Power Politics, Religion And Economic Exploitation In The Middle East. Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome Paul Lenze back to the program to discuss current events in the Middle East. Lenze is a professor of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University.
The wide-ranging conversation covers US foreign policy, the future of Iran, Iraq, Palestine and the prospects for peace. Lenze notes the similarities in US foreign policy under the past three administrations, saying that stopping conflicts and protecting human rights are less of an issue than pursuing policies that benefit our oil and gas companies.