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| February 1, 2016
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Iran and Saudi Arabia move towards direct confrontation

January 13, 2016
| Saudi Arabia executed prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on January 2. Two days later, it broke off ties with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was attacked by protesters.
Length: 14:30 minutes (13.29 MB)
Sheik Nimr al-Nimr was executed New Years Day along with 46 others by Saudi Arab
| January 5, 2016
Redeye

War on terror and the growth of ISIS

December 13, 2015
| In the wake of the attacks in Paris last month, the French government vowed to escalate surveillance of Muslims. Paul Gottinger says we need to move beyond what he calls the hysteria of vengeance.
Length: 13:47 minutes (12.63 MB)
Redeye

Plans for the arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees

November 22, 2015
| Justin Trudeau has called on Canadians to reject racism and to welcome Syrians fleeing conflict. We speak with Janet Dench of the Canadian Council for Refugees about how people will be resettled.
Length: 16:52 minutes (15.45 MB)
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Why is France emulating the U.S.?

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Everybody seems to speak French this week, love France and sympathize with the French. "Empathy" is now a French word. Even the British, long-time enemies of the French people, forgot about their jealousy, their rivalry in colonizing the world, their British superiority complex, and they did the undoable: on Monday The Guardian ran a long editorial en français!

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Reflections on Paris: We need to examine our role in the Middle East

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The next time any of us go out to a restaurant, to a sports event or to a music venue will we be imagining what it would be like to be suddenly confronted by ISIL jihadists shooting at us with machine guns? In all likelihood, we will. And we should, because every Western nation involved in illegal wars and regime change in the Middle East is a target for such attacks.

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Rabbi Stephen Wise on interfaith dialogue, the Middle East and similarity through difference

November 3, 2015
| Rabbi Wise talks about the Middle East, illogical fear, similarity through difference and interfaith dialogue.
Length: 48:45 minutes (55.8 MB)
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| October 11, 2015
Redeye

Robert Fisk on Syria, ISIS and the end of the old Middle East

September 28, 2015
| Robert Fisk is a British journalist and author who writes extensively about Syria and ISIS. He has lived in the Middle East for 40 years and is renowned for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the region.
Length: 42:18 minutes (38.74 MB)
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