Interview with Arun Kundnani

  Arun Kundnani is a British writer and human rights activist. He is the former editor of Race and Class, published by the Institute of Race Relations in London, and is currently an Open Society Institute fellow. In 2009, he wrote Spooked: How Not to Prevent Violent Extremism, which explored the effects of the Prevent program, the British counter-radicalism policy aimed at Muslim...
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One Creature That Deserves Extinction: the V-22 Osprey

Focal Points, February 25, 2011 Some animals should be endangered. Consider the V-22 Osprey. The tilt-rotor aircraft, which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane, costs more than a $100 million apiece,killed 30 personnel in crashesduring its development stage, and survived four attempts by none other than Dick Cheney to deep-six the program. Although it is no longer as crash-prone as...
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Interview with Phyllis Bennis

Foreign Policy In Focus, February 18, 2011 In our special focus on Islamophobia, FPIF talks with Phyllis Bennis: activist, analyst, and writer on Middle East and UN issues for many years. Here she discusses how anti-Muslim sentiment has shaped U.S. perceptions of the democratic uprisings taking place in the Middle East today. John Feffer:  Can you talk about the way Islamophobia shapes media...
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Interview with the Islamic Human Rights Commission

Foreign Policy In Focus, February 11, 2011 Massoud Shadjareh is the chair and Arzu Merali the director of research of theIslamic Human Rights Commission in London, which was established in 1997. They talked with FPIF  in December about Islamophobia in the United Kingdom, the rise of the far right, and the Prevent Terrorism initiative of the British government. John Feffer: Can you give some...
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Interview with Juan Cole

Foreign Policy In Focus, February 4, 2011 Juan Cole is a professor history at the University of Michigan and the author of Engaging the Muslim World. His blog, Informed Comment, is a go-to resource for analysis of U.S. and Middle Eastern policy. Here he talks with FPIF’s John Feffer about Egypt, Islamofascism, and “America anxiety” in the Muslim world. John Feffer: How will...
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