On 29 May, 2008, Michael Warschawski, co-founder of the Alternative Information Center, spoke with Gilbert Achcar at his office in London, England. Gilbert lived in Lebanon for many years before moving to France, where he taught politics and international relations at the University of Paris. Since 2007, he has been a professor of Development Studies and International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. He is the author of many books, including, The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder, Eastern Cauldron: Islam, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Iraq in a Marxist Mirror and The 33-Day War: Israel‘s War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and Its Consequences, which he co-wrote with Michael Warschawski.
During this conversation, Achcar and Warschawski discussed the current situation in Lebanon, Iran’s involvement in Iraq and its relations with Syria and the Hezbollah, US foreign policy in the region in the context of the upcoming presidential elections, and the possibility of American and Israeli military strikes on Lebanon or Iran.