US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution

Jul 12, 2019

In the run-up to this year’s general election, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that he would annex large areas of the West Bank if he secured victory. The fulfillment of his promise — assuming Netanyahu wins the re-run scheduled for September after failing to form a...

Rosy Image of US Equality Glosses Over Systemic Racism
Jun 21, 2019

Rosy Image of US Equality Glosses Over Systemic Racism

Trump Is Wrong to Think He Can Force Iran to Its Knees
Jun 20, 2019

Trump Is Wrong to Think He Can Force Iran to Its Knees

The University at Buffalo Talks to Fair Observer
Jun 13, 2019

The University at Buffalo Talks to Fair Observer

Does the US Have a Long-Term Iran Strategy?

Does the US Have a Long-Term Iran Strategy?

Jun 03, 2019

For four decades, relations between Iran and the United States have been marked by misunderstandings, tensions and enmity. The two countries seem to find it impossible to settle their differences and engage with each other on a basis of mutual respect. Reckless decisions by the leaders of the two...

Helping India’s Rural Youth Unlock Their Potential

Helping India’s Rural Youth Unlock Their Potential

May 31, 2019

In 2012, Ashweetha Shetty left a remote village in Tamil Nadu to join the Young India Fellowship, a one-year post-graduate diploma program at Ashoka University in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Shetty was the first among her family members to finish college, breaking many social barriers to...

Venezuela Crisis: Nicolás Maduro Has Made a Bad Situation Worse

Venezuela Crisis: Nicolás Maduro Has Made a Bad Situation Worse

May 30, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Robert Patman, professor of international relations at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Venezuela is in the midst of a severe socio-economic and political crisis. President Nicolás Maduro faces growing pressure, both domestically and...

How Ideology Affects Our Acceptance of Climate Science

How Ideology Affects Our Acceptance of Climate Science

May 29, 2019

In this edition of the Interview, Fair Observer talks to Arek Sinanian, a climate expert. The science is clear on climate change. Looking back at this past year, we've witnessed how climate change has manifested in more extreme weather, from record-breaking hurricanes, storms and flooding to...

Finland Is Warming at Twice the Global Rate

Finland Is Warming at Twice the Global Rate

May 21, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Satu Hassi, Finland's former environment minister. Finland is a country of fascinating and stark contrasts — long and glittery summer nights and short, snowy winter days, the midnight sun and the winter darkness. The country earned its...

US Middle East Policy Is in Thrall to Its Regional Allies

US Middle East Policy Is in Thrall to Its Regional Allies

May 17, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Edward Wastnidge, a lecturer in international studies at the Open University. Four decades after Iran and the United States severed diplomatic relations, tensions are running higher than at any point in the 21st century. US President...

India’s 2019 Election Is a Choice between a Strong and a Helpless Government

India’s 2019 Election Is a Choice between a Strong and a Helpless Government

In this guest edition of The Interview, Nilanjana Sen and Varuna Shunglu talk to Maheish Girri, the national secretary of the BJP. In 2014, the world’s largest democracy elected the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power, with Narendra Modi as the prime minister. Modi came to victory on the...

Extremists Won’t Hinder Interfaith Dialogue

Extremists Won't Hinder Interfaith Dialogue

May 15, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Leonard Swidler, professor of Catholic thought and interreligious dialogue at Temple University, Philadelphia. Interfaith dialogue is a necessity in our age. In a world suffering from armed conflicts, diplomatic standoffs and trade wars,...

Trump Has No Intentions of Going to War with Iran

Trump Has No Intentions of Going to War with Iran

May 13, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Hooman Majd, a prominent Iranian-American journalist and author. Those who follow international news come across mentions of Iran almost constantly. Over the past two decades, the regime in Tehran has been in the headlines for its...

In Today’s Foreign Policy, the Only Law Is the Law of the Strongest

In Today's Foreign Policy, the Only Law Is the Law of the Strongest

May 08, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to John L. Harper, the Kenneth H. Keller professor of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University. Foreign policy decisions made by US President Donald Trump have been widely criticized both by his opponents and his own party....

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