Category Archives: Middle East

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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2014: Democratic Perspective’s Year in Review — Podcast December 29, 2014

Looking Back AND Forward: Democratic Perspective’s 2014 in Review. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson review the most prominent themes of Democratic Perspective’s broadcasts in 2014. From the growing inequality in income and wealth in the U.S. to dark money and phony Republican scandals in national … Continue reading

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Paul Lenze Interview — Podcast December 22, 2014

ISIS, ISIL, The Islamic State: Who Are They, What Do They Want, And How Big a Threat Are They? Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson discuss the impact of the Islamic State on Middle Eastern politics, and on United States’ and European … Continue reading

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Juan Cole Interview — Podcast September 8, 2014

Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring? Professor Juan Cole on the Continuing Aspirations of the Millennial Generation in the Middle East: Dr. Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, expert on Middle Eastern affairs, and … Continue reading

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Benghazi: A Year of Propaganda, Lies, and Media Incompetence — Podcast November 11, 2013

Benghazi: Why It’s Still a Story, and Why We Still Can’t Get It Right.  Democratic Perspective’s Steve Williamson, Mike Cosentino, and Gary LaMaster discuss the September 11, 2012 attack on the American Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi, Libya, and its lingering effects … Continue reading

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A Realistic View Of US Foreign Policy In The Middle East.

On July 29, 2013, Democratic Perspective hosted Stephen M. Walt, professor of international affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Professor Walt is an author, a widely respected expert on foreign policy and a leading proponent of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Politics: Past, Present And Future.

Democratic Perspective recently inteviewed Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and author of Engaging the Muslim World and Sacred Space and Holy War. We began by asking Cole about the political situation … Continue reading

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