Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil

PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Washington. And we pick up our series of interviews with Larry Wilkerson. Thanks again for joining us. LAWRENCE WILKERSON: Sure. JAY: So in ’93, Colin Powell retires and you go back to teaching. So pick up the story. Continue Reading

State of Democracy: Robert Grenier

(mellow music) – It’s a great pleasure to be welcoming you to this lecture in the State of Democracy series. I’m Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. It’s the institute that coordinates these events and it’s great for us to be able to host Robert Grenier for Continue Reading

Pakistani nationalism | Wikipedia audio article

Pakistani nationalism refers to the political, cultural, linguistic, historical, [commonly] religious and geographical expression of patriotism by the people of Pakistan, of pride in the history, heritage and identity of Pakistan, and visions for its future. Unlike the secular nationalism of most other countries, Pakistani nationalism and the religion of Continue Reading

European Socialism – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY

History lessons sometimes depict the Cold War as an all or nothing struggle. You will see clearly delineated maps of who is communist, who is capitalist, and what the sides are. Now, I know many of you are fans of our sister channel Kings and Generals, so this might hurt Continue Reading

Imran Khan is bad for Pakistan’s democracy | IN 60 SECONDS

Imran Khan, a cricket star turned politician, is Pakistan’s likely next Prime Minister. Khan has used an anti-corruption platform to build a mass following, but he has hardly gotten to where he is on his own. Khan’s main opponent, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was thrown out of office in Continue Reading

Religious Symbols in Flags Explained

One of the most frequent symbols in vexillology is the presence of religious symbols. The religious symbols incorporated in flags can be Christian (the most important being the cross), Islamic (the most important being the crescent), Hinduistic or Buddhist. The largest category of religious symbols in flags is Christian followed Continue Reading

First Arab-Israeli War 1948 – Political Background – COLD WAR

The tragedy and loss experienced by the Jewish people during the Second World War only increased the desire and willingness of the Jews to establish their own state in Palestine. In the immediate post-war period, Palestine was still under the administration of the British Empire, by means of the Mandate Continue Reading

Husain Haqqani — Reimagining Pakistan

[MUSIC PLAYING] A very good afternoon to you all. I’m Ashutosh Varshney, director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia and a professor here at Watson and a professor of political science as well. And this is the opening event of the semester at our center. The entire schedule either Continue Reading

Why Are Hindus Attacking Muslims In India?

In September 2015, an angry mob in India beat a Muslim man to death over accusations that he had eaten beef. Although there was no actual proof of this transgression, the target of the murder was one of only two Muslim families living in the majority Hindu neighborhood. Hindus are Continue Reading

China’s trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade

There’s a new highway in Pakistan. And a new rail terminal in Kazakhstan. A sea port in Sri Lanka recently opened. As well as this bridge in rural Laos. What’s interesting is that they’re all part of one country’s project that spans 3 continents and touches over 60% of the Continue Reading