Interviews

Conversations with people intimately involved in the most important events in the region.



Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Thursday, 1 May, 2014

Standing Up for Iraq’s Turkmen

The Turkmen, Iraq’s third-largest ethnic group, are mainly clustered in northern Iraq, including the disputed city of Kirkuk. Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) are fighting for control of the oil-rich city, which has harbored Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens and Christians for centuries. A referendum to decide whether Kirkuk would be integrated within the autonomous Kurdish region or remain under Baghdad’s control was originally scheduled for November 2007, but has been repeatedl...

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Tam Hussein
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on : Saturday, 8 Feb, 2014

Jihad, Then and Now

As the situation in Syria grows worse and simultaneously more complicated day by day, the fears of observers of the conflict have become more focused on the foreign jihadists who have travelled to the war-torn country to take part in the fighting. With the chaos unleashed by some of the “Arab Afghans” who joined the struggle against the former Soviet Union’s presence in Afghanistan in the 1980s still fresh in the minds of the world’s intelligence and security services, it is worth lo...

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Tam Hussein
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on : Friday, 29 Nov, 2013

A Brotherhood Vision for Syria

In Syria, Al-Qaeda and affiliated groups have gradually emerged as one of the main threats to the survival of the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad. Ironically, however, the ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 15 Nov, 2013

From the Archives: Ronald Reagan speaks with Al-Majalla

President Reagan wore a grey suit, a white shirt and a blue tie. He seemed fit and well after his holiday in California. Indeed, he said that he had not felt this active or fit...

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Harry Shukman and Hannah Wilkinson
on : Thursday, 5 Sep, 2013

Nasser, My Grandfather

Since the removal from power of former president Mohamed Mursi on June 30, the Egyptian army has once again emerged as the leading political force in Egypt. The ensuing schism betw...

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Tam Hussein
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on : Tuesday, 23 Jul, 2013

Far from the Maddening Crowd

Dr Mohammed Ghanem, the UK representative for the Muslim Brotherhood, is in Regents Park Mosque in the process of organizing a demonstration at the Egyptian embassy; but before the...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Friday, 14 Jun, 2013

No Room for Maneuver

Khalid Azizi is a composed and soft-spoken man; he does not exhibit the fiery rhetoric that would be expected of a man in his position. Azizi is the secretary-general of the Ku...

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Tam Hussein
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on : Tuesday, 23 Apr, 2013

The Brotherhood’s Man in London

Out of all the places to meet Zuheir Salem, the number two man of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood (SMB), a David Brent-style office in Alperton, north London, is probably the least e...

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Adel Al-Toraifi
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on : Saturday, 20 Apr, 2013

Abdullah Gül: The View From Ankara

Ankara, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Çankaya Köşkü has been the official residence of the president of Turkey since the era of Atatürk, the founder of the modern republic. The presid...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Thursday, 18 Apr, 2013

Back in the Game

Iraq’s eagerly anticipated provincial elections will take place this Saturday, April 20. While the elections for parliament and the post of prime minister will happen next year, ...

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