August 21, 2006

Europe, Lebanon and the Details of Peacekeeping

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) European hesitation over committing troops to the peacekeeping force is to some extent rooted in bitter memories of the Continent’s experiences...| More
August 3, 2006

Israel and Lebanon: Refuge in Fiction

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) What war does, what violence does, is that it somehow sucks life out of people. It turns them into… one-dimensional, flat...| More
July 24, 2006

Lebanon: What Happened to the Cedar Revolution?

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) My biggest fear in Lebanon is that if the Shiat community takes a major blow, and if the Lebanese government caves...| More
July 17, 2006

Israel and Lebanon: Three Views of a...

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) We’re dealing with a very difficult moment in the Arab world. These explosions and disruptions that happen periodically here in Iraq,...| More
February 6, 2020

The New Hampshire Primary

Say what you will about the cranky-Yankee New Hampshire primary, in a remote, mostly white state in the shape of a dunce cap on the map of New England. It’s...| More
February 15, 2018

The Struggle for Syria’s Future

The Syrian war is not over, meaning the war of the Assad regime to crush large swaths of its population. Syria, the proxy war of great powers and close neighbors,...| More
October 5, 2014

Give Peace a Chance

In the late-night impromptu dialogs, the play of character, mood and role reversals, in the petty bickering and grand stakes -- it’s small wonder that Wright wrote this story first...| More
January 12, 2013

Gregory Buchakjian in Beirut: A Course of...

Gregory Buchakjian looks at the Arab uprisings of the last two years and sees not an exception but an extension — at best a pause, not a change, along a...| More
January 7, 2013

Barbara Massaad in Beirut: Make Food, not...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Barbara Massaad (19 min, 21 meg) BEIRUT — Barbara Massaad, writer and chef, in her kitchen, is telling us a terrific story about...| More
November 19, 2012

Elias Khoury: an upheaval in “souls, bodies,...

Click to listen to novelist Elias Khoury in conversation with Chris Lydon on the Arab unpheaval. (27 min, 12 meg) This revolution is mainly a cultural event, not a political...| More
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