In this edition of The Debate, Press TV conducts an interview with Kaveh Afrasiabi, author and political scientist from Boston, and William Morris, the Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation, from London, to discuss Washington’s position over Iran’s nuclear deal and Tehran’s possible response.
US, England and France say they will attack Syria again if Damascus uses chemical weapons again. This claim has never been proven and has been denied by the Syrian government many times. Nonetheless, Washington could not wait for the Organization of Prohibited Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate and determine who is really at fault and instead initiated a missile attack on this sovereign nation which is illegal under international law.
With former U.S. Ambassador Mark Hambley, who has served in fourteen different diplomatic positions including several in the Middle East. Hambley and Morris joined Carrie Saldo to discuss why the Arabian Peninsula, a relatively small area of the world, has such a geopolitical impact, and why the United States is involved in the region’s Yemeni Civil War.
The new US occupation of Syria: that’s what Iran has said about US forces. Meanwhile Syria has said Turkey’s ongoing military operation against Kurdish militants in Syria’s Afrin region is in full violation of international law. This is while Turkey says his country’s army will fight Syrian troops in Afrin if they help the YPG, unless the Syrian army plans to dislodge the Kurdish militants, which Syria has said it would not, since it has made a deal with the Kurdish YPG.
Davis Lewin is Deputy Director and Head of Policy & Research at The Henry Jackson Society. David Isaacs is a lawyer with a personal interest in international affairs. They discuss peace in the Middle East, U.S. Middle East Policy, and God.
Lord Judd, former Minister for the Navy, former Minister for Overseas Development and former Minister of State for the Foreign Office in discussion on Africa, on Migration and on Donald Trump:
Two NCF Researchers, Fred Higgins and Saif Sarwar discuss the rise of Donald Trump, Nationalism, and the issue of prisons and prisoners.
Mark Watts is the former editor-in-Chief of ‘Exaro’, the investigative news website that specialises in exposing stories that may have been inadequately covered by the mainstream media. Mark has also worked with many national newspapers, including The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph. In 2001 he founded the Freedom of Information Act Centre, known by its acronym as the FIOA Centre. Mark is the author of ‘The Fleet Street Sewer Rat’, published in 2005 by Artnik. The book exposes the dark underworld of investigative journalism.
The three topics of discussion in this interview are the current establishment protest happening across the world, the role of the media and investigative journalism, particularly the role of the whistle blower.
Sir Robert Worcester, Founder of the Murray Opinion Poll Organisation, speaks on Magna Carta, UK-US Relations and Democracy.
The Hon Mark G Hambley, former US ambassador to Lebanon and Qatar, and former head of Media Outreach for the US State Department, speaks on Yemen’s Huthis, about the emergence of ISIS as a force, and about the Middle East Peace Process: