The Interview 2020







The Interview on Fair Observer involves insightful conversations with thoughtful people on issues that matter. Our goal is to find a diverse array of people who provide light from different prisms. Subjects range from art and religion to climate change and geopolitics. These conversations give us glimpses from around the world and expand not only our knowledge, but also our consciousness.

In a nutshell, The Interview is a unique feature that combines breadth and depth, diversity and quality. It brings in a dash of personality and intimacy to issues that may seem abstract but are very real for all of us.

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Naomi Wolf Talks Homophobia, Feminism and “Outrages — Ankita Mukopadhyay & Naomi Wolf

Immigrants Provide a Net Gain to the US — Kourosh Ziabari & Kwame Anthony Appiah

Can Telling Stories Through Data Help Fight Misinformation in India? — Ankita Mukopadhyay & Govindraj Ethiraj

Talking African Literature with Chigozie Obioma — Kourosh Ziabari & Chigozie Obioma

What the “Deal of the Century” Means for Israel and Palestine — Kourosh Ziabari & Antony Loewenstein

The BJP Rejects the Idea of a Hindu Rashtra — Ankita Mukopadhyay & Sudhanshu Mittal

India’s Health-Care System Is in Shambles — Nilanjana Sen & I.P. Singh

Will Qatar Succeed in Hosting the First Carbon-Neutral World Cup? — Kourosh Ziabari, Mohamed Abdallah & Yusuf Bicer

Three Scenarios for a Post-Coronavirus World — Valerio Alfonso Bruno & Emanuele Parsi

Why Has Islamophobia Risen In America — Kourosh Ziabari & Arun Kundnani

The One-State Reality to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict — Kourosh Ziabari & Ian Lustick

Kashmir’s History and Future Meet in Literature — Vikram Zutshi & Rakesh Kaul

What a Serial Traveler Thinks of Iran — Kourosh Ziabari & Kamila Napora

Governments Must Recognize the Importance of the Youth — Kourosh Ziabari & Kristeena Monteith

What Explains Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy? — Kourosh Ziabari & Stephen Zunes

The American Empire: Maintaining Hegemony Through Wars — Ankita Mukopadhyay & Peter Kuznick

The Rapper Breaking Down Borders With Dreams — Sophia Akram & Potent Whisper

Climate Change Will Impact the Human Rights of Millions — Kourosh Ziabari & Ashok Swain


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