A quick piece today about differences between Egypt and Libya:
Here’s my Muslim Brotherhood piece from Monday with thoughts from Robert Malley, Jim Phillips, and Alison Pargeter, author of The Muslim Brotherhood: The Burden of Tradition.
Also, a new history pod on women in Egypt with historian Mona Russell. I’ve also tucked Lisa Mullins’ interview with Mike Rapport into that pod. Rapport wrote 1848: Year of Revolution and talks with Lisa about how today’s uprisings are resonant of Europe in 1848.
The new book Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide is a wonderfully clear, thoughtful history of the Darfur advocacy movement and its effect on policy. Rebecca Hamilton stopped by The World‘s studios last Friday and spoke with Marco Werman. The shorter radio interview is here, and the longer version that ran on the history podcast is here.
Posted in Darfur, Genocide, How We Got Here, human rights, International Criminal Court, Sudan, U.S. policy, United Nations, War Crimes
Tagged Fighting for Darfur, Jeb Sharp, Marco Werman, Rebecca Hamilton, Sudan
As promised, we’ve started rolling out history pods on Egypt–in the first one (Feb 2) I interview Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation about the historical context for Mubarak’s rule. In the second one (Feb 7), Lisa Mullins interviews Robert Springborg of the Naval Postgraduate School specifically about the Egyptian military and its place in the Egyptian state and it’s probable role in any transition. He squelches the notion that the military is somehow on the side of “the people.” If you’re not familiar with my/The World’s history podcast, How We Got Here, here’s the HWGH webpage.
I’ve started doing interviews about the historical context for what we’re seeing in Egypt and other Arab countries. Here’s today’s radio piece about Mubarak and his political moment. And here is the latest episode of How We Got Here, an interview with Michael Wahid Hanna of The Century Foundation. I’m planning more episodes on Egypt–if you have historical questions, send them my way and I’ll try to get them answered.
Posted in Egypt, Radio Stories
Tagged 1967, Anwar Sadat, BBC, Camp David, Gamal Abdel Nasser, history podcast, Hosni Mubarak, How We Got Here, Jeb Sharp, Jon Alterman, Michael Wahid Hanna, Michele Dunne, PRI, PRI's The World, WGBH