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On 20 March 2013 MEI Director Professor Michael Hudson was interviewed by Channel News Asia on the conflict in Syria. Syrian opposition rebels have reportedly used chemical weapons in their attacks, a report of which U.S. President Obama says he is “deeply skeptical.” In the segment Hudson discusses the limited capability of the Syrian opposition [...]
On 28 January 2013, Channel News Asia interviewed MEI Director Michael C. Hudson on the tumultuous situation in Egypt, in which many are taking to the streets in protest of the present political climate on the second anniversary of the country’s uprisings. In the segment, Professor Hudson discusses the curfew instituted by President Morsi, the [...]
Yesterday, on 23 January, MEI Director Michael C. Hudson gave an interview to Channel News Asia on the topic of the Jordanian parliamentary elections. Hudson remarked that King Abdullah II is hoping to reestablish a greater sense of legitimacy through these elections after an increase in dissent and protest over the past two years. However, [...]
MEI Research Fellow Dr. Fanar Haddad, author of Sectarianism in Iraq: Antagonistic Visions of Unity (2011), penned a piece earlier this week for Foreign Policy on recent protests in western Iraq entitled “Can a ‘Sunni Spring’ Turn into an ‘Iraqi Spring?’” The protests were triggered by the arrest of the Minister of Finance Rafi’i al [...]
MEI Visiting Research Professor Peter Sluglett was recently interviewed by the American Historical Association for its “Member Spotlight” feature. In it, he discusses how he became interested in Middle East history, reports on his latest projects, and gives book recommendations. In relation to his appointment at MEI, he says: “At the moment I am based [...]
A number of researchers at MEI have made appearances on Channel News Asia over the past months to discuss pressing issues in the Middle East. Please click the links below to watch the segments.
MEI Visiting Research Fellow Dr. Sara Bazoobandi recently gave an interview to the Persian website Arseh Sevom (The Third Arena) about the troubled economic situation in Iran due to international sanctions. She addresses the sanctions’ effects on elements such as the crime rate and health care as well as civil society more generally, and she [...]
Dr. Fahed Al-Sumait, a professor of communications at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait and a research fellow at MEI for the 2011-2012 academic year, gave an interview to the Singaporean Malay language newspaper Berita Harian earlier this month about political transitions in Egypt and Libya. MEI Research Assistant Nurhidayahti Mohammad Miharja translated [...]
MEI Visiting Research Professor Lilia Labidi, former Minister of Women’s Affairs in the first transitional government of Tunisia, gave an interview to the Singaporean Malay language newspaper Berita Harian on 21 July 2012 about her country’s Jasmine Revolution and its repercussions. MEI Research Assistant Nurhidayahti Mohammad Miharja translated the article from Malay to English.