Israel

Steven A Cook (@StevenACook), Senior fellow of Middle East and North African studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, joins us to talk about our relationship with Turkey since Trump became president. Why is Turkey upset with the United States? The obsession with Fethullah Gulen by Erdogan’s supporters.

New report indicates climate change is moving even faster than we realized. How the Trump Administration is suppressing climate science. Policy and identity. What Ryan Cooper got right and wrong in his piece on Kamala Harris, Deval Patrick and Corey Booker. ICE’s new obscene policies and using children as bait. On The Fun Half: The […]
Donald Trump told James Comey, that he hoped that “he could let this go” with regards to the investigation of Flynn. James Comey is releasing information on Trump. Are we close to impeachment or removal from office? Why there is more information coming from Comey. Putin offers to release a transcript of Trump’s meeting with […]
Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice explains what is appealing about President Obama’s pick of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. Deference to regulatory agencies. The politics of the Garland pick. Why Obama’s strategy of appearing rational does not work with Republicans. […]
Padraig O’Malley the author of  The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine – A Tale of Two Narratives will explains why the conflicting narratives of Israelis and Palestinians undermines political solutions. How fear and humiliation define the conflict. Why the Two States solution is almost impossible and why the Occupation needs to end now. On The Fun Half: […]
Guardian Writer at Large Steven W Thrasher explains how and why Black Lives Matter has gone global. The historical roots of Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter in Palestine and what comes next from the movement. On The Fun Half: President Obama’s excellent defense of the Iran deal, more absurd arguments against it. Bernie Sanders […]
Monkey Cage Blog editor E.J. Graff and Sam break down how Transgender people have been discriminated against in the military and why the politics are shafting now. Transgender people and the LGBT movement and the politics of “fitting in”. What is “Gay INC.” and how it effected the LGBT movement. Fear, sexual identity and gender […]
Professor Juan Cole explains how the climate crisis in Syria helped create the conditions that led to the creation of ISIL. Sea level rises and the next wave of instability in the Middle East. The importance of water in Israel/Palestine. Why Martin O’Malley’s recent comments on climate change and ISIL has provoked so much rage […]
Matt Duss the President, Foundation for Middle East Peace, explains how President Obama’s foreign policy views going back to his first run for President led to the diplomatic breakthrough with Iran. What was the actual nature of Iran’s nuclear program? The Bush Administration and the expansion of Iran’s nuclear efforts. What sanctions remain on Iran after […]
Bard College Leon Botstein, explains whether or not we are still educating to create citizens. The rise of the suburbs and social segregation. The erosion of public education and the Charter School movement. Why our conversations are shrinking. The American progressive education tradition and the training of citizens. Media culture and the undermining of civic […]