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Washington’s Tantrum: Syria Returns to the Arab League … Kazerooni and Prince go freelance.

May 26, 2023


hmmm . Seems Washington is losing its touch in the Middle East

Greetings friends:

For thirteen years, starting in 2010 just prior to the outbreak of the Arab Spring, Ibrahim Kazerooni and I began to be political commentators on KGNU-Hemispheres – Middle East Dialogues produced by Jim Nelson. It’s been a fine run. As we depart the station we have come to realize that – to our surprise – we have a dedicated listenership. And to all of you, we express our appreciation, our gratitude.

It’s time to move on but we’re not going off into the sunset quite yet.

Ibrahim and I are too much in the habit firstly of talking to each other regularly about Middle East events and developments and we have decided to continue our programs “free lance”. Our next program which we hope you can catch will air on Saturday, May 27, 2023 @ 5:15 Mountain States Time.

Our intention is to do a program every few weeks – with the focus remaining on Middle East geopolitics, the U.S. role in the region. We hope you will join us.

As we are starting from scratch, we are asking friends who see this – if they might – to spread the word as we try to build an independent listenership.


Three “Summits” were held recently in different parts of the world: the G-7 Summit in Tokyo, a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in China and the Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) Summit of the Arab League. Taken all together, the three represent a coherent picture of the trends in the global economy. In the upcoming video, we will compare and contrast the three, especially how they view global shifts from unilateralism to multilateralism and then focus on the watershed Jeddah meeting where – depending on how you see it either Syria was invited back into the Arab League, or, as we see it, the Arab League returned to Syria.

To watch live on YouTube, click here

The video will be posted on this blog within 24 hours after the program is completed for those of you who miss the live broadcast

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. William Conklin permalink
    May 26, 2023 9:28 am


  2. tim mccarthy permalink
    May 26, 2023 12:14 pm

    looking forward to it. The Middle East report was the best of KGNU broadcasting.

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