John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus, discusses the “gray zone” – defined as predominately Christan places where Muslims have rejected the “us versus them” mentality of the Islamic State – and how these moderate Muslims are trapped between their increasingly hostile countrymen and the terrorism of ISIS that is designed to push everyone toward radicalism.
Ira Chernus, professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, discusses his TomDispatch article “America’s New Vietnam in the Middle East: A Civil War Story About the Islamic State Might Spark a Peace Movement.”
Daniel Davis, a retired Lt. Col. in the US Army, discusses his firsthand account of why the 2009 “surge” in Afghanistan was a failure, and why throwing more US troops at it now isn’t going to help either.
Jeff Stein, a columnist for Newsweek, discusses why Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may disappoint his supporters on foreign policy issues.
Dan Wright, a longtime blogger and writer for Shadowproof.com, discusses why the US Congress lifted a ban on funding Ukraine’s neo-Nazis, and how their nonstop warmongering could start an apocalyptic nuclear war with Russia.More Interviews