Middle East


On the next Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week we’ll have a conversation about the Arab states' decision to isolate Qatar as well as the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War.

Your Call: US foreign policy in the Middle East

Apr 10, 2017

Since the inauguration, the Trump administration has sharply increased drone attacks on Yemen and bombings in Iraq. Trump also appointed a pro-settlement ambassador to Israel, and ordered a missile strike on Syria.

What is President Obama’s foreign policy legacy?

Boston University’s Andrew Bacevich, and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government Stephen Walt, two prominent foreign policy scholars, will reflect on the past eight years.

On the September 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with military historian Andrew Bacevich about his new book America's War for the Greater Middle East.

Your Call: The Hillary Clinton doctrine

Jul 25, 2016

On the July 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about where Hillary Clinton stands on foreign policy. More than a decade after 9/11, the so-called war on terror has remained a pillar of U.S. foreign policy.

 

The world is united in grief over recent attacks on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Meanwhile, Muslims are facing violence in the aftermath. Many have denounced it, including the family of a Muslim police officer killed by the gunmen. And many Muslims say what’s needed is a dialogue between civilizations to understand each other on a human level. One way to do that is through sharing ancient art.

  

Ya Elah, the women's vocal ensemble, returns to KALW with a new line-up of singers and musicians.   Their spiritual songs combine the rhythms and melodies of Balkan and Middle Eastern music with sacred and liturgical texts.  Our other guests include two great acoustic guitarists--Steve Baughman and Nina Gerber (who has accompanied the late Kate Wolf, as well as Dave Alvin, Nanci Griffith, and Peter Rowan).