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A podcast from The New Arab, a leading English-language website based in London covering the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Arab and Muslim affairs around the world, bringing you news, culture, and lifestyle from these regions and beyond. Mirroring our diverse coverage, the podcast combines storytelling and news analysis to bring our listeners something familiar yet new. Visit our website for more quality journalism: thenewarab.co.uk
 
The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences which separate and distinguish the ways of life and political and ideological perspectives of people in that part of the world. Co-hosted by Malihe and Mira.
 
Babel will take you beyond the headlines to discuss what’s really happening in the Middle East and North Africa. It features regional experts who explain what’s going on, provide context on pivotal developments, and highlight trends you may have missed. Jon Alterman, senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the podcast along with his colleagues from ...
 
Voices of the Middle East and North Africa is a weekly program hosted by Malihe Razazan and Mira Nabulsi. It explores the richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa through a complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences. Voices of the Middle East and North Africa airs on KPFA radio, 94.1 FM, in Berkeley, CA. Online on kpfa.org or on Apple Podcasts.
 
Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sand ...
 
Maghrib in Past & Present | Podcasts is a forum in which artists, writers, and scholars from North Africa, the United States, and beyond can present their ongoing and innovative research on and cultural activities in the Maghrib. The podcasts are based on lectures or performances before live audiences across the Maghrib. Aiming to project the scientific and cultural dynamism of research in and on North Africa into the classroom, we too hope to reach a wider audience across the globe.
 
Each week Andrew Parasiliti, president of the award-winning news site Al-Monitor, and Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor’s Senior Correspondent, interview newsmakers, journalists and thought leaders from the US and Middle East about the latest news and trends in the region. Andrew has been writing about, and traveling in, the Middle East for over three decades, meeting and interviewing the region’s top political and civil society leaders. Since obtaining his PH.D from Johns Hopkins University, he has ...
 
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Center for Strategic and International Studies

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The Middle East Program heads CSIS’s work on the region, which analyzes a wide range of political, security, and socioeconomic issues related to the Middle East and North Africa, with special attention to the ways that changes in the Middle East and North Africa have effects beyond the region. Subscribe
 
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The Forgotten Exodus

American Jewish Committee (AJC)

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The world has overlooked an important episode in modern history: the 800,000 Jews who left or were driven from their homes in Arab nations and Iran in the mid-20th century to forge new lives for themselves and future generations. The Forgotten Exodus, a new limited podcast series brought to you by American Jewish Committee (AJC), explores the lessons we can learn from this pivotal moment of Jewish history. The series delves into the rich, yet little-known heritage of Jews from Arab nations, ...
 
On “Reading the Middle East with Gilles Kepel,” the latest Al-Monitor podcast, renowned French scholar Gilles Kepel interviews the ground-breaking authors and thought leaders who are both shaping and explaining the complex trends in the Middle East and Islamic world. Kepel, one of Europe's leading experts on Islamism, the Middle East and North Africa, is a professor at the Institute of Political Studies, Paris (Sciences Po). His numerous books — which include "Jihad: The Trail of Political I ...
 
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The Africa Program and the Middle East Program analyze broad political, economic, and security trends in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa, respectively. The Global Health Policy Center, the Human Rights Initiative, the Prosperity and Development Project, and the Global Food Security Program each conduct work on Africa through the lens of their respective thematic areas. Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this region below.
 
Established in September 2018, the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies draws together staff and students from across King’s College London working on the Middle East and North Africa. Based in a dozen departments, its over 30 faculty members produce world-class research on every country in the region. They are routinely asked by policy makers, civil society groups and media outlets both in the UK and elsewhere to provide expert analysis on events and developments in this important part of th ...
 
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Africa and the Global Illicit Economy

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Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

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Africa and the Global Illicit Economy brings you stories and investigations based on the extensive research networks at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. We'll be looking at corruption, illicit financial flows, gangs, the role of foreign corporations, the political economy of crime, and the enabling environment that has made Africa vulnerable to the growth of organized crime. Drawing on the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime's civil society obs ...
 
Welcome to Journey With Mpho! Mpho is a South African podcaster currently based in Hawaii, USA. She is a certified White Light and Karuna Reiki practitioner who utilizes this certification to embody spiritual alchemy in her work as a conscious content creator and ancestral wisdom carrier. As a cultural bridge between Africa and North America, she utilizes this show as a means to connect the two worlds she lives in. She considers herself a passioned mental health advocate hence, this podcast ...
 
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Venetia Rainey

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feMENA is a fortnightly feminist podcast looking at women's rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Hosted by journalist Venetia Rainey, the show will look at issues such as political participation, marginalised communities, sexist laws and sexual health. Providing first-person stories and in-depth analysis - exclusively from women in the region - this is a platform to amplify female voices and experiences not normally heard in mainstream media.
 
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Bi-Polar Girl Productions presents: Bi-Polar Girl – A US based global show listened to in 76 countries and growing! Listeners are from Africa, North & South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia! Bi-Polar Girl’s mission is to help eliminate the stigma of managing and living with a mental illness! Let’s create community! Let’s be your community! Let’s thrive and cry together! Come listen to Rebecca and Stephen tell their story and interview friends along the way!
 
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Kim Jong-un says North Korea is ready to mobilise its nuclear war deterrent. Leader Kim Jong-un added that the country was fully ready for any military confrontation with the US. The US warned last month that Pyongyang could conduct such a test at any time. The US special representative to North Korea Sung Kim says North Korea has tested an unprece…
 
Demonstrations against the rising cost of living, corruption and police brutality have taken place in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, as well as several other towns in the country. The government has declared a nationwide curfew in response to the protests.Plus, votes are being counted in Kenya, following Tuesday’s presidential and parliamentary e…
 
Colombian President Gustavo Petro introduced a new tax reform proposal to Congress that is expected to finance the ambitious programs and policies he hopes will transform the country. The move by the country’s first leftist leader was the first step to fulfilling his promise to millions of Colombians. Maydany Salcedo, who advises the administration…
 
Russia says it was suspending United States on-site inspections under a strategic arms control treaty with Washington, pointing to Western sanctions and coronavirus infections, adding that Moscow remains committed to all provisions of the treaty. The Russian foreign ministry says facilities that are subject to inspections under the New START treaty…
 
The US secretary of state says Washington will not dictate which choices Africa should make and neither should anyone else. Antony Blinken says African nations have been treated as instruments of other nations' progress, rather than the authors of their own. Mr Blinken addressed African reservations that the continent is sometimes used as a pawn in…
 
South Africa's minister of international relations has called for more effort to be made to resolve the war in Ukraine through dialogue. Naledi Pandor says South Africa abhorred war. She also called for an even-handed approach to international issues - saying the world should be equally concerned about what's happening to the people of Palestine as…
 
Mali has received five military jets and a combat helicopter from Russia - a close ally in its fight against a jihadist insurgency. Defence Minister Sadio Camara paid tribute to what he called Mali's win-win partnership with Russia. That second military take-over in just over a year plus Mali's decision to hire Russian mercenaries were key reasons …
 
The high cost and scarcity of aviation fuel, known as Jet A1, has forced Air Peace to suspend its Lagos-Johannesburg flight operations. The airline explained that due to the turbulent times the aviation industry was experiencing with Jet A1 fuel increases, scarcity of forex and a delay in visa issuance for South African travel passengers, it had to…
 
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group has made a passionate appeal to President Muhamadu Buhari to utilise the remaining 10 months in his administration to make tough choices and take decisive actions that would pull Nigeria from the brink of socio-economic collapse. The NESG says these decisive decisions, should include addressing mounting insecurity…
 
Governor Samuel Ortom has written President Muhammadu Buhari for firearm licensing for the newly established Benue State Community Volunteer Guards inaugurated to provide surveillance and intelligence gathering in the wake of persistent herdsmen attacks. Ortom says the move became necessary following the legitimated process of establishing the Guar…
 
President Muhammadu Buhari has okayed Seplat Energy Offshore Limited’s acquisition of Exxon Mobil shares. Buhari considered the extensive benefits of the transaction to the country’s energy sector and the economy in giving consent. The President granted consent to the Share Sales Agreement, as requested by the parties to the transaction, and direct…
 
During the Cold War, the British government oversaw the transition to independence of dozens of colonies. Often the most challenging aspect of this transition was the creation of a national army from colonial forces. In Built on the Ruins of Empire: British Military Assistance and African Independence (University Press of Kansas, 2022), Dr. Blake W…
 
This week on Babel, Jon speaks with Ambassador Beth van Schaack, the State Department's ambassador-at-large for Global Criminal Justice. They talk about holding perpetrators of atrocities accountable in Syria, how accountability and justice fit into U.S. foreign policy, and the ways in which accountability looks different the for winners and losers…
 
Were you one of the 2.92million people who was watching Nancy Pelosi fly into Taiwan on FlightRadar24 bypassing Chinese bases in the South China Sea as it approached Taipei? It’s one of the most popular flight tracking sites in the world and uses open standard surveillance technology which allows planes to transmit their location data to anyone wit…
 
When Prime Minister Victor Orban recently spelled out his vision of Hungary's frontiers, he joined a club of expansionist leaders such as Russia's Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping, and members of the Indian power elite who define their countries’ borders in civilisational rather than national terms.Thank you to all who have demonstrated their app…
 
Hundreds of Kenyans rush to collect national identification cards necessary to cast their vote, while many others experience travel woes on the eve of the country's general elections. Observers highlight a few issues ahead of the polls as the Electoral Commission suspends voting in four areas over ballot paper issues. Plus some Kenyans tell us abou…
 
נחשון פינקו מארח את מיי ברוקס-קמפלר מבכירי/ות הסייבר בישראל, מייסדת ויו"רית חברת הלנה, מייסדת קהילת בטוחים אונליין, יועצת סייבר בכירה להנהלות וזו רשימה חלקית בלבד. בשיחה מרתקת על סייבר שמסתכלת בלבן של העיניים האם מנהלים צריכים להבין בסייבר? ובאילו מצבים מומלץ שההנהלה תיקח יועץ סייבר מומחה משלה ?האם צריך להצמיד לסיסו מנטור עסקי מתוך הארגון איך מייצר…
 
Turkish leaders continue to threaten another military offensive against the Syrian Kurds. But they need either the Kremlin's or Washington's approval to mount any such offensive in the zones that are under Russian and US control. Salih Muslim, the leader of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party that hold power in northeast Syria says Erdogan is…
 
US public health officials have declared the spread of the monkeypox disease a public health emergency. The declaration will free up additional government resources to help contain the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 6,600 cases of the disease had been confirmed in the US. Secretary of Health and H…
 
A Kenyan court has ordered the country's electoral body to use a manual register to identify voters in next week's general election. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission had planned to rely solely on the electronic voter register, saying that using printed registers could open the door to electoral malpractice. The court however says…
 
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken who's in South Africa for a three-nation African tour is holding talks with his South African counterpart, Naledi Pandor. Mr Blinken is expected to announce a new strategy for Africa to boost American influence on the continent amid concerns that Washington is losing out to both China and Russia. Ms Pandor has a…
 
Ethiopia has accused a team of Western diplomats of appeasing Tigrayan forces during a recent trip to Mekelle, the capital of the embattled northern region. The prime minister’s security adviser and a member of a negotiating team set up by Addis Ababa Redwan Hussien, however, says that the diplomats failed to press unequivocal commitment for peace …
 
Nigeria has secured a $1.5 billion loan from the US-EXIM Bank to boost solar power infrastructure in 10 different locations in the country. Chief Executive Officer of SUN Africa LLC, USA, Adam Cortese, explained that the loan was a government-to-government facility at a concessional rate of over 20 years. He says the Niger Delta Power Holding Compa…
 
The Plateau Government revoked the licenses of all nursery, primary, and secondary schools in the state. Commissioner of Education, Elizabeth Wampum, says the decision was taken after it was discovered that 5,000 private schools were operating without a license. The commissioner noted that about 90 per cent of the schools do not adhere to governmen…
 
The Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Abubakar, says in spite of the protracted security challenge in the country, food production has not dropped. Abubakar acknowledged that the insurgency, inhibiting farmers from accessing their farms, particularly in the North-West, North-East, and North-Central, is a concern for the Federal Government. He, howe…
 
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