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Catch Rania Khalek's Dispatches for insight, analysis, investigations, interviews and on the ground reports on global issues from a left perspective.

    How Empires Die: The Lesson of the British for the End of the ‘American Century’, w/ Sina Rahmani

    How Empires Die: The Lesson of the British for the End of the ‘American Century’, w/ Sina Rahmani

    The British Queen’s death has given rise to conversations about the crimes of colonialism as well as defenses and denials of it. Meanwhile the US can’t impose itself on the Global South the way it used to, it appears both at home and abroad to be an empire in decline. 


    To discuss empires, both dead and dying, why colonialism still matters and the anti-imperialist struggle around the world, Rania Khalek was joined by Sina Rahmani, creator of East Is A Podcast.


    Sina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/urorientalist
    East Is A Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/east_podcast


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    War on ‘Russian Disinformation’ is the New ‘War on Terror’ and Equally Fake w/ Ben Norton

    War on ‘Russian Disinformation’ is the New ‘War on Terror’ and Equally Fake w/ Ben Norton

    To discuss the disinformation industry and how it's contributed to the collapse of foreign reporting in the West, Rania Khalek was joined by Ben Norton, a Latin America based journalist and founder of Multipolarista. 


    Ben’s article discussed in the episode: https://multipolarista.com/2022/04/14/new-york-times-attack-propaganda/


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Imperialist West Digging Its Own Grave As Global South, China Rise, w/ Bikrum Gill

    Imperialist West Digging Its Own Grave As Global South, China Rise, w/ Bikrum Gill

    Are Russia & China imperialist like the US? Will the decline of the west lead to more fascism in the global north? What is sovereignty? Is every country entitled to it? Where do sanctions fit in? What does it mean that the Global South is refusing to get on board with them? And what are the alternatives to the current so-called rules-based international order? 
    To discuss this and more Rania Khalek was joined by Bikrum Gill, who teaches at the department of political science at Virginia Tech. 


    Follow Bikrum on Twitter @bikrumsinghgill: https://twitter.com/bikrumsinghgill 


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    TIME CODES 
    0:30 Intro
    2:06 Relevance of imperialism
    6:32 China as an alternative: Is China imperialist?
    11:14 Projecting European colonialism onto China
    15:34 Ukraine proxy war & Western decline
    19:39 Is Russia imperialist in Ukraine?
    26:02 A changing Global South?
    37:19 Resistance movements
    40:33 Sanctions 
    45:20 Racial Capitalism 
    50:21 Sovereignty
    1:00:00 Reparations for imperialists?
    1:09:22 Disempowered Americans
    1:19:16 Alternatives?

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Africa Stands Up to US Cold War Bullying Against China & Russia, w/ Kambale Musavuli

    Africa Stands Up to US Cold War Bullying Against China & Russia, w/ Kambale Musavuli

    What does the US Cold War with China and Russia mean for Africa? Can China’s rise benefit the continent, providing it leverage and another partner to rely on? Or is the State Department correct that China is engaging in neocolonialism and that African countries should be cautious and prioritize their relationship with the US? 


    To discuss this and more, Rania Khalek was joined by Kambale Musavuli, an activist, writer, and analyst with the Center for Research on the Congo-Kinshasa. 


    Kambale’s organization: https://cereck.org/ 


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Russia Sanctions Backfire on Europe As Proxy War Destroys Ukraine, w/ Tarik Cyril Amar

    Russia Sanctions Backfire on Europe As Proxy War Destroys Ukraine, w/ Tarik Cyril Amar

    To discuss the censored reality of the war in Ukraine and its horrific consequences, Rania Khalek was joined by Tarik Cyril Amar, a historian from Germany, who is currently associate professor of history at Koc University in Istanbul, working on Russian, Ukrainian, and generally East European history.


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    How ‘Arab Spring’ Music Was Co-opted and Corrupted by the West & Gulf Monarchs, with Mohamad-Ali Naye

    How ‘Arab Spring’ Music Was Co-opted and Corrupted by the West & Gulf Monarchs, with Mohamad-Ali Naye

    The misnamed “Arab Spring” unleashed restrained aspirations of the region and like all uprisings saw an eruption of expression in songs, music, lyrics, spreading, much like these intifadas, through social media, massive crowds, and sharing ideas and trends across borders. 
    But just as the initial optimism of the protests was crushed by the harsh reality of reactionary governments, western interventions, oligarchs and capitalism, so too was the new music of Arab youth co-opted, suppressed, corrupted and infiltrated by the West and the Gulf monarchies. 
    Lebanese writer Mohamad-Ali Nayel has recently written a two part series that is the definitive examination of post Arab Spring hip-hop and popular music. He joined Rania Khalek to talk about this and much more.
    Moe’s articles discussed in the episode:
    Part 1: https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/44193/Music-Politics-After-the-Arab-Uprisings-Part-1
    Part 2: https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/44194/Music-Politics-After-the-Arab-Uprisings-Part-2 

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Ala amr ,

Great show informative

Great show and gives different views, well prepared and I liked the notes with time stamps.
I also would like to propose that you make some shorter episodes as this might deter many from following

donultra ,

Great!

First met you in 2016, been your fan ever since.

Dan Biff ,

Incredibly well done show, great guests.

Thanks Rania for keeping up your tireless research and for landing such excellent guests on your show!

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