis in Idlib. How has the situation in Syria evolved…
 
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with James Dorsey, author, blogger, and analyst of all things Middle East. James is the creator of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer and a prolific analyst of events across the region. On this episode Simon and James talk about a vast career working and writing on and in the region, with a focus on h…
 
Many people believe that while freedom of speech is a vital human liberty, economic freedom is entirely separate, merely a distant and inferior relation. This lecture exposes their error by examining the underappreciated implications of free speech on free markets. After isolating the First Amendment's core concern as intellectual freedom, Smith de…
 
How is it that so many Americans who consider themselves religious can be so deeply devoted to a president who consistently lies and displays immoral behavior? Because Reagan and the two Bush presidencies failed; Trump is the first president to The post Trump and the Puritans: Now We Understand appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
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