This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Amb. Akbar Ahmed about his new book, The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror became a Global War on Tribal Islam. Their conversation focuses on how the United States needs to understand the tribal system within the Middle East, South Asia, and elsewhere before it can be effective in these regions.
In Muscat, Oman, host Dennis Wholey learns about the pillars of Oman’s Foreign Policy and the country’s historic relationship with the United States. Dennis speaks with His Excellency Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs and Her Excellency Hunaina Al Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States.
In part one of this two part interview, Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of the League of Arab States, Mohammed Al Hussaini Al Sharif. Dennis and the Ambassador discuss the history and importance of the Arab League and explore how it orients towards a variety of issues in the Arab World today.
This week Dennis Wholey discusses the importance of the recent 2012 Nuclear Security Summit which took place in Seoul, South Korea. Guests include Laura Holgate, Senior Director of WMD Terrorism & Threat Reduction from the National Security Council as well as Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, at the National Nuclear Security Administration.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski about his new and best selling book, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power. Dr. Brzezinski explains his perspective on the the shift of global power from the West to the East.
In a timely interview Dennis Wholey speaks with Hussein Hassouna, Ph.D, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United States. Ambassador Hassouna explains the mission of the Arab League and discusses the League’s involvement in Syria, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, the surrounding region and the League’s role in the United States.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. Trita Parsi who is President of the National Iranian American Council and author of the upcoming book, A Single Roll of the Dice – Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran. Together they discuss the complex relationship between the United States and Iran as well as its role in the world.