Tag Archives: Stephen Zunes

09/03/12 – Stephen Zunes – The Scott Horton Show

Stephen Zunes, Professor of politics and international studies, discusses why the “U.S. Shares Responsibility for Rachel Corrie’s Death;” how the Bush administration vetoed UN observers in Gaza – leaving the job to NGOs and volunteers like Corrie; the State Department’s lack of concern for US citizens killed by Israeli soldiers; the California State Assembly’s resolution equating criticism of Israel to anti-semitism; and how Libyan regime change sparked civil war in Mali and helped Al-Qaeda upgrade their arsenal of weapons.

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06/01/12 – Stephen Zunes – The Scott Horton Show

Dr. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses his article “Bipartisan Assault on Middle East Peace;” the overwhelming passage of H.R. 4133, which commits the US to defend Israel as a “Jewish state;” the lunatics in Congress that make the Obama administration look downright rational in comparison; how the US raises the bar on Arab concessions to Israel in order to prevent a peace deal; and Congress’s contempt for the Arab Spring, since it has brought down friendly dictators and advanced freedom and liberty for the people.

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05/08/12 – Stephen Zunes – The Scott Horton Show

Dr. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses his article “University of California Takes Aim at Human Rights Activists;” UC President Mark Yudof’s likening of pro-Palestinian student activists to swastika-carving vandals; killing the free exchange of ideas in public universities; how excessive and unwarranted accusations of anti-Semitism lends credibility to real bigots; why racists should be defeated by rational argument, not silenced by law; and the established framework for a viable Israel-Palestine 2-state solution using the 1967 borders.

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12/22/11 – Stephen Zunes – The Scott Horton Show

Dr. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses the Arab Spring as the culmination of decades of peaceful rebellion against tyrannical governments; why nonviolent protests are more inclusive and tougher to eradicate; why the Libyan revolution was not in the Arab Spring mold (more like a foreign intervention/regime change); how violent revolutions tend to breed more violence and result in authoritarian governments; how the Bush administration helped bring down Middle East/North African client dictators (without meaning to); and the status of Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Morocco and Algeria.

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11/10/11 – Stephen Zunes – The Scott Horton Show

Dr. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses his article “Obama to Aid Uzbek Dictatorship;” how the US went from arming Islamic extremists to fight Communism in the 1980s to arming Communists to fight Islamic extremists today; Islam Karimov’s dystopian Uzbekistan, where political parties and unsanctioned religions are banned, government farms are harvested by forced child labor, and exotic horrible tortures await dissidents; and why Congress and Obama have decided US supply lines to Afghanistan are more important than “exporting democracy.”

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02/02/09 – Stephen Zunes – The Scott Horton Show

Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses his recent article “Obama Gathering a Flock of Hawks to Oversee U.S. Foreign Policy,” the mixed-bag of appointments from holdover Bush Republicans to recycled Clinton-era staffers, the particularly terrible work history of Richard Holbrooke and the importance of organized political pressure in ensuring that Obama is the agent of change he claims to be. to be.

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