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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: thenewarab.co.uk

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: thenewarab.co.uk

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United Kingdom

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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: thenewarab.co.uk

Language:

English


Episodes

A Big Dog on the World Stage: Turkey's incursion in northern Syria and its NATO disruption

6/10/2022
Turkey is planning a new military operation in northern Syria. President Erdogan has said the incursion is intended to combat PKK/YPG “terrorists” and will facilitate the “voluntary” transfer of Syrian refugees back to their homeland. At the same time, Ankara has blocked Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership bids on grounds that the Nordic states provide support to the outlawed Kurdish militants. As Russia is distracted by the invasion of Ukraine and America is bogged down by the tranche...

Duration:00:24:39

A Royal Inspection: How MENA monarchies survive

6/3/2022
On the week that Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating 70 years on the throne, The New Arab Voice is looking at monarchies in the Middle East and North Africa. Of the ten surviving ruling monarchies that exist around the world, eight of them can be found in the Middle East and North Africa. While some have the vestiges of democratic institutions, they all have a monarch at the top who wields immense power and influence. On this week's episode, we examine the characteristics of an Arab...

Duration:00:34:48

Grief and Anger: The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and the Israeli assault on Palestinian press freedoms

5/27/2022
On this week's episode of The New Arab Voice, we're remembering the life of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The renowned Al Jazeera journalist was shot dead as Israeli forces stormed the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. It quickly became apparent that Shireen had been killed by Israel, and her name was added to the long list of other Palestinian journalists who have been killed by Israel. Her years of diligent work earned the respect of both other journalists and...

Duration:00:35:59

Beirut-ing for Change: Assessing Lebanon's elections

5/20/2022
Lebanon held parliamentary elections on 15 May, and saw a raft of new independent candidates secure seats, in addition to Hezbollah losing its parliamentary majority. On this week's episode of The New Arab Voice, we explore the results of the recent vote, and what it means for Lebanon. Can the new independent members of parliament bring about change in the country? What does the loss for Hezbollah mean for the traditionally strong party? What are the prospects for Lebanon now securing a...

Duration:00:22:22

Lessons in Equality: The fight for women's education in Afghanistan

5/13/2022
Any hopes that the Taliban in Afghanistan had softened in their hardline attitudes were quickly dispelled when, on 23 March, 2022, they announced that girls would not be permitted to attend school. The sudden u-turn by the Islamist group was a devastating blow to the thousands of young girls who had hoped they would be given their fundamental right to attend school and secure a vital education. Today, almost 80 percent of girls in Afghanistan are out of education. Following the ban, the...

Duration:00:18:16

Taking two steps back, and one step back in Gaza: Reconstruction challenges after Israeli attacks

5/6/2022
This week on The New Arab Voice, we explore the difficulties of reconstructing in Gaza following Israeli attacks. One year ago, Israel launched a devastating attack on the narrow strip, killing hundreds and injuring hundreds more. Additionally, thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed or badly damaged. When the ceasefire was reached, those who lost homes or businesses were unable to rebuild, due to the Israeli blockade of Gaza. The blockade was put in place by Israel in 2007, and...

Duration:00:23:50

A spark of light in the dark: Yemen's Civil War spies a chance for peace

4/29/2022
This week on The New Arab Voice, we examine the recent developments in the war in Yemen. On 19 April, Yemen's new leaders took a ceremonial oath of office under tight security, completing a major shake-up aimed at ending seven years of war with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Earlier in the month, a UN-brokered ceasefire gave the embattled citizens of the Gulf state a respite from years of intense and deadly fighting. We explore if these two events could pave the way for peace in Yemen....

Duration:00:25:25

Anoosheh Ashoori and Evin University: Surviving the Iranian dungeon

4/22/2022
On this week's episode of The New Arab Voice, we sit down with Anoosheh Ashoori. British-Iranian Anoosheh was arrested in Tehran in 2017. He was accused of espionage and sentenced to 12 years in prison. It was widely agreed that Anoosheh, with other dual nationals, was being held hostage by Iran, who were demanding that the British government return the money that was paid to them for tanks, prior to the 1979 Iranian revolution. During his time in prison he helped to form a poetry...

Duration:00:22:25

Special Announcement

4/15/2022
Hello! No new episode this week, but we do have some exciting news. Starting from April 22nd, 2022, The New Arab Voice will be publishing episodes weekly. Rate and review on Apple podcasts, and don't forget to follow us. https://twitter.com/TheNewArabVoice https://www.instagram.com/thenewarabvoice/ This podcast is produced by Hugo Goodridge (@hugogoodridge). Music by Omar al-Fil (@elepheel). Other music by Blue Dot Sessions. To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at...

Duration:00:01:55

Genocidal Friends: How Arab states chose China over the Uyghurs

4/8/2022
This week on The New Arab Voice, we explore the growing trend of cooperation between Arab states and the Chinese government in the persecution of Uyghur Muslims. Why are Arab states cooperating with the Chinese government in the persecution of Uyghur Muslims? What form does this cooperation take? And what can be done to protect Uyghur Muslims? Featuring interview with Bradley Jardine (@Jardine_bradley), Research Director at the The Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs (@OxusSociety), and...

Duration:00:41:07

Mud-slinging and dangerous denouncements: Israeli pushbacks against Amnesty’s apartheid report

3/25/2022
On this weeks episode of The New Arab Voice, we the Israeli response to Amnesty International’s apartheid report, and how they are using the internet to spread accusations and misinformation. And also speak with the pro-Palestine activists threatened by accusations of anti-semitism. Featuring interviews with Kristyan Benedict (@KreaseChan), Marc Owen Jones (@marcowenjones), and Shahd Abusalama (@ShahdAbusalama). And then, Lyse Mauvais (@lyse_mauvais) dives into the rock climbing scene in...

Duration:00:38:18

A MENA-ingful look at Russia's invasion of Ukraine

3/11/2022
This week on The New Arab Voice, we explore the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, the impact that it is having in the Middle East. We examine how Middle Eastern countries have responded to the crisis and how relations with the likes of Russia and Ukraine have been shaped by events. Featuring interviews with , Inna Melnykovska from the Central European University (@ceu) Gerald M. Feierstein from the Middle East Institute (@MiddleEastInst), Murat Aslan (@dr_murat_aslan), Steven A. Cook...

Duration:00:37:48

Algeria's Hirak and Beyond Bouteflika

2/25/2022
On this week's episode of The New Arab Voice, we examine the Algerian Hirak, three years on from the first protests. Where did it succeed? Where did it fail? And what does the future hold for the pro-democracy movement? Featuring interviews with Andrew Farrand (@AndrewFarrand), author of The Algerian Dream, Zine Ghebouli (@GheZinou) from the University of Glasgow, and Salsabil Chellali (@SaChellali), researcher at Human Rights Watch. And then, we're joined by Benjamin Ashraf to discuss the...

Duration:00:38:55

The Second Battle: Securing justice in a post-conflict scenario

2/11/2022
On this week's episode of The New Arab Voice we explore the search for post-conflict justice, and examine what the conviction of Anwar Raslan means for the victims of Syrian war crimes, what mechanisms are currently being used to secure justice, and what could be used in the future. We speak with international human rights barrister from Guernica37 (@Guernica37Group) Toby Cadman (@tobycadman), Kristyan Benedict (@KreaseChan) from Amnesty International, and Naya Skaf from the podcast Branch...

Duration:00:43:13

Champion-Sheikh Manager: The Consequences of the Saudi's Newcastle Takeover

1/28/2022
This week on The New Arab Voice, Rosie McCabe (@RosieMcCabe3) examines Saudi Arabia's takeover of football team Newcastle United and ask, why did Saudi Arabia decide to invest millions in a football club in the north of England? And what are the consequences of this deal? We also explore the role of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, and what Mohammed bin Salman hopes to achieve with it. And then, we speak with journalist Mariam Elsayeh (@mariamelsaieh) about the film Amira, whose...

Duration:00:31:31

Erdoganomically Speaking: The Woes of the Turkish Lira

1/14/2022
This week on The New Arab Voice, we examine the problems with inflations and the Turkish lira, and President Erdogan's dangerous obsession with low interest rates. We ask how the problems came about, what it means for the country's population, and whether it might threaten the president's rule. Featuring interview with Enver Erkan (@raenver) and Asli Aydintasbas (@asliaydintasbas). And then, Rosie McCabe (@RosieMcCabe3) speaks with the organisers and artists participating in the upcoming...

Duration:00:31:18

2021: Remembering a Year to Forget

12/17/2021
This week on The New Arab Voice, we look back at the biggest events of 2021. We explore the events and news that shaped the region and drove news coverage. Joining us to discuss 2021 is, Rosie McCabe, Paul McLoughlin, Will Christou, Diana Al-Ghoul, Benjamin Ashraf, Karim Traboulsi, and Nick McAlpin. This podcast is produced by Hugo Goodridge (@hugogoodridge). Music by Omar al-Fil (@elepheel). To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TheNewArabVoice or email...

Duration:01:00:21

A Sudan Twist of Fate: The military coup and the search for democracy

12/3/2021
This week on The New Arab Voice, Rosie McCabe (@RosieMcCabe3) joins us to discuss the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus and the steps being taken to by governments in the Middle East to prevent further infections. And then, we examine the recent coup in Sudan, and ask what's next for the country, and why does it experience so many military coups. Interviews with Kholood Khair (@KholoodKhair), Yezid Sayigh (@SayighYezid), and Jihad Mashamoun (@ComradeJihad). And finally, producer Aisha...

Duration:00:36:34

The £400 Million Question: The cruelty of the hostage diplomacy game

11/19/2021
This week on The New Arab Voice, we discuss the recent visit of the Israeli ambassador to the UK to the London School of Economics, and the protests that erupted following her appearance. And then, producer Rosie McCabe (@RosieMcCabe3) explores the cruelty of hostage diplomacy, speaking with experts, and the families who are waiting for the return of their loved ones, including Richard Ratcliffe and Sherry Azadi. And finally, Aisha Aldris (@aishaaldris) explores new age spirituality and...

Duration:00:33:25

Webinar: In the Eye of the Storm - Why Climate Change Should be a Top Priority for MENA

11/12/2021
Our speakers will make the case for why climate change mitigation should be given equal priority, by addressing questions such as: What are the imminent risk factors for countries in MENA? How is it that some states, fragile as they are, have taken steps to mitigate climate change while others remain lagging behind? What is the role of the media and how can we better integrate climate change into regular reporting in the region? Dr. Laurent A. Lambert is Asst. Professor at the Doha...

Duration:01:00:54