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The Inside Story Podcast Al Jazeera

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The Inside Story Podcast -- where we dissect, analyse and help define major global stories.

    Is the US misusing its veto power at the UN Security Council?

    Is the US misusing its veto power at the UN Security Council?

    The US has vetoed every resolution at the UN Security Council calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. That's since Israel launched its war in October. So is Washington misusing its veto power? And does the council's voting system need to change?

    In this episode:



    Richard Gowan, UN Director, International Crisis Group.



    Mouin Rabbani, Non-resident fellow, Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies.



    Carne Ross, Adviser, UN Summit of the Future.



    Host: Adrian Finighan

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    • 24 min
    How effective is it to airdrop food into Gaza?

    How effective is it to airdrop food into Gaza?

    The U.S. begins airdropping food into Gaza as Palestinians there face starvation. But aid agencies say it's an ineffective way to deliver much-needed assistance. So can the airlift make a big difference for the many who are desperate to eat?

    In this episode:



    Bushra Khalidi, Policy Lead, Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, Oxfam.



    Tamer Qarmout, Professor, Doha Institute, Graduate Studies.



    Aseel Baidoun, Acting Director, Advocacy and Campaigns, Medical Aid for Palestinians.



    Host: Adrian Finighan

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    • 25 min
    Is Netanyahu serious about diplomatic efforts to stop the war on Gaza?

    Is Netanyahu serious about diplomatic efforts to stop the war on Gaza?

    Calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza are growing louder. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains defiant - insisting his military won't back down until Hamas is wiped out. So, what does this mean for ceasefire negotiations? And how serious is Netanyahu about diplomatic efforts?

    In this episode:



    Yossi Beilin - Former Israeli Justice Minister.



    Ibrahim Fraihat - Associate Professor, Conflict Resolution, Doha Institute.



    Mohammed Cherkaoui - Professor, Conflict Resolution and Diplomacy, George Mason University.



    Host: Jonah Hull

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    • 26 min
    What's behind Netanyahu's plan to conscript ultra-Orthodox Jews?

    What's behind Netanyahu's plan to conscript ultra-Orthodox Jews?

    There's renewed debate in Israel about ultra-Orthodox Jews being exempted from military service. With the war on Gaza escalating, there are now calls to remove that exemption.  But what will take to do it? And how much politics is at play in this debate?

    In this episode:



    Efraim Inbar, President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security.



    Akiva Eldar, political analyst and former columnist for Haaretz newspaper.



    Yehoshua Pfeffer, community Rabbi and executive member of Netzah Yehuda.



    Host: Hashem Ahelbarra 

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    • 25 min
    What role does parliament play in Iran?

    What role does parliament play in Iran?

    Iranians are choosing a new legislature, and many hope it will pave the way for reform. But with a strict vetting system and anti-establishment candidates barred from running, is change possible in the Islamic Republic? What role does parliament actually play? 

    In this episode:



    Mohammad Marandi, Professor at the University of Tehran and and Iranian political analyst.



    Roxane Farmanfarmaian, Professor of International Relations and Modern Middle East Politics at the University of Cambridge.



    Adnan Tabatabai, Iranian affairs analyst and chief executive of CARPO, a think tank focused on the Middle East.



    Host: Hashem Ahelbarra 

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    • 25 min
    Is the West's existing support enough for Ukraine?

    Is the West's existing support enough for Ukraine?

    Russia is making gains in the war with Ukraine, and the West is considering its response. France has not ruled out sending troops to Ukraine, but the idea's rejected by its allies. So is the West's existing support enough for Kyiv? And what else might it need to face Russia?

    In this episode:



    Peter Zalmayev, Executive Director, Eurasia Democracy Initiative.



    Oana Lungescu, Former Principal Spokesperson, NATO. 



    Alexander Clackson, Founder, Global Political Insight.



    Host: Nastasya Tay

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

NYToad ,

Fewer guests

It would probably be better to have fewer guests and give them more time to explicate. This is better than cutting them off. But good to see more balanced perspective than what we’re getting here in America.

Poli Oop ,

Way better coverage of Israel than in the west

I appreciate aljazeera English for covering things in depth and not blatantly in a pro Israel chokehold like western media is.

Spokanedh ,

Important voices cut off

I want to hear these voices but it’s super awkward and disrespectful for the host to spend the episodes cutting guest off for time. The host starts interrupting with noises well in advance that are 100% to immersion breaking as a listener that literally causes listener anxiety. The host is asking massively complicated questions and yet seems impatient to end each speakers words so abrasively without sufficient time or respect.

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