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Democracy Now! Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on Palestinian Statehood Bid

This is a debate featuring Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani and Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah which aired live on 23 September, 2011. The interview centered around the question of whether or not the U.N. statehood bid advances or undermines the Palestinian struggle. Rabbani argued that the core ...  Read More »

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Ma'an News Agency Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on Palestine UN Bid

[The following interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani was published by Ma'an News Agency on 22 September 2011. It was conducted by Jared Malsin.] Escaping the diplomatic framework created by the never-completed Oslo peace accords is the only route for Palestinians to ensure the realizations of their rights, ...  Read More »

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Al-Jazeera Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on PLO/PA Strategy at the UN

The following interview aired live on Al Jazeera English's The Stream with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on 20 September 2011. Erakat argues that if the PLO is serious about changing its strategy vis-a-vis Israel post-statehood bid, it should commit to shifting from bilateralism to multilateralism and look to its ...  Read More »

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Interview with Hossam El-Hamalawy on Counter-Revolution in Egypt

Seven months after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the popular debate on what constitutes genuine change and revolution in Egypt rages on. The decapitated hydra of Mubarak's regime lives on under a different guise, but average citizens seem more determined than ever to not let any special interests steal their hard-won ...  Read More »

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"Arab Talk" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad on Syria and Arab Uprisings

This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad by Jess Ghannam of KPOO's "Arab Talk." The interview discusses the domestic, regional, and international implications of of the Arab uprisings, specifically what these uprisings mean for the future of Arab politics, the foreign policies of ...  Read More »

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Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Lisa Hajjar on Obama's own 'Gitmo,' Bagram, and US Detention Policy

This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Lisa Hajjar during the week marking the ten year anniversary of the 11 September attack in the United States. Interviewed by Jess Ghannam of KPOO's "Arab Talk," Lisa begins with a survey of the landscape of US detention policy of the last ten years. While ...  Read More »

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Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on Palestinian Statehood

With the United Nations set to debate Palestinian statehood on 20 September, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani, a Middle East-based expert on Palestine and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies, discusses the background to and implications of this development. He will be in the U.S. 15 ...  Read More »

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AJE Interview Featuring Noura Erakat on Palestinian Statehood Bid

[The following roundtable interview was conducted by Roxanne Horesh with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat and several other analysts. It was published on Al Jazeera English on 19 September 2011.] Debating the UN bid for Palestinian statehood Experts discuss what may happen with the Palestinian bid for UN ...  Read More »

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Resistance and Revolution as Lived Daily Experience: An Interview with Leila Khaled (Part 2)

[This is Part 2 of a translated transcription of a series of interviews conducted by the author with Leila Khaled during the summer of 2007. Click here to read the Introduction to the interview, and here to read Part 1.] The 1940s through the 1960s were decades of intense social and political mobilization throughout ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Anjali Kamat on Militarization and Reconciliation in Libya

This is an interview conducted with Anjali Kamat on Wednesday, 14 September, in regards to the post-Qaddaif situation in Libya. The interview addresses the legacies of both Qaddafi's rule and the armed rebellion to overthrow him, highlighting questions of militarization, reconciliation, and the future role of ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Mahmood Mamdani on Regional Implications of NATO Intervention

This is an interview conducted with Mahmood Mamdani on Wednesday, 14 September, in regards to recent developments in Libya and Sudan. The interview addresses the implications of NATO's intervention in Libya and the independence of South Sudan, highlighting the regional implications for the African continent. As the ...  Read More »

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KPOO's "Arab Talk" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor on Bagram, Obama's Other Gitmo, and US Detention Policy

This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Lisa Hajjar during the week marking the ten year anniversary of the September 11 attack in the United States. Conducted by Jess Ghannam, of KPOO's "Arab Talk," the interview begins with a survey of the landscape of US detention policy of the last ten ...  Read More »

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"Zahra's Paradise": An Interview with Amir and Khalil

[The writer Amir and the artist Khalil (both have chosen anonymity for political reasons) began publishing the webcomic Zahra’s Paradise online in February 2010. This week, First Second Books will publish Zahra’s Paradise as a graphic novel. Jadaliyya interviewed Amir and Khalil on the occasion of the book’s ...  Read More »

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Resistance and Revolution as Lived Daily Experience: An Interview with Leila Khaled (Intro)

The protests and uprisings that have taken hold across the Arab world have given new contours to processes of politicization, as well as the use of the term “revolution.” Before 2011, references to “the revolution” around the Arab World would conjure images of Gamal Abdul Nasser, Abdul-Karim Qassim, Mu’ammar ...  Read More »

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Resistance and Revolution as Lived Daily Experience: An Interview with Leila Khaled (Part 1)

[This is Part 1 of a translated transcription of a series of interviews conducted by the author with Leila Khaled during the summer of 2007. Click here to read the Introduction to the interview.] As the question of the “statehood bid”—or rather UN membership—dominates discussions of Palestinian politics, Leila ...  Read More »

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An Interview with Ramy Esam

[This is the second installment in a series on artists of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Click here for the first interview.] Of all the artists who rose to fame during the demonstrations leading to the fall of deposed Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, Ramy Essam was the most renowned. A twenty-three year old ...  Read More »

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Escaping Mumana'a and the US-Saudi Counter-Revolution: Syria, Yemen, and Visions of Democracy (Interview with Fawwaz Traboulsi)

Ahmad Shokr and Anjali Kamat (AS&AK): The Syrian people have been resisting for months now and keep coming out on the streets despite escalating repression. How would you characterize the uprising in Syria and where do you think it is heading? Fawwaz Traboulsi (FT): People I’ve talked to in Syria tell me ...  Read More »

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Interview with Ali Ahmida, Gilbert Achcar, and David Smith on Situation in Libya

AUDIO PLAYER BELOW The fall of Qaddafi's Tripoli to Libyan rebels has raised a host of new questions and intensified existing debates about the nature and fate of the Libyan uprising. As the peaceful uprising in Libya shifted towards an open rebellion in the face of a violent response by Qaddafi's regime, various ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Gilbert Achcar on the Libyan Rebels

This is an interview conducted with Gilbert Achcar on Wednesday, August 24, in regards to news of the Libyan rebels entering Tripoli. The interview addresses the events surrounding this development, highlighting the dynamics of the NATO intervention and discussing the identities and interests that make up the rebel ...  Read More »

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Religious Liberty, Minorities, and Islam: An Interview with Saba Mahmood

Saba Mahmood is an anthropologist who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, and whose work raises challenging questions about the relationship between religion and secularism, ethics and politics, agency and freedom. Her book Politics of Piety, a study of a grassroots women’s piety movement in ...  Read More »

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The Suspicious Revolution: An Interview with Talal Asad

Not long after his return from Cairo, where he was doing fieldwork, I spoke with Talal Asad at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where he is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. Distinguished indeed: with books like Genealogies of Religion and Formations of the Secular, as ...  Read More »

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"The United States Is Not Qualified to Intervene on Behalf of Democracy in the Region": Al-Jazeera Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor

This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor, Bassam Haddad, on the role of the United States in Syria. After five months of continuous suppression of protests in Syria, resulting in nearly 2000 deaths and more than 15,000 arrests, the Syrian regime is facing growing regional and international pressures to ...  Read More »

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Haletna bel Romancy

Concert Review and Interview: Mashrou' Leila, Beirut Hippodrome, July 29, 2011. Yalla, conjure your stereotype. Humid, jasmine-scented nights; hot, diesel-loaded days; pockmarked buildings; the blue Mediterranean crashing on the popular Corniche boardwalk; Lebanese women; Lebanese men; the middle of 2011 in the ...  Read More »

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General Suleiman, Reggae & Defamation: Interview with Zeid Hamdan

On the old white door to his apartment, there’s a note from the neighbors saying “Welcome home”. But friends and family are not the only ones relieved to see Zeid Hamdan out of jail. Only a few hours after the Lebanese musician was detained on Wednesday for “defaming the president” in his 2010 song General Suleiman, ...  Read More »

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Al-Jazeera Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor on the UN Security Council and Syria

This is a brief interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad on the UN Security Council and Syria, and the pressure that might be placed on the Syrian regime to halt its crackdowns on protesters. The interview comes after the Syrian regime entered and besieged the northern city of Hama, resulting in more ...  Read More »

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"The Real News" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor on Islamists and the Egyptian Revolution

This is an interview conducted by TheRealNews.com with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Hesham Sallam after the events of this past Friday in Tahrir Square. Hesham discusses some of the tensions underlying the conduct os Islamists vis-a-vis the larger struggle to institutionalize the revolution in Egypt.        Read More »

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On the Historical Study of South Asia and Sufism: An Interview with Nile Green

In the following conversation with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Ziad Abu-Rish, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Professor of History Nile Green discusses some of the issues arising from the study of “Muslims of South Asia and the wider Persianate world.” The bulk of the interview addresses issues related to the ...  Read More »

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Breaking the Siege and the Diplomatic Impasse: An Interview with Huwaida Arraf

[This interview was conducted by Jadaliyya co-editor Noura Erakat. Huwaida Arraf is Chairperson of the Gaza Freedom Movement Coalition and Co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement.]  NE: Let's get some of the basics first—how many passengers were a part of the Freedom Flotilla II? How many ships ...  Read More »

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The Syrian People Will Determine the Fate of Syria: An Interview with Burhan Ghalyoun

[This interview was conducted by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Ibtisam Azem and first published in Arabic by Qantara. It was translated into English by Ziad Abu-Rish and Khuloud.] In the following conversation with Ibtisam Azem, a prominent Syrian opposition figure and Professor of Political Sociology at the Sorbonne, ...  Read More »

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Trafficking and Foreign Labor in the Gulf: An Interview with Pardis Mahdavi

Earlier this month, the US State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, an inventory of the world’s efforts at combating the global trade in people. The 2011 report marks a turning point of sorts for US foreign policy. For the first time ever, the new TIP includes an assessment—if ...  Read More »

About the Interviews Page

Jadaliyya’s Interview Page is a hub for all interviews published on Jadaliyya, including those in print, audio, and video formats. It features three categories of interviews: interviews conducted for Jadaliyya publication; interviews featuring Jadaliyya Co-Editors; interviews published elsewhere but considered important enough to be republished on Jadaliyya.

 

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