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06:37 min | 8 months ago

"middle east center" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Market Where manual with the world we're co production of GBH, BOSTON NPR X Iran will be a major policy challenge once President elect Joe Biden takes office. Already, Iran's nuclear program is the center of attention. Earlier this week, Iran's parliament passed a bill that would suspend U. N inspections of its nuclear program and boost uranium enrichment. Interestingly, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Post said that they did not like the parliament's resolution. This comes just days after one of Iran's top nuclear scientists was killed on the outskirts of Tehran. John goes, Vignon leads the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania. John, How do you read this bill passed in Iran's Parliament. What message are they trying to send? Yeah, I mean, I think actually the first question that has to be answered. There is Who is they? I mean, what we're seeing perfectly demonstrated here is that there is a politics in Iran. There is a political process, and there are different factions and different points of view. The Parliament's currently is dominated by more conservative, more hardline voices. They're very skeptical of any kind of negotiations with the U. S. And they're sending a very clear message that their basic We put in the government in a very tight position. As you say, the president and the government of very much been opposed to this bill. It's important to remember that there is a presidential election coming up in Iran. About six or seven months time. So there's already a lot of jockeying for who will be the new president and probably will not be a reformist or a moderate. It will probably be a hard line. So where does this leave President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif if they are eyeing a possible return to the JCP away the nuclear deal with us at some point I think it depends on who you are. But I think that from the perspective of perhaps some of the more constructive hardliners, they will say that actually, this is potentially they're sort of strength in the hand of Iran and negotiations very similar to the way hardliners in the U. S. Will say that Things like increased sanctions or even assassinations and somehow strengthen the hand that actually make negotiations easier. I'm not sure I agree with that. Probably the thinking among hardline circles is that by suspending cooperation with the additional protocol of the IAEA and increasing enrichment and centrifuges, Iran is increasing its leverage. So the parliaments in favor the Guardian Council's in favor. The president of foreign minister are not in favor. How do all these dynamics including the killing recently of motion? Factories a day. The nuclear scientists. How does all this complicate the Biden administration's ability to engage in diplomacy with Iran? I think that was very much the idea. In fact, as we suspect the Israelis were behind this, I think it was obviously to make Biden's job much more difficult in terms of Being able to go back to the deal. Look, the fact is, is that the window is very tight. When the new administration comes into power in Washington, it will have at the most five months to be able to do any kind of serious negotiating with Iran. I think before you administration comes to power in Iran Which is to say is likely to be more anti American. Probably, you know, a full return to the J C p l. A seems ambitious, they would have to move quickly. And of course, this recent assassination is going to really complicate that. Today, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, said that Iran will come back into compliance with the nuclear deal if the incoming Biden administration lives all sanctions against Iran. And if I read the details about the bill correctly, they've given essentially an ultimatum of February 2nd 2021 for the sanctions to be lifted. That's about 10. Days after Biden gets into office is this realistic? Yeah, I think that's interesting. Actually, I think that is actually a negotiating tactic. You know, it puts the Biden administration into the incoming by the administration into much more difficult position. It kind of increases the pressure on them and lets them know that they don't have you know they don't have all day. I think that without this, there was a very real risk that given everything else that's going on with the pandemic and the economy and so on that Biden administration might come into power and maybe take its time a little bit with Iran. Negotiations take the upper hand and all the rest of it, But this is going to sharpen minds in Washington. I think that's the that's the intended effect. Let's just be honest. I mean negotiations with America or Rep respond at times with America right now is just not going to be a vote winning strategy in the Iranian presidential election, which is going to be held in May or June of next year. For really obvious reasons. I mean, the fact is that the road Honey Administration put all of its faith in this idea of a J C P l. A negotiated it. It was a signature foreign policy achievement. They were made to look like idiots domestically by the U. S withdrawal from the JCP away, So I think the political atmosphere for reformist or more moderate or pragmatic president to win the election next year in Iran. Is pretty low. You're a historian John. You've got a book coming out. So entitled America and Iran a history 17 22 the President. What is your long view of U. S Iran Relations 18th century to today is a pretty long view. Yeah. Look, I think the big picture that emerges out of that book and out of my work is that the atmosphere of tension that we see between Iran and the U. S. Today is not the way it's always been. I mean, I think this is what was really striking for me is that the overwhelming majority? Of the history of relations between these two countries. There was a tremendous atmosphere of mutual admiration, respect and even idealization. The last 40 years really isn't what characterizes the U. S Iran relationship. Historically, this was a relationship, great warmth and affection and admiration. Don't you believe we can get back there again? One day. I don't think it's it's around the corner. But there's no reason why these two countries have to remain enemies forever. It is good to hear that optimism John Goode's Vinny on the executive director of the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, thank you very much. Thank you for having me. In Ethiopia Prime Minister Abby Ahmed has declared that the conflict in the northern Tigre region has come to an end obvious calling for reconciliation and unity. But Ethiopia society remains as fractured as ever, on top of that authorities are being accused of ethnic profiling. As the world Slowly Maca Condi reports from Addis Ababa. The fighting in northern Ethiopia was sparked on November 3rd when fighters with Atika Hi People's Liberation Front attacked an Ethiopian government military base. TPLF hold it preemptive action, Prime Minister Abby Ahmed called it treason, regardless Won t Brian businessman I spoke with says the impact was felt immediately by ordinary people from the region. He asked to remain anonymous, out of fear of political Reprisal, reported in your committee met together frequently travel abroad, but on that day, they asked me to show a common lady. Cabella idea is the national identification card here in Ethiopia..

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"middle east center" Discussed on KCRW

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01:48 min | 11 months ago

"middle east center" Discussed on KCRW

"Video posted online shows Bahrainis marching against the normalization deal. Tomorrow at the White House, while the United Arab Emirates is expected to sign a peace treaty with Israel by rain will only sign a peace declaration. Weatherall safe of the Carnegie Middle East Center. This would be a government to government transactional relationship that this would not be a warm type of peace in which people are involved in it, and our business exchanges in Bahrain is closely tied to the bigger regional power. Saudi Arabia by rains deal with Israel maybe a trial balloon for Saudi Arabia. Which is still holding off on normalizing ties with Israel. Daniel Estrin NPR NEWS Jerusalem evictions have been banned by the federal government for those affected by the pandemic. That does not mean all landlords air following the rules illegal eviction That's tomorrow on all things considered ask you're smart speaker to play NPR or River Station by name. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. K C R w Sponsors include sales force, providing small business support in today's challenging world with.

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"middle east center" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:31 min | 11 months ago

"middle east center" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Wonders, if any can rebuild. I don't even know how How long would say for all this to come back or if it will hope it does, But it's like it's unimaginable to even see it coming back with all the Chaos going on. It's gonna take a whole lot. Many hearsay. Changing deep Seated racial inequity starts at the ballot box is November in a county that President Trump won by just 255 votes four years ago. The police shooting of Jacob Blake in the protests and violence that followed are likely to shape this year's outcome. David Shaper NPR NEWS, Kenosha, Wisconsin. This week. The first Israeli commercial airliner landed in the United Arab Emirates and both countries are celebrating new diplomatic ties. But the U. S is focused on a different airplane. It wants to override Israeli objections and by the F 35 from the U. S. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports. Good morning. A senior Emirati defense official welcome President Trump's son in law and White House advisor Jared Kushner at an Emirati airbase that hosts US troops. Mr. Distinguished delegation. Major General Fella Kahtani ticked off the U. S and M Iraqi military's joint efforts. Recently. We have sent our troops to Afghanistan to work with US force to fight Isis. Afterward, Kushner met the Emirates first female fighter pilot, They posed for photos in front of a sleek F 16 fighter jet marked with the Emirati flag. Nearby like unacknowledged elephants in a room stood to gray F 35 joint strike fighters. The US keeps those stealth aircraft at this base. The USA wants some of its own. Carnegie Middle East Center fellow but safe having a case of non belligerency between Israel and the is a kind of argument that now that you Moratti's will push forth To ensure that they can get that deal with the F. 35. The Emirati military has fought in conflicts in Yemen and Libya and wants to enhance its standing as a regional power. But the F 35 issue is sensitive. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has a 35. And despite the new peace deal, it publicly opposes the U. S selling the Emirates those Jets. Former Israeli defense official. A musky lad says Israel needs to protect its military superiority for whatever geopolitical changes come in the future. I will and is the president right? You'll get it and not Saudi Arabia, Egypt and so and we might be surrounded by coalitions that is not inferior than our air Force. That's Most of them the U. S. Is committed by law to protecting Israel's qualitative military edge, or Q. M. E. Kushner told reporters that the U. S. Can keep the Israelis and the Emirati is happy. The military relationship that America has with United Arab Emirates is very special. Just as the relationship that America has with Israel is incredibly special. And so the cure me is something that can be respected while also advancing our military relationship with the United Arab Emirates. Kushner says discussions on the F 35 will take time. His priority is to quickly finalize the treaty between Israel and the And try to get more Arab countries to establish ties with Israel. Daniel Estrin NPR News a different airbase near Abu Dhabi. This is NPR news on public radio at 7 19. We're goingto have Kiki BD news With Brian Watt coming up. It's 7 30 now, Joe McConnell with a traffic.

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Kushner tries to smooth over F-35 dispute in visits to Israel and UAE

Morning Edition

02:38 min | 11 months ago

Kushner tries to smooth over F-35 dispute in visits to Israel and UAE

"This week. The first Israeli commercial airliner landed in the United Arab Emirates and both countries are celebrating new diplomatic ties. But the USA is focused on a different airplane. It wants to override Israeli objections and by the F 35 from the U. S. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports. Good morning. A senior Emirati defense official welcome President Trump's son in law and White House advisor Jared Kushner at an Emirati airbase that hosts US troops. Mr. Jared Kushner. Distinguished delegation Major general Fella who Kahtani ticked off the U. S and M Iraqi military's joint efforts. Recently. We have sent our troops to Afghanistan to work with US force to fight Isis. Afterward, Kushner met the Emirates first female fighter pilot, They posed for photos in front of a sleek F 16 fighter jet marked with the Emirati flag. Nearby like unacknowledged elephants in a room stood to gray F 35 joint strike fighters. The US keeps those stealth aircraft at this base, the USA once some of its own Carnegie Middle East Center fellow but safe. Having a case of non belligerency between Israel and the U. S is a kind of argument that now that you Moratti's will push forth to ensure that they can get that deal with the F. 35. The Emirati military has fought in conflicts in Yemen and Libya and wants to enhance its standing as a regional power. But the F 35 issue is sensitive. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has a 30 fives. And despite the new peace deal, it publicly opposes the U. S selling the Emirates those Jets. Former Israeli defense official AMA Ski Lad says Israel needs to protect its military superiority for whatever geopolitical changes come in the future. I want apology and is a precedent right? You'll get it and not Saudi Arabia, Egypt and so and we might be surrounded by coalitions. That is not inferiors in our air Force. That's him. Lots of them. The U. S. Is committed by law to protecting Israel's qualitative military edge, or Q. M. E. Kushner told reporters that the U. S can keep the Israelis and the Emirati is happy. The military relationship that America has with United Arab Emirates is very special, just as the relationship that America has with Israel is incredibly special. And so the cure me is something that can be respected while also advancing our military relations with the United Arab Emirates. Kushner says discussions on the F 35 will take time. His priority is to quickly finalize the treaty between Israel and the U. S. A. And try to get more Arab countries to establish ties with Israel.

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"middle east center" Discussed on 1A

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08:08 min | 1 year ago

"middle east center" Discussed on 1A

"This is one A.. I'm JEN widen in Washington. People in Beirut are angry on Tuesday an explosion tore through Beirut's port killing at least one, hundred, thirty, five people, and injuring at least five thousand others. Now, some are saying the government isn't doing enough to find survivors Tatyana road is still looking for her father who worked in the port she spoke to the BBC we think they ran away and now the. building is collapsed on them and have there been any kind of rescue attempts to try and find them actually they're going to start searching where we told them that they might be because they wouldn't doing it before they had excuses such as there's no equipments events no allied to search at nine. We hope it's not too late to search for them now. Many blame the government for the blast Lebanon has been in economic and political turmoil for months where does the country go from here with us to talk about it as Lena Katiba she's director of the Middle East and North Africa program, for the Chatham House that the UK Policy Institute she's also former director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut Lena Welcome to one A.. Thank you. What do we know about? What happened? What we know is that there was the largest explosion in Lebanon's history that took place a couple of nights ago. And caused huge destruction. Bay report is almost completely obliterated as a result, the shockwaves where felt all the way in Cyprus across the sea from Lebanon? The damage in Beirut reached off the geographical area of the city and overnight around at least a quarter of a million people lost their homes as a result of the blast. So this has been a really unprecedented version in Lebanon. Tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the port are being blamed for this explosion. Do you have any more information about that? So what we know so far is that the cause of the explosion laws indeed ammonium nitrates, exploding exploding what we don't know for sure is why the ammonium nitrate exploded. The thing is the ammonium nitrate had been present at Beirut port in a warehouse the warehouse caught fire at as yet unclear whether this was a deliberate attack or whether it was an accident but either way, this racist questions asked to why ammonium nitrate was being storage and sluts sought huge quantities at the port that is close to residential neighborhoods. And on store stored unsafely. And also according to the Lebanese Prime Minister, the ammonium nitrate had been at the pulled for six years. The claim is that it was confiscated of ship. Docking at the port in two thousand fourteen. So any government around the world that applies basic health and safety measures would not have kept a substance as volatile as that unsee cute and for for such a long period of time. So there are many questions that the Lebanese people demand answers for but one thing is clear to have such an event happen means that the Lebanese government is ultimately responsible for this explosion because they allowed this dangerous substance to be present at Beirut, sports? So recklessly, and it's my understanding that port officials did reach out to the government to try to. figure out what to do with ammonium nitrate is that accurate? Well right now, Lebanon is witnessing a series of leaks of. Through which the Customs Authority and the country is trying to absolve itself from responsibility regarding ammonium nitrate. What we are seeing in terms of people like myself who are analyzing these documents, the story doesn't add up. It appears that ultimately and this is unfortunately classic in Lebanon like places in the world where there is no accountability in the government, it seems to me more of a case of one government entity trying to blame the also. For what happened rather than them? Really. Having complains and really tried their best to actually. Get rid of the stockpile of ammonium nitrate. So so all these documents show is that the customs officials was trying to absolve itself from responsibility. Lena for those who aren't familiar with the layout of Beirut just explained where the port is and the surrounding areas, how those areas were affected. So we can get a better picture of that. I mean. The port was at the heart of Beirut Beirut as a coastal city on the Mediterranean and the port happen to be practically in the middle of the coast in Beirut and it's surrounded by residential areas all around. It's a very busy port. The areas around the port are also densely populated I? Mean the population of Lebanon in general right now is around six million. Originally, it was around four, but Lebanon has had a huge influx of Syrian refugees. So its population grew by more than fifty percent in the last few years because of the refugees. So around six million people are present in the country around two million of those live in Beirut and Beirut is not a big city. So it's very densely populated. So when we think that Around three, hundred, thousand people. Between two hundred and fifty, thousand, three, hundred, thousand people became. Homeless or at least displaced overnight as a result of the blast. That's fifteen percent of the population of Beirut. So that should give us a bit of. A bit of an idea of the scale of damage caused by this notion in terms of the physical devastation around it thankfully, because the port is obviously a port. So it's on the see where the explosion happened. was close to the itself rather than a bit more inwards where the port is and therefore most of the impact of the blast activity was absorbed by the rather than the residential areas according to expert assessments only twenty percent of the impact reached residential areas in Beirut around the port. Now I think to myself if this was only twenty percent. Can we imagine what would have happened? Had this blast affected areas around one hundred percent so in a way? That the protected. The rest of Beirut from being devastated by this blast, and also there were grain silos where the explosion happened. inside the port and the grain silos acted as a kind of barrier that also helped protect the city from from the impacts of. This could have been much worse, but it's already really really horrible and as I said, the port is is now mostly destroyed as a result will be a long recovery. Lena Katiba director of the Middle East and North Africa Program for the Chatham House a UK Policy Institute she's also former director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut Lena, thank you. Coming up, Corona viruses forced America face up to some hard truth but we do next I'm Jen white will hear more from you and our guests in a moment..

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Chile announces it will no longer hosting 2 planned conferences as protests continue

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03:42 min | 1 year ago

Chile announces it will no longer hosting 2 planned conferences as protests continue

"And in Latin America Chile announced that it will no longer host to global conferences because of ongoing demonstrations there protesters in other countries are also demanding change from Ecuador to Bolivia and while these stations are governed differently there do seem to be global threats of anger against the ruling elite that connect the protest movements what are they well we've called on to experts to help us understand these various protest movements and what's driving them Patrice you're not via is a professor of political science at New York University he's with us from Santiago in Chile welcome to the program hello my head is the director of the Carnegie Middle East center she's with us from Beirut in Lebanon nice to have you with us lovely to be here Layla somehow let's start with you before we look at what connects all these protests tell us a little bit about a remind us what's going on in Lebanon we know that the prime minister size had eighty resigned earlier this week but protests continue yes they do continue the protests began the Sun City because of the proposed tax on what's happened other voice over IP colds but the reality is that the conditions all the triggers of been growing for quite awhile we're looking at a situation where standards of living have been declining tremendously there is an almost zero economic growth we can see that the purchasing power of people is declining as well there are many indications that the standards of living every day been going down at the same time perceptions of corruption have been increasing so essentially you had a very volatile situation where there's of the trust gap between Lebanese citizens and their place in the your ship is become huge at the same time you have a new generation of protesters very young generation that you know is indifferent to the traditional way of thinking they don't care about the old isms that Islam ism nationalism at central right what they care for is a six eight one that will actually guarantee them the basic standard of living you know what I'm hearing from you is that young people are driving these protests that people are tired of this widening gap between the rich and poor a perception of corruption in the government I wonder if interest you as you listen to my heart you're in Chile do you see or hear the same things among protesters there protester growing they've become deadly at times of some nineteen people killed what's driving the protests there will all of Latin America is a very unequal region and he has always being what is kind of ironic about Sheila is that she has one of the most successful countries in Latin America or he has to be in over the past thirty years poverty has declined considerably Steven is now the most developed country in the region and even in the quality has declined so we are now seeing discontent but this is content emerges at a time when things seem to be looking very good so young people are currently are I get morning patients than the older generation so I'd like to believe you are where there is a dispute over who won the last presidential election or in Argentina where there is an IMF induced austerity package and the same thing and and whether Jesus growing the country has a huge right any day from so okay fiscal situation is very healthy but people are still protesting because as I see it they are at the gates of the promised land do you still see that will not let them in and my high here that from you as well when we spoke about Lebanon a young generation that's saying our governing elite is not

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World News Analysis

05:21 min | 2 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on World News Analysis

"So this is, of course, should be addressed now. I'm I think it's a good approach to lessen the tension between the countries. Especially between on so they could achieve that. I think that would be very positive outcome of the outcome of this week meetings. Well, the Iranian for minister housework dot the members of the C from taking measures against Krahn meant his out of this reservation shouldn't be used as a tool by Saudi Arabia to pressure. Other Member States. I'm in how the meetings escalate the tensions in the region. I remain. No Iran is member of this organization. Imagine match that is Asian conference. And. They have not have not been Wednesday late by side to ten with very low of. Mission. So I think you Lon is very just anything that in the way that, like I'm except I mean, more sanctions. I mean more embargoes. Anymore. I mean season to put Iran, Oakland economic situation, and Iranians are. Bitten by the by these by the, by these, she's so won't do they are not going to sit down and accept, and this relation the sanctions in embargo on the Economy news. people? The body of the state is facing which is no nobody could accent. Hugh sanctions on the people of their country. And actually, we've seen some mixed signals from the Trump administration over the past few weeks. And it seems that Donald form it's not exactly on the same page at asses national security adviser John boughten, because he said he believes he can make a deal was to Ron and is not interested in regime change. But what should Donald Trump to if he really wants to return to the negotiating table? Been from three before that the negoti he went negotiated live most, which is a more dangerous situation been the danger that state on the world on the Daniela, but decided to be shared with this regime on these. President of that. So in my opinion, I imagine his mind would like done on negotiate benefits from rematch side. But in the United States out of two different point of view. The first run presented by Tom himself and the second by the state by the one minutes, the the the lot all. Could be a hoax goes on the ready to go to route with any but they all two thousand three without has Beijing. Then everybody knows that is that'll to go to Iran. And of course, remember that it is, oh, Christ is really not because. I have a public with on because of the Iran was very much mcdade. The. That the agreement about side between the United States. I'm. International country. Have. Of. To manufacture bombs or stomach bumps. But miss decided. Constantly agreement or not. And of course, the man. To approach is of the security of Israel on anything else. So I think they're not puts it out. I think missed all because he knows that the world was course too much money this, what the things he wants to benefit benefits benefits agreements, that I've done very on spend on. So I think he genuinely say. Say that. These like. The on already. Okay. Thank you Jawad. Professor of the international owned school of economics and political science as senior fellow was Middle East center in the UK, the African continental free trade agreement comes into force on Thursday, the DO Christ largest free trade area by population that the world has seen since ninety ninety five creation of the World Trade Organization, the agreement, which it signed by forty four African countries when it was launched in Rwanda in twenty eight aspires to create a tariff-free continent that can grow local business boost intra African trade, spur industrialization, and create more jobs..

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04:43 min | 2 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on World News Analysis

"Biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, global financial analysts, Peter Dixon of the Comerzbank system. Hostas in doesn't have much effect on OPEC's influence over the oil market. You know, I don't think it makes a big difference certainly with regards to crude Qatar is very small player in this guy. I think we can only look at their decision to leave OPEC some full of symbolic gesture quite what the tell us this what entire show OPEC. Members are expected to cut oil supply at a meeting in Vienna minister of state of energy affairs. Asad I'll copy said caught har- would steal attend the groups meeting on Thursday and Friday, adding that a decision to exit OPEC was not political. I think Qatar has been on the great pressure from some of its neighbors in the Gulf for some time now. So it is slightly surprising. That is pulling out then claiming told a political issue. I it strikes me can only be that peck members Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and the fellow Arab states, but rain and Egypt have imposed a political and economic boy cut on cut har- since June twenty seventeen the accused cut har- of supporting terrorism a charge denied by Doha. Now, we have Saad Joe what professor of the Lyndon school of. Economics and political science. I senior fellow with the Middle East center. So professor Joa. What do you think Qatar want to quit OPEC at at this moment because we heard cutters? Energy ministers. Say the move is not a political. They are just trying to focus more on natural gas. What you could say what you wants to say. But this this move is boxing, long political move goes. Chillers that. Cuts rooms to give an example, the other Gulf country that they are not going to stay and does this actions on on the Bill how about for a long time this move, by the way could be them. If they think again, he moved to of leaving open, then they could take another day remove of movie and even the cons of community constant. So I think it's the bullet could move and very dangerous indication to the unity of the country. Estimator oil exporter, which leaves the alliance. Isolating caught Har what might Saudi Arabia think about is. Are there any major geopolitical consequences where going to see? Well, I think Saudi Arabia is worried about this move because oh go up not that big member of the OPEC. I mean big export volume in this in this is Asian but denies ation. So, but it could leave to other countries using this is this of basin like Ron, and this could weak and even more of especially when they feel that the oh the decision is in decisions in OB of them Nate by those Abia by. Imbalance by the unite. Now, it's being argue the move by Katara doesn't have much effect on OPEC's influence, but still this country has been a member of OPEC for fifty seven years. So what could be the implication of this move on OPEC and also the general world oil market. As I said, it's not a general in his because the share cut that husband in this action plan is not that big. But as I said, it could lead to other countries to leave the Belgian this happened in two thousand eight degrees here. Left of denies Asian although came by to to all day should again. But it's good to something like that. And this good. I've been this could endanger the unity of the addition also that ten members producing countries have not I've done member of OPEC who are cooperating with up when they see such who maybe they decide not to anymore with any reduction of Oriel ex..

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Qatar is withdrawing from OPEC

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04:41 min | 2 years ago

Qatar is withdrawing from OPEC

"Global financial analysts, Peter Dixon of the Comerzbank system. Hostas in doesn't have much effect on OPEC's influence over the oil market. You know, I don't think it makes a big difference certainly with regards to crude Qatar is very small player in this guy. I think we can only look at their decision to leave OPEC some full of symbolic gesture quite what the tell us this what entire show OPEC. Members are expected to cut oil supply at a meeting in Vienna minister of state of energy affairs. Asad I'll copy said caught har- would steal attend the groups meeting on Thursday and Friday, adding that a decision to exit OPEC was not political. I think Qatar has been on the great pressure from some of its neighbors in the Gulf for some time now. So it is slightly surprising. That is pulling out then claiming told a political issue. I it strikes me can only be that peck members Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and the fellow Arab states, but rain and Egypt have imposed a political and economic boy cut on cut har- since June twenty seventeen the accused cut har- of supporting terrorism a charge denied by Doha. Now, we have Saad Joe what professor of the Lyndon school of. Economics and political science. I senior fellow with the Middle East center. So professor Joa. What do you think Qatar want to quit OPEC at at this moment because we heard cutters? Energy ministers. Say the move is not a political. They are just trying to focus more on natural gas. What you could say what you wants to say. But this this move is boxing, long political move goes. Chillers that. Cuts rooms to give an example, the other Gulf country that they are not going to stay and does this actions on on the Bill how about for a long time this move, by the way could be them. If they think again, he moved to of leaving open, then they could take another day remove of movie and even the cons of community constant. So I think it's the bullet could move and very dangerous indication to the unity of the country. Estimator oil exporter, which leaves the alliance. Isolating caught Har what might Saudi Arabia think about is. Are there any major geopolitical consequences where going to see? Well, I think Saudi Arabia is worried about this move because oh go up not that big member of the OPEC. I mean big export volume in this in this is Asian but denies ation. So, but it could leave to other countries using this is this of basin like Ron, and this could weak and even more of especially when they feel that the oh the decision is in decisions in OB of them Nate by those Abia by. Imbalance by the unite. Now, it's being argue the move by Katara doesn't have much effect on OPEC's influence, but still this country has been a member of OPEC for fifty seven years. So what could be the implication of this move on OPEC and also the general world oil market. As I said, it's not a general in his because the share cut that husband in this action plan is not that big. But as I said, it could lead to other countries to leave the Belgian this happened in two thousand eight degrees here. Left of denies Asian although came by to to all day should again. But it's good to something like that. And this good. I've been this could endanger the unity of the addition also that ten members producing countries have not I've done member of OPEC who are cooperating with up when they see such who maybe they decide not to anymore with any reduction of Oriel ex.

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03:50 min | 3 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on World News Analysis

"Going to now because the people the the parties involved in asking for -cation note, the government, I'm not people who are following older. You have the British Museum. I mean, the national media you have that human rights organizations, and you have the Joe in which the house view was working. Watching them both. So these people cannot be silent. Because of the power of the Saudi government is now in a very awkward position. And I think they are now trying to find a scapegoat to say that he has done this without the consent of the government. You see because they have failed to show about you. They have failed to show that the the. The Joe has left them. But she is as they claim at the beginning. So I think in the end they have to say something they have to admit something I have captured in prison orca. I'm either way they have to say something about that. It seems that they are now looking for a scapegoat either the consulate the of in in in in the stumbling or some of the people who I'm better from that. So intelligence, I maybe they could say that we want to turn to speak and he was killed by accident. And they have to find that easier. I've something convinced but in any case that the Chris. There. Amy. Oh of the clown. Improves is also in an of good vision on Email news. Over the side. Yes. Even though they are looking for some scapegoat to what would dramatic strongest murder men for the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman and his reform vision because because we know he came into international attention was his social and economic reform. But now his reputation has been more than ten to by this affair. To start with miss shook to not a critic of the government. We was in English things. No to such as five odious the fully all yet. I'm he'll different things. Support the Saudi prince. Counts on the go. So he was not critically. And I don't know why the grandparents in again, just and that should be made. If you want to give the other for that. But as I said as we do not have any of the now everybody now claiming the conference because he started these moves of intimate oppose. Upper we shouldn't of the people who are competing with him or compete with and before. So you have to fly that I think in either way for you should of account has been think he's do you want professor of political science and senior fellow was Middle East center at London School of economics and political science coming up in the other news, the Janis expression and oil enters Oxford dictionary and Canadian players are telling people stop calling them to snitch on neighbors growing cannabis. You're listening to today. Stay with us. Hello. This is.

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"middle east center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:11 min | 3 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm David Greene twenty five years ago today Israelis and Palestinians started on a road to peace or so it seemed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat met Israeli, Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin and signed. What were called the Oslo accords nineteen Ninety-three the people who? Recall that moment include Zied sake. He advised the Palestinian side as they were granted a Palestinian Authority. It was expected to lead toward a state for Palestinians and security for Israel this process of normalization in which could now start looking at Israelis as humans instead of enemies, Israel, Palestinians, as human sort of enemies, I think was fundamental political and psychological shift that was necessary as a basis for future steps is eat Sayegh recalls. The nineties is a period when Israelis and Palestinians had a chance to understand each other. He's a senior fellow now at the Carnegie Middle East center in Beirut, and his is one of many perspectives Israeli and Palestinian that we hear over time about this conflict. When say talks, we hear his version of how the conflict has grown. So bitter today as the Trump administration works to impose a deal is among those who believe the peace process could work believed the peace process could work in the nineties. But then. He says Palestinians grew over confident that their state was at hand negotiations failed Palestinian staged uprisings and bombings Israeli states. Military crackdowns built settlements on land presumed to be under negotiation. They continued very actively to push is really settlement activity in the occupied. Territories especially in the West Bank. The other thing was that every time there was a terrorist attack by the Palestinian opponents of the peace process. These really government imposed collective economic punishments on the tar alestinian population by closing crossing points for trade and workers. And so on a few more years went on and Palestinians when given a chance to vote voted many of them heavily for HAMAs an organization that does not recognize the existence of Israel and believes in violent resistance by two thousand and six you'd had to reoccupation by these rallies by force of pretty much the entirety of the West Bank. You'd had these really withdrawal from Gaza in. The way that was not coordinated with the Palestinian Authority, and therefore lent. A lot of political credibility to HAMAs and so- elections that followed immediately on all this. We're almost inevitably going to favor HAMAs instead of the Palestinian peace got whatever the precise rhetoric. They may use do you think that Israelis are at all committed to a two state solution anymore. There are many individuals who are would be your would like to be. But I think the Israeli government which today is the most right wing in Israel's history. This government is openly and publicly and unashamedly opposed to Palestinian statehood. The Palestinians on the other side. I think probably a majority would prefer it. But don't trust the Israelis to prepare it. They no longer know how to achieve this given that we have a US administration that for the first time in decades has taken us back to the early years after nineteen forty eight twenty Israel. I was established in those early years US policy was there is no Palestine problem is it just a refugee resettlement tissue humanitarian problem, not a political one. The Trump administration has taken us right back nearly seventeen years. In other words, what the Trump administration has suggested that it steps which it describes his pro Israel are also aimed at resolving this impasse. President Trump has said that it was a step forward to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy there. The Trump administration has cut off aid to the Palestinians. It's closing a Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington DC all of this seen as ways to pressure the Palestinian. To accept such a deal as may be offered to them is this moving things closer to a deal. It is impossible now to have any kind of deal. So why pretend to ourselves that? We're talking about the deal of the century when the refugee issues now being openly liquidated administration who believes it should cease to be an issue to be negotiated. Jerusalem has been taken off the table. I mean, what exactly are we left to negotiate? Well, this is the dynamic. The administration has suggested it's trying to set up, and let's talk about this as if it were a cash deal rather than a giant negotiation. The administration is essentially saying we used to be offering you a thousand dollars to settle and you didn't take that deal. So now, we're offering you five hundred dollars, and you better take it before it's two hundred dollars or fifty dollars or nothing. I mean that sounds like an argument, but it doesn't because I mean, I'll look I'll speak in a very personal way of reflecting exclusively myself. I don't really care if there's a Palestinian state and Palestinians are members of Palestinian state. There's about six million people in that territory who these real estate regards as noncitizens? And denies equal rights. Six million people. I don't care if the state that represents him as Israel or Palestine or has some other science fiction name. These are human beings are entitled to live a life of dignity prosperity in which they fulfill themselves as individuals, and as groups politically culturally economically in every possible way that any American or British person or Chinese person would want. I don't care whether they have an independent state or not I just cared every single Palestinian whose life and his life prospects are her life. Prospects are blighted. They can't export import a tiny object. Whatever that might be without Israeli approval. They can't travel to see each other studied to do whatever they want without is really permission. This is the reality that lived in for decades prison, a big prison, sometimes with more comforts sometimes with fewer. Do you see merit? Do you acknowledge? Any merit in the basic Israeli narrative that they feel this is their historic homeland that they came they are after being oppressed. Elsewhere that they've built a successful state and that they feel threatened by terrorist attacks. Absolutely. We find it hard a lot of the time without a Palestinians Arabs, find it very hard to buy when Israeli see themselves as threatened or as victims. But I accept and understand that this feeling is genuine and true. We understand totally because of the history of the holocaust, but also for centuries before Israeli talk about fulfilling the return to the Jewish land of two thousand years ago. I understand that. But then why is it so difficult to understand the longing of Palestinians to go back to homes? They lost only seventy years ago not two thousand years ago. He'd say thank you very much. Thank you. This is NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Richard Hake..

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"middle east center" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

03:31 min | 3 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

"Back again with left right and center Duarte Geraldino, independent journalists, Ted speaker in a special correspondent for the PBS NewsHour on the right is Richard Lowry. He's an editor of national review on the left and Marie Cocco she's a political columnist and host of the crooked media podcast with friends like these. Now, early this week, I president Hassan Rohani was talking about the US when he said a war with Iran would be quote, the mother of all wars. Then President Trump tweeted in all caps. Never ever threaten the United States again, or you will suffer consequences. The likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before we are no lower country that will stand for your demented words of violence and death. Be cautious exclamation point all this because the US pulled out of the two thousand fifteen nuclear arms deal. As part of that deal. US released billions of dollars of frozen assets and Iran agreed to curb its nuclear. Program that was during the Obama era Trump pulled out of the deal and now is imposing sanctions Justice week during a speech at the Ronald Reagan presidential library, secretary of state, Mike Pompeo seemed to be pushing for a regime change in Iran, here are two moments from his speech, these hypocritical hollyman advice, all kinds of crooked schemes to become some of the wealthiest men on earth while they're people suffer. The level of corruption wealth. Rain leader shows that around is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government. There's a kashani Sobat is a history professor and direct with the Middle East center at the university of Pennsylvania. Thank you for joining us. Thank you so much. So you heard him the mafia. Do you think those comparisons are valid? I think that there is really fair criticism of some of the elements of the leadership and they Islamic Republic of Iran, but I think what's being missed in this conversation, is that Iranians actually, and I would say. Ronnie Americans running Canadians, whatever you want to insert in there actually are a lot more unified and protecting the homeland in the nation state faced with all these pressures that they see coming from the United States at this particular Anna and also from Saudi Arabia at this particular moment in time. So I think that that is an unexpected boon for the Islamic Republic because although we have a very wide spectrum of political opinions represented in the country and outside of the country, I think many, many Iranians or Iranian heritage people are quite frankly upset and sort of perplexed by this degree of demonization of Iran itself. That's not to say that Islamic Republic hasn't in many instances, you know, asked for it. I personally have never understood. You know the the degree and the degree of invective against both the United States and Israel. I don't think it was necessary and. I think that some of those certainly as a consequence of that irresponsible and hyperbolic language, and we saw it actually in the tweets as well. But I also think that the United States is grievously airing in in trying to promote a strategy that will ultimately fail if they want regime change the way to do it is not to support the majority dean and the Iranians know that you know, John Bolton, for example, has accepted large sums of money previous to accepting this post from that organization. So there is very little legitimacy in that claim..

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'Trade war a reality' French finance minister warns

BBC World Service

04:37 min | 3 years ago

'Trade war a reality' French finance minister warns

"BBC World Service at. Six hours GMT welcome to weekend with Jillian Morrison Coming up President Trump. Accuses he's former personal lawyer of perhaps acting illegally by recording their conversations does he have a point you're talking about it's. Hape discussing payment that could be a criminal violation of campaign finance, laws why would you make that tape also president Xi Jinping in Rwanda head of a major summit in, Johannesburg this week will look at the scale of Chinese investment in Africa and here would meet for the whole program Rita soccer, Lebanese-born lecturer in post, colonial and global literatures at Maynooth university in island Indian, black journalist writer. And visiting senior fellow at the London School of economics Middle. East center that's all here on weekend I the world news This is the latest BBC. News with Rosemary creek Israel says it has completed a humanitarian, operation to rescue Syrian civil defense workers and their families from a war. Zone in southern Syria it said they had been evacuated because of an imminent. Threat to their lives following a request from the. US and European countries James Reid reports the Israeli military described the evacuation from Syria. As an exceptional humanitarian gesture up to eight hundred Syrians are reported to have been taken by bus overnight through the Israeli occupied. Golan Heights to Jordan the evacuees a members, of the white helmets a civil defense organization that works in rebel. Controlled areas of Syria there had, been trapped by government offensive in the south. West of the country Jordan said it had agreed to give them safe passage to, be, resettled in. Britain Canada and Germany, the French, finance minister Bruno Lemaire has compared current US trade policy to the. Law of the jungle he told reporters that the g twenty meeting Finance, ministers and, central bankers in Argentina that a trade war now existed which post. A risk to global grace here's Rebecca drought Brunello, insisted Europe is a whole was worried about being dragged into a global trade war that, would leave. Everyone is leases he said the current US policy of imposing. Unilateral tariffs was based on the law of the, jungle global trade he. Added couldn't be based on the survival of. The fittest Mr. Lemaire was speaking of the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. President Trump's threat of further. Levies was realistic possibility Mr. Mnuchin urged the EU and China to apron markets to allow fee competition the US, director of intelligence. Dan Coats has clarified his response to news of another plan summit between President Trump and Vladimir Putin in Washington Chris funk reports the director of, national intelligence was, speaking on stage when he was very surprised to learn the President Putin, was being invited to the White House. Say that again That's going. To be special The White House. Was not impressed by Mr Coates has issued a statement in which he says his admittedly awkward response was not meant to be disrespectful or critical of the president and that he. Will work to support Mr. Trump's efforts, to build strong international relationships. The vice, president of Afghanistan General Abdul Ralph sheets downstream is returned to the country today to resume his duties more than a year after he left following accusations of involvement in the kidnap and, rape of a political rival the influential former. Warlord away denied any wrongdoing his return follows violent protests in, northern Afghanistan by his supporters angered by the arrest, of a powerful police commander an ally of general Dostam world news from the BBC The French. President Emmanuel Macron is under growing pressure, to explain what he knew. About a, presidential aide who was caught on camera beating up a protester in Paris in may the security aid Alexandra Bellona was sacked by the presidency on Friday but opposition parties have accused Mr., Macron of failing to act swiftly and trying. To cover up the scandal the left wing leader Sean Luke, maye shoe accused the president of organizing a private, militia Mr. Bonilla is cheaper for a magistrate on Sunday Police in Los Angeles have arrested a suspect after a hostage siege. At a grocery shop at gunman had. Barricaded, himself inside the store after crashing his.

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"middle east center" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"The message of their attack on the nuclear reactor in two thousand and seven was that israel will not tolerate the development of abilities that threatened the existence of our state that was the message in nineteen eighty one when we attack iraq's nuclear facility in again in two thousand seven and this is the future message to our enemies some move okay israel's news shows quickly pointed out the link to iran it's now seen as an existential threat because of its nuclear program and they're phys about its plans in they bring syria already israel's believed to have hit one iranian base under construction that recently folks news reported on another one new shuttling photos reveal iran has established another permanent military base outside damascus the defense analyst is ready newspaper haaretz almost hurrell says for seven years israel's tried to keep out of the syria conflict now increasingly it's being drawn in a different stage at the war because it's rather evident that the assad regime has won this game so to speak and that the sites that helped side are more or less fighting for the spoils and this could be dangerous for israel one is the growing uranian presence at the region in specifically early in southern syria you have militias that may be present there and the other is the growing role of his ballot in the video game brought out by the lebanese shiite armed group has beloved which is backed by a rom play his fight alongside government forces in syria against rebels including so called islamic state has been oslobased hundreds of men in this will but mehanna jolly from beirut's carnegie middle east center says its military strength has grown drawing out there the front capabilities are on the ground or the new weapon they're using and trying to expose as much as they can from all of their fighting force to the conflict in syria to gain experience also training all the forces for the sets up a number of groups and all of these supposedly will be part of their influence and syria for a very long time.

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"middle east center" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"The message of their attack on the nuclear reactor in two thousand and seven was that israel will not tolerate the development of abilities that threatened the existence of our state that was the message in nineteen eighty one when we attack iraq's nuclear facility in again in two thousand seven and this is the future message to our enemies some move okay israel's news shows quickly pointed out the link to iran it's now seen as an existential threat because of its nuclear program and they're phys about its plans in they bring syria already israel's believed to have hit one iranian base under construction that recently folks news reported on another one new shuttling photos reveal iran has established another permanent military base outside damascus the defense analyst is ready newspaper haaretz almost hurrell says for seven years israel's tried to keep out of the syria conflict now increasingly it's being drawn in a different stage at the war because it's rather evident that the assad regime has won this game so to speak and that the sites that helped side are more or less fighting for the spoils and this could be dangerous for israel one is the growing uranian presence at the region in specifically early in southern syria you have militias that may be present there and the other is the growing role of his ballot in the video game brought out by the lebanese shiite armed group has beloved which is backed by a rom play his fight alongside government forces in syria against rebels including so called islamic state has been oslobased hundreds of men in this will but mehanna jolly from beirut's carnegie middle east center says its military strength has grown drawing out there the front capabilities are on the ground or the new weapon they're using and trying to expose as much as they can from all of their fighting force to the conflict in syria to gain experience also training all the forces for the sets up a number of groups and all of these supposedly will be part of their influence and syria for a very long time.

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"middle east center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"World service with owen bennett germs and our panel today we got sooner aga who is from the palestinian think tank our should becker we've got moen rabbani's senior fellow at the institute for palestine studies based in amman and yes exciting senior fellow at the carnegie middle east center in beirut now let's just move this on i will ask your before we hear the next but of type whether you think palestinian disunity derived from in part the fact that person commit is to have different experiences in different places is a very big handicap when it comes to establishing a a unified palestinian position which can be taken to the international community is a genuine offer and the basis of negotiations well assault using a gatt thing that is an issue certainly i think it's an issue i don't think it's the whole picture however certainly whenever there has been efforts at reconciliation between combatants that israel on and other activists take the matter not as a successful process the question of disunity insofar as taking it to the wild and saying that this is a feature state whatever is a mess i'm quietly optimistic but i am very carefully approaching this issue and i look at the future but even if others are drawn to trade palestinians unity if they are officially that's no excuse for palestinian side not remain unified no certainly but i mean think about the well in that palestinians in gaza can even gun to the west bank i mean which is any an hour now and a half away palestinians con seem to unify geographically let alone sort of in terms of ideology and one of the underlying issues here is the question of osmond the question of questions such as recognising israel's jewish state and other issues like that which have caused ruptures between various palestinian sides in the past vote murmur bombing clearly lots of difficult issues for the palestinians but how'd you reflect on the disunity wall i think that on plus the palestinians are.

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"middle east center" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

WRIR.org 97.3FM

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

"The head of the middle east and north africa program at chatham house uh she was formally the director of the carnegie middle east center in beirut now the lena do you believe uh the reports we are getting out of a saudi arabia the thomas treatment of very influential columnist with the new york times gave a glowing review of his long sit down with mbs um and the idea is that he's a modernizer a reforma uh and that he's can iranian the excesses of the one hobby uh sect and the arrangement that is always had with the house of sad and and and some have mitigate the detroit him out of damage that the were hobbies of down around the world in terms of radicalising islam and inspiring all kinds of groups like uh isis and uh alqaeda um the bet on the other hand uh a lot of analysts see him as being reckless impulsive uh got a saudi arabian to warren yemen that's going nowhere except that he stabbing the emmenis to death um and uh it's totally chaotic so what your review uh where do you come down on that uh those choices whether he's a reforma or um a kind of reckless boy king um the situation in saudi arabia is complex but what i am also diagnose vague as trump i'm of this are refusing to see saudi arabia except through who's if they fix framework of well how this um i'm michael reform and so a lot of people im not convinced by trump principle from inside the minds um action onon but what i see is attempts at reform not sherry these because he himself is a reformist what out of economic necessity for saudi arabia two serbs lives for the monarchy and shells you read goes to survive it houses little choice slipped to reforms it has no choice but to privatise the economy as we're about to happen it has little choice too i wasn't such a greater role in the.

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"middle east center" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:27 min | 4 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Tv interview and did not sound like he's quitting after all and bears ruth sherlock watched that interview from lebanon's capital beirut mom lifts she and on camera saad l hariri looks nervous and drained at some limits he even seen the verge of pizzas live interview with future tv his political parties channel from the saudi capital riyadh her kgb hostage he says he plans to return to lebanon within days and he added a plot twist in the drama that has gripped the country the past week he said he may be tempted to remain as prime minister after all is seen low are looking with the gunman killed with them cluelessly a seen this he says will depend on hezbollah meeting set man's a powerful lebanese group that is backed by iran dean has denied bhd this hariri said would have to stop lebanon must remain neutral and independent called for lebanon's independence from on questions over hory's earn freedom remain at least five local tv channels refused to broadcast his entity they still believe that prime minister is under duress many believe saudi arabia which has long ties with the hariri family actually i asked him to resign they say the saudis wanted to remove him as they saw him as being toothless against hezbollah which is backed by their rival iran saudi arabia denies this my hey yet here the director of the carnegie middle east center says hariri is new suggestion that he may remain prime minister is likely the result of heavy international pressure on the saudi government she says the saudis alleged actions caused widespread concern behind the strongarm pack or here corkoak upon armed and why asu norm her i but the crime bill her way to to soften the entire situation it's unlikely that hezbollah will meets her aries demands to pull out of the region's woes but she says now at least the door is open for negotiation and lebanon has a chance to keep its prime minister breach sherlock npr news they rate there the thing and.

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"middle east center" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:37 min | 4 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Saudis do that analysts have mostly been left guessing and now this new development lebanon's prime minister gave a tv interview and did not sound like he's quitting after all and bears ruth sherlock watch that interview from lebanon's capital beirut lounici bassanha harrelson on camera saad and hariri looks nervous and drained that some moments he even seems on the verge of nato is uh john tv with future tv his political parties channel from the saudi capital riyadh hariri denies being held hostage he said he plans to return to lebanon within days seen a plot twist in the drama that has gripped the country the past week he said he may be tempted to remain as prime minister after all seen low american ormond collude with them on the scene this he says will depend on hezbollah meeting set and demands hasbullah a powerful lebanese that named iran has men fighting in the wars in iraq in syria uh this mary said would have to stop lebanon must remain neutral and independent but even as a weapon un's independence from iran questions over hory's earned freedom remain at least five local tv channels refused to broadcast his entity saying they still believe that prime minister duress many in lebanon believe saudi arabia which has long ties with the family actually kgb to resign they say the saudis wanted to remove him as they saw him as being toothless birla which is backed by their rival iran sardine gbs my yet here the director of the carnegie middle east center says hariri is new suggestion that he may remain prime minister is widely the result of heavy international pressure on the saudi government being saudi alleged actions caused widespread concern i with crime the strongarm tactics or here corkoak upon arm and the why who international norms so i suspect that absorbed shoe to soften the entire situation it's unlikely that hezbollah will meet series demands to pull out of the region's woes that she says now at least the door is open for negotiation and lebanon has a chance to keep its prime minister reese shallak envy unease in there nate solder this is npr news.

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"middle east center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:31 min | 4 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Saudis do that analysts have mostly been left guessing and now this new development lebanon's prime minister gave a tv interview and did not sound like he's quitting after all and bears ruth sherlock watched that interview from lebanon's capital they wrote he had often i'm camera saad l hariri looks nervous and drained at some moments he even seems on the verge of tears in this live interview with future tv his political parties channel from the saudi capital riyadh hariri denies being held hostage he says he plans to return to lebanon within days and he added a plot twist in the drama that has gripped the country the past week he said he may be tempted to remain as prime minister after all is seen low american but the only group with them cluelessly have seen this he says won't meeting sessions hasbullah a powerful shape that sparked by iran has men fighting in the wars in iraq in syria and in yemen this hariri said would have to stop lebanon must remain neutral and independent but z called for lebanon's independence from iran questions over uh uh earn freedom remain at least five local tv channels refused to broadcast his interview saying they still believe that prime minister is under giresse many in lebanon believe saudi arabia which has long ties with the hariri family actually forced him to resign they say the saudis wanted to remove him as they saw him as being toothless against hezbollah which is backed by their rival iran saudi arabia denies this my hey yet here the director of the carnegie middle east center says hariri is new suggestion that he may remain prime minister is likely the result of heavy international pressure on the saudi government she says the saudis alleged actions caused widespread concern pera i think the crime the strongarm packed or corker lock on and why racist rational norms so i suspect this was behind the for way to to soften the entire situation it's unlikely that hezbollah will meet series demands to pull out of the region's woes but she says now at least the door is open for negotiation and lebanon has a chance to keep its prime minister breached sherlock and the unease beirut in there big yep.

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"middle east center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:28 min | 4 years ago

"middle east center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To submit poems in languages that could be lost the future generations and my guests judy dmc senior fellow at carnegie europe and in black visiting senior fellow at the middle east center at the london school of economics hello jerry smith with the bbc news the iraqi militry says clashes have erupted near the city of kirkuk between government troops and kurdish peshmerga forces the kurds took control of the city in 2014 to prevent islamic say fighters from capturing it as they swept across the north of iraq from kirkouk his all the gearan until recently the kurdish peshmerga under the iraqi military were fighting a common enemy i s now iraqi officials have confirmed that they are fighting each other with an exchange of fire near kirkuk in recent days there's been a major buildup of iraq forces around the city kurdish officials say the peshmerga have been ordered to defend their positions at any cost the iraqi prime minister hayder el he has repeatedly denied any plans to order an assault on his own people but his kurdish counterpart has called on the international community to intervene rapidly to prevent a new war all six other signatories to the iran nuclear deal have said they remained committed to it despite president trump's saying he will no longer sign off on the agreement germany france and britain expressed concern john so pool reports from washington and this should be no surprise donald trump is doing this throughout the presidential campaign he described the iran nuclear agreement as the worst deal ever made today comes his remedy the rhetoric would please his base but it's not quite the scorched earth policy that he talked about yes he says he worked recertified the deal but he stopped short of abandoning it instead it will be up to congress to decide he wants the 2015 agreement to be more strictly enforced and in effect redefine what constitutes compliance california is far protection chief has warned that wildfires north of san francisco could wh worse than again over the weekend due to dry air and strengthening winds can pimlot said several thousand extra firefighters have been deployed but there was a risk of new faa's spreading red flag warnings have been posted for tonight well into.

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