Category Archives: Middle East

Podcast December 31, 2018

2018 In Review. The Democratic Perspective crew looks back at 2018, addressing some of the biggest stories of the year. Mike Cosentino explains Trump’s threat to democracy. Klaus von Stutterheim covers the consequences of our military withdrawal from Syria. Gary … Continue reading

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Alice Rothchild Interview – Podcast November 26, 2018

Zionism, the Two-State Solution and Boycotts. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome Alice Rothchild, physician, activist, filmmaker and author of Condition Critical: Life and death in Israel/Palestine. They begin by discussing the current state of Gaza, which is home … Continue reading

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Paul Lenze Interview — Podcast May 15, 2017

Sorting Out the Threads in the Middle East: Proxy Wars, Ethnic and Sectarian Alignments, Failed States, Realpolitik, and the Agony of Millions of Refugees.  Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome  Dr. Paul Lenze, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University, back … Continue reading

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Alice Rothchild Interview — Podcast February 13, 2017

If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed…If You Wrong Us, Shall We Not Revenge?: Jewish-American Physician Alice Rothchild Addresses the Legacy of Injury And Retribution That a Purely Geopolitical Approach To the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Has Inflicted On the Inhabitants Of the Region. Democratic … Continue reading

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Juan Cole Interview — Podcast July 11, 2016

Syria: Such As It Is, the Logic of an Intractable Conflict. Dr. Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, expert on Middle Eastern affairs, and author of the widely read and influential blog Informed Comment, returns again … Continue reading

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The Attacks on Paris — Podcast November 16, 2015

What Comes After Paris: Do The Most Recent Attacks Change Anything Significant, or Were They Simply One More Atrocity in What Will Prove To Be a Very Long Conflict? Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson discuss the recent terrorist assaults in Paris, and their likely consequences. Was … Continue reading

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Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi: Was There Ever Really Any There There? — Podcast October 26th, 2015

Eight Investigations, Fifty-Plus Meetings, and More Than Fourteen Million Dollars Later, What Do We Know? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson report on the outcome of the Benghazi frenzy in Congress. Was there ever any point to it other than to … Continue reading

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U.S. Interventionism: In Search of a Coherent Foreign Policy — Podcast April 13, 2015

Does Military Intervention in Other Countries Really Advance U.S. Interests? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson  discuss the long list of American military interventions in the affairs of other countries, and the consequences to date. The balance sheet is far from positive, … Continue reading

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The Iran Nuclear Framework Deal: Yet Another Historic Achievement to Bedevil the Right — Podcast April 6, 2015

Binyamin Netanyahu and the Republicans Hate It: Will the Historic Nuclear Framework Agreement with Iran Survive the Meddling of Congressional Warmongers? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson  discuss the framework plan agreed upon between Iran and the Six Powers for … Continue reading

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Blowback: the Consequences of an Ignorant and Overly Aggressive Foreign Policy — Podcast February 2, 2015

They May Hate Us, But It’s Not Because of Our Freedoms: Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson discuss the failures of a U.S. foreign policy that has in recent years relied more on military bluster than common sense. Why has the War on Terror … Continue reading

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