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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: www.newarab.com
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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: www.newarab.com
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    The New Arab Weekly - May 23rd

    The New Arab Weekly - May 23rd

    While The New Arab Voice is on holiday, we bring you another episode of The New Arab Weekly podcast.
    You can find all the links you'll need to subscribe to The New Arab Weekly here.
    This week on The New Arab Weekly podcast, we look at the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and what it means for Iran, the news that the International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for Hamas and Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and finally, the recent deadly Israeli assault on the West Bank town of Jenin and the news that Ireland, Norway, and Spain would recognise Palestinian statehood.
    Joining us, we have The New Arab's Opinions Editor Benjamin Ashraf (@ashrafzeneca) and Analysis Editor Charlie Hoyle (@CharlieCHoyle). 
    Picks of the Week:
    Why I called out Suella Braverman's gaslighting live on TV
    The systematic torture of Gazans in Israel's secret prisons
    Netzah Yehuda veteran was among ‘guards’ who intimidated Jerusalem Armenians in November 2023
    If you have any burning questions that you'd like the team at The New Arab Weekly to answer, then drop us an email at podcast@newarab.com. 
    You can subscribe to the show on Apple, Spotify, Google, and wherever else you get your podcasts. 
    This podcast is hosted and produced by Hugo Goodridge (@hugogoodridge). 
    To get in touch with the producer, follow, then tweet us at @TNAPodcasts.

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    • 54 min
    The New Arab Weekly - May 16th, 2024

    The New Arab Weekly - May 16th, 2024

    The New Arab Voice is on a break at the moment.
    While you wait, why not check out the latest episode of The New Arab Weekly. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, and wherever else you get your podcasts.

    This week on The New Arab Weekly podcast, we look at the fighting between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and Sudanese government forces in Darfur, a spat between Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the 'day after' plan in Gaza, and the upheaval created in Kuwait with the news that both parliament and the constitution had been suspended.
    Joining us, we have The New Arab's journalist and reporter Oliver Mizzi (@OllyMizzi99), and journalist and reporter Assiah Hamed (@AssiahHamed).
    Our Picks of the Week:
    With €1bn bribe, the EU is rewarding Lebanon's bad behaviour
    Nakba yesterday, Nakba today: The story of my grandmother's two keys
    How Israel is defying Biden's 'red line' on Rafah
    If you have any burning questions that you'd like the team at The New Arab Weekly to answer, then drop us an email at podcast@newarab.com. 
    You can subscribe to the show on Apple, Spotify, Google, and wherever else you get your podcasts. 
    This podcast is produced by Hugo Goodridge (@hugogoodridge). 
    To get in touch with the producer, follow, then tweet us at @TNAPodcasts.

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    • 47 min
    Iran and Israel Step Out of the Shadow War: Rising tensions threaten to spark regional war

    Iran and Israel Step Out of the Shadow War: Rising tensions threaten to spark regional war

    Tensions across the Middle East, recently rose to worrying highs. 
    It started on 1 April, when Israel launched an attack on Iran's consulate building in the Syria capital of Damascus. Iran responded to this by firing hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel. In turn, Israel conducted strikes in Iran. 
    Voices from abroad, desperately called for calm, as fears grew that the region was about to be plunged into a regional conflict. 
    This week on The New Arab Voice, we look at the recent Iranian strike against Israel and Israel's response. 
    What did Iran hope to achieve, and were they successful? Why did Arab nations take part in the defence of Iran? What did Israel want to achieve in Iran, and why was their response so muted? How close did the region come to war, and has the threat now passed?
    Joining us to discuss this and more, we speak with Merissa Khurma (@MerissaKhurma). Merissa Khurma is the program director of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center (@WilsonCenterMEP). And, Trita Parsi (@tparsi), the Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute (@QuincyInst), and author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy. And finally, Hamidreza Aziz (@HamidRezaAz), a visiting fellow at the German Institute for International Security Affairs (@SWPBerlin) in Berlin. 
    This podcast is written and produced by Hugo Goodridge (@hugogoodridge). 
    Theme music by Omar al-Fil. 
    To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TNAPodcasts or email podcast@newarab.com

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    • 34 min
    A Turkey of an Election for Erdogan: AKP losses, CHP wins, and İmamoğlu's rising star

    A Turkey of an Election for Erdogan: AKP losses, CHP wins, and İmamoğlu's rising star

    The recent local elections in Turkey did not go to plan for President Erdogan. 
    The voters sent a clear message to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) party and the strongman president, when they voted in unprecedented numbers for the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP). 
    The CHP took control of Turkey's biggest cities and also managed to make significant headway into provinces that had been traditional AKP territory. 
    Additionally, the AKP also lost out to the New Welfare Party (YRP), and Islamist party, who collected former AKP voters, who were angered by Erdogan's Gaza policy. 
    The recent vote raises some big questions about the future of Turkey and Erdogan. 
    This week on The New Arab Voice, we look at the recent Turkish elections. Why did the AKP and Erdogan do so badly? How big was the CHP victory? Has the path been set for Ekrem İmamoğlu to rise to the presidency? Can and will Erdogan run again? Will Erdogan start another crackdown? And what is the state of Turkish democracy?
    Joining us this week, we speak with Gönül Tol (@gonultol), the founding director of the Middle East Institute’s (@MiddleEastInst) Turkey programme and a senior fellow with the Black Sea Program. Gönül's new book, Erdogan's War: A Strongman's Struggle at Home and in Syria, is out now. 
    Also, Soner Cagaptay (@SonerCagaptay), the Beyer Family Senior Fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (@WashInstitute), and the author of A Sultan in Autumn.
    his podcast is written and produced by Hugo Goodridge (@hugogoodridge). 
    Theme music by Omar al-Fil. 
    To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TNAPodcasts or email podcast@newarab.com

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    • 31 min
    A Problem with (the Palestinian) Authority: The PA and Mahmoud Abbas in the wake of Gaza

    A Problem with (the Palestinian) Authority: The PA and Mahmoud Abbas in the wake of Gaza

    The Palestinian Authority (PA) has a new government and a new Prime Minister.
    An exciting and yet highly challenging time for them; but for the Palestinian people, optimism for real change is low. 
    The Palestinian Authority has been in place since the 1990's, but satisfaction is low. There are systemic governance problems across Palestine, and the PA is no longer seen as the leaders of the liberation movement. 
    This week on The New Arab Voice, we look at the Palestinian Authority and the problems with governance in the wake of the brutal war on Gaza. What is the Palestinian Authority doing to end the violence and promote Palestinian liberty? How do Palestinians feel about the ruling authority? And is it time for reforms, and for President Abbas to step aside, or for the institution as a whole to be dissolved?
    Joining us, we speak with Omar Rahman (@omarrahman),  fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs (@ME_Council), where he focuses on Palestine, Middle East geopolitics, and American foreign policy in the region.
    Also, we speak with Obada Shtaya, the co-Founder and CEO of the Institute for Social and Economic Progress. Obada is a pollster and researcher, with interests in social psychology, political economy, and social movement theory.
    Subscribe to The New Arab Weekly here.
    Sign up to our newsletter here.
    This podcast is written and produced by Hugo Goodridge (@hugogoodridge). 
    Theme music by Omar al-Fil. 
    To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TNAPodcasts or email podcast@newarab.com

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    • 30 min
    Poor Reviews for Theatrical Elections: Iran’s low turnout for elections and Khamenei’s successor

    Poor Reviews for Theatrical Elections: Iran’s low turnout for elections and Khamenei’s successor

    At the start of March polling stations for Iran's legislative elections opened, and yet, very few Iranians turned up. 
    It was a record low turnout, with just 40.64 percent of eligible voters casting their ballot.
    The low turnout reflected the discontent in the country, and the poor quality of candidates on offer. 
    This week on The New Arab Voice, we look at the Iranian elections. Why was the turnout so low, and what does it mean for the regime’s legitimacy. How did the Iranian regime seek to control the elections, and how do the different branches help to support the control of the deep state. And also, what can the recent election tell us about the plan to choose a successor for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. 
    Joining this week, we speak with Alex Vatanka (@AlexVatanka) the founding Director of the Iran Program at the Middle East Institute (@MiddleEastInst), and Ali Vaez (@AliVaez), the Iran Project Director at International Crisis Group (@CrisisGroup). 
    Sign up to our newsletter here.
    And subscribe to The New Arab Weekly on Apple and Spotify.
    This podcast is written and produced by Hugo Goodridge (@hugogoodridge). 
    Theme music by Omar al-Fil. 
    To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TNAPodcasts or email podcast@newarab.com

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    • 28 min

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