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On Wednesday, 17 March 2021, Jadaliyya co-editor interviewed Noam Chomsky to discuss US foreign policy in the Middle East under Biden. The interview examines the Biden administration’s Middle East policies, explores elements of continuity and change in US policy towards the region after the Trump years, and discusses what recent developments regarding Iran, Yemen, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia portend for the coming years.
This interview is the first episode of Connections Podcast. Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship. Connections will focus primarily but not exclusively on the Middle East.
The world’s most recognized public intellectual, Noam Chomsky is also a path-breaking linguist and the author of numerous books, including many on the US and the Middle East. Chomsky is professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught for more than half a century.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.