The Salman Rushdie Affair at 30: Comments on Mustafa Akyol
Law and Liberty
February 13, 2019

The Iranian Revolution at 40
CTV News (Toronto)
February 11, 2019

More Evidence Confirms Role of MBS in Murder of Khashoggi
Al Jazeera English
February 8, 2019

Trump's withdrawal from Syria: An Update
Al Jazeera English
January 2, 2019

Trump's Withdrawal from Syria
eFm Radio, Seoul, South Korea
January 1, 2019

Trump's Withdrawal from Syria: What Does it Mean?
Morning Wave in Busan, South Korea (90.5 FM)
December 24, 2018

Trump's Syria Withdrawal, Yemen and the Crisis of US Mideast Policy
Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC)
December 20, 2018

Sudanese War Criminal (Omar Bashir) Travels to Damascus to Meet his Counterpart (Bashar Al Assad)
Al Jazeera English
December 16, 2018

The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi: How Should the World Respond? (starts at 25:59)
Interview with Busan, South Korea Radio (BeFM 90.5)
November 25, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince (MBS) Visits Arabs State and G20 Summit
Al Jazeera English
November 23, 2018

Conversation with Khaled Abou El Fad on Islamic Ethics
November 10, 2018

Interview on US Sanction on Iran
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
November 5, 2018

Conversation on My Intellectual Influences and the Study of Sectarianism
November 1, 2018

Jamal Khaghoggi Murder Investigation: An Update
Al Jazeera English
October 28, 2018

Interview on the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi
South Korean Radio (Busan), BeFm 90.5 FM
October 24, 2018

The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi: Week 3
Al Jazeera English
October 22, 2018

The Jamal Khashoggi Crisis
October 24, 2018

After the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi: The US-Saudi Relationship
October 20, 2018

Interview on the lessons to be learned for US Mideast Policy after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
The Takeaway (WNYC Studios)
October 18, 2018

The murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its Global Repercussions
Al Jazeera English
October 12, 2018

Interview on Idlib, Syria: Will the Russia-Turkey Agreement Hold?
Morning Wave in Busan, South Korea
September 26, 2018

Why Trump's Plan for Regime Change in Iran Will Backfire
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
August 6, 2019

Why the Syrian "White Helmets" Matter (starts at 38:23)
CBC Radio (Vancouver)
July 23, 2018

Iran's Threat to Disrupt Gulf Oil Supplies
Al Jazeera (English)
July 4, 2018

UAE-run Prisons and Torture in Yemen
Al Jazeera (English)
June 21, 2018

Iran, Saudi Arabia and Modern Hatreds
New York Times
May 15, 2018

Interview on Regional Proxy Wars and Trump's Plan for Regime Change in Iran
CTV News (Toronto)
May 15, 2018

Interview on Recent Developments in a Broken Middle East (Israel/Palestine, Iran Nuclear Accord)
CTV News (Toronto)
May 12, 2018

Interview on Iraqi elections and Voter Despair
Al Jazeera English
May 12, 2018

Israel-Iran Tensions after Trump's Statement on Nuclear Deal
Al Jazeera English
May 9, 2018

Interview on Trump, the End of the Iran Nuclear Accord and What Comes Next (starts at 21:00)
CPAC (Canada)
May 8, 2018

Interview on the Trump-Giuliani-Bolton Plan for Regime Change in Iran
Background Briefing (with Ian Masters)
May 7, 2018

Interview on Trump and the end of the Iran Nuclear Deal
CTV News (Toronto)
May 8, 2018

Interview on Trump, the Iran Nuclear Accord and US Policy
Al Jazeera English
May 6, 2018

Israel launches another strike into Syria
Al Jazeera English
April 16, 2018

Interview on Saudi Crown Prince (MBS) and the Future of the Middle East (including a coming war with Iran)
Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC)
April 7, 2018

What's behind Israel's 'nation-state' bill?
Al Jazeera - Inside Story
March 17, 2018

The Conflict Syria at Year 8
CTV News (Canada)
March 12, 2018

Interview on the Horrors of East, Ghouta (Syria)
CBC Radio (Edmonton AM)
March 1, 2018

How to Send a Message to Putin to Stop his WAR CRIMES in Syria
Al Jazeera English
February 22, 2018

Why Syria is "Our Generation's Shame"(starts at 13:22)
CBC Radio As it Happens
February 21, 2018

The Siege and Massacre in East Ghouta, Syria
Al Jazeera English
February 19, 2018

Interview on Syria's Peace Process
Al Jazeera English
January 29, 2018

Interview on Sectarianism in the Middle East
Free Speech TV
January 5, 2018

Interview on Trump, the Nuclear Deal and Protests in Iran
CBC Radio - Day 6
January 6, 2018

Trump Cuts US Aid to Pakistan
CTV News (Canada)
January 7, 2018

Young Iranians Demonstrate Against Their Corrupt Theocratic Regime
Background Briefing with Ian Master
January 2, 2018

Iran Street Protest on Day 5
ABC Radio (Australia)
January 1, 2018

Where are the Protests in Iran Heading?
CTV News (Canada)
January 1, 2018

Understanding Iran Street Protests
CNN International
December 31, 2017

Street Protests Rock Iran
Al Jazeera English
December 29, 2017

Wahhabi Islam vs. Ethical Islam: Battleground Malaysia
Free Malaysia Today
December 26, 2017

Intellectual Forum on Democracy and Islamic Reform in Malaysia
The Malaysia Insight
December 17, 2017

Interview on Donald Trump, Jerusalem and US Policy toward Israel/Palestine
Auckland, New Zealand
December 6, 2017

Iran-Saudi Rivalry Heats up with Lebanon in the Crosshairs
CTV News (Canada)
November 22, 2017

Nader Hashemi's Visit to Malaysia Sparks Controversy
US Muslim scholar braves Malaysia visit despite Akyol episode (October 16)
Golf Club Pressured to Cancel talk by Nader Hashemi (November 13)
Elite KL club denies space for intellectual forum after pressure (November 13)
Intellectual freedom under siege as another forum is blocked (November 15)
Debate with liberals, Islamic bodies told (November 15)

Interview on Sectarianization
August 8, 2017

Debating Syria with Max Blumenthal
The Real News Network
August 1, 2017

Book Interview on Sectarianism in the Middle East
Worldview, WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
July 6, 2017

Qatar Rejects Saudi/UAE Demands: What Next?
ABC News (Australia)
July 4, 2017

The Qatar-Saudi Conflict
CTV News (Canada)
July 2, 2017

Interview on Sectarianism in the Middle East
With Bill Fletcher, WPFW (89.3 FM)
June 30, 2017

What's Happening in Syria? (Conversation and Call-in Show)
Minnesota Public Radio
June 29, 2017

The Coming War in Eastern Syria: Q/A
New York Magazine
June 25, 2017

Honored to be mentioned by the Islamophobic Industry
Jihad Watch
June 15, 2017

Iran's ISIS Blowback
June 15, 2017

Interview on Anti-Sharia Protests in the USA
KNUS 710 AM Radio
June 12, 2017

Panel Presentation at 18th Conference of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy
"Trump and the Embrace of Political Authoritarianism: Whither the Future of the Arab-Islamic World"
May 18, 2017

Interview on ISIS and Manchester Suicide Bombing
Fox31 Denver
May 23, 2017

Interview on Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, Iran's elections and US policy
Craig Silverman Show, 710 AM, KNUS (Denver)
May 20, 2017

Why the Election in Iran Matters
CTV News (Canada)
May 18, 2017

Interview on Iranian elections and the Regime's Crisis of Legitimacy
The Cable Public Affairs Channel (Canada)
May 14, 2017

Podcast on Sectarianization Book Launch
London School of Economics
May 8, 2017

Assad's Sarin Gas Attacks and the Broader Human Rights Crisis in the Middle East
April 28, 2017

Thinking about Sectarianism
Interview on Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC radio)
April 17, 2017

Making Sense of Syria and Trump after the US Missile Strike
Interview with Ian Masters (Background Briefing)
Pacifica Radio, KPFK FM 90.7 (Los Angeles)
April 10, 2017

Obama's Syria Mistake is Now Trump's Problem
April 9, 2017

'Syrians are dying every single day': Why can't the conflict end?
Interview with CBC Radio "The Current"
April 6, 2017

Lecture on "Islamophobia in America: The 2016 US Election & The Muslim Question"
Sun Valley, Idaho
February 2, 2017

The Alignment of Trump, Saudi and Israeli Interests in the Middle East
Interview with Al Janzeera (English)
February 19, 2017

Syrian Peace Talks in Geneva: Is There Any Hope?
CBC Radio - The Current (starts at 15:50)
February 6, 2017

The Crisis of Legitimacy and Authoritarianism in Iran
A Conversation with Marc Lynch
January 18, 2017

Interview on Israel/Palestine & the Prospects for a Two State Solution
710 KNUS (Denver)
January 16, 2017

The Future of Syria after Aleppo
Interview on Al Jazeera
December 17, 2016

After Aleppo: The Shia Crescent Solidifies
Interview with Ian Masters (KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles)
December 15, 2016

Trump's Foreign Policy Still Unknown but Middle East Dictators are Celebrating
University of Denver
November 9, 2016

Reflections on the Release of Homa Hoodfar and the Future of Canada-Iran Relations
Globe and Mail (Toronto)
September 28, 2016

Interview on the Future of Syria after the Collapse of the Recent Ceasefire
Al Jazeera (English)
September, 19, 2016

Syrian-Kurdish Clashes in Hasaka
Interview on Al Jazeera
August 19, 2016

Syria: Recent Developments vis-a-vis Iranian, Russian and US Policy
Background Briefing KPFK 90.7 FM (Ian Masters)
August 16, 2016

Trump, Muslims and the US Presidential Election:
An Interview in Malaysia
BFM Radio 89.9 (Kuala Lumpur)
August 15, 2016

Lecture in Malaysia: "A Political Theory of Sectarianism: The Salience of Authoritarianism over Theology"
Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI), Sunway University
August 2, 2016

"Malaysia: No Longer a Beacon of Hope for Muslim Democracy"
July 29, 2016

Obstacles to Iran-Canada Relations
A Conversation with Salam Toronto Newspaper (in Persian)
July 22, 2016

Homa Hoodfar and the Crisis in Iran-Canada Relations (starts at 10 minutes)
CBC Radio "The Current"
July 12, 2016

Middle East expert talks 'ISIS crisis' and Orlando massacre
June 15, 2016

On the Relationship between Democratization, Authoritarianism and Radicalization
Comments at Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy annual conference in Washington DC
Apri 21, 2016

Was Libya Obama's Worst Foreign Policy Failure?
China Radio
April 12, 2016

The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act: Implications for Egypt and the Region

CSID Public Debate
Attack by David Horowitz's Islamophobic Rag (it's a huge honor)
Discussion on CCTV America
April 4, 2016

The Conflict in Syria Enters its Sixth Year
Interview on CBC Radio - Ottawa
March 14, 2016

Why the Peace Talks on Syria Will Go Nowhere
Interview on Al Jazeera (English)
March 12, 2016

Another Russia-US Ceasefire for Syria? (starts at 31:33)
Interview with China Radio
February 22, 2016

A Ceasefire in Syria?
Interview on Al Jazeerah (English)
February 11, 2016

Lecture on the ISIS Crisis and Turmoil in the Middle East
Aspen Public Radio
February 4, 2016

The Pope Meets Iranian President Rouhani
Interview with Ian Masters (Background Briefing)
KPFK FM 90.7 (Los Angeles)
January 26, 2016

How Does the Iran-Saudi Split affect Syria?
Syria Deeply
January 8, 2016

The Syrian Peace Process and US/Russian Policy
Interview with China Radio
December 16, 2015

Interview on Teaching the Iran Nuclear Deal to Future Diplomats
Colorado Public Radio
December 7, 2015

Iran's Growing Role in Syria
Interview with Syria Deeply
December 2015

Interview on Turkey, Russia and the Conflict in Syria (after the shooting of a Russian Jet)
China Radio
November 25, 2015

Interview on ISIS, the Syrian Peace Process and the Paris Massacre
Background Briefing with Ian Masters (Pacifica Radio)
November 17, 2017

Interview on Russia's Intervention in Syria
Newstalk ZB Auckland, New Zealand
October 7, 2015

Should the US and Iran Exchange Prisoners?
September 30, 2015

Q and A on the Iran Nuclear Accord
University of Denver Magazine
September 3, 2015

How would you vote on Obama's Iran deal?
Radio Open Source
August 18, 2015

Deciphering the Iranian Nuclear Deal
Denver Post
August 15, 2015

The Iranian Nuclear Deal: How the Islamic Republic Capitulated to the West
Interview with Ian Masters (KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles)
July 22, 2015

How the Nuclear Deal Could Transform Iran
July 17, 2015

The Stalled Iranian Nuclear Talks
CBC TV (Politics and Power)
July 10, 2015

The State of the Iran Nuclear Negotiations and its Implications: A Conversation with Ian Masters
Pacifica Radio
June 30, 2015

How a Nuclear Deal Helps Democracy in Iran
Tahrir Forum - Cairo Review of Global Affairs
June 29, 2015

The Status of the P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations and Iranian Foreign Policy toward Syria
A Conversation with Ian Masters, KPFK - Los Angeles (90.1 FM)
April 1, 2015

Is the Iran Nuclear Deal a Good Deal? (starts at 1:30)
A short debate on CBC - Power and Politics
March 31, 2015

The Fight Against ISIS: Dealing with Roots Causes
An Interview on Fox 31 (Denver)
February 8, 2015

Interview on the ISIS Crisis: How Should the World Respond?
Monocle Daily (London)
February 4, 2015

A Retrospective on 2014
A Conversation with Ray Suarez - Al Jazeera America
December 30, 2014

Understanding the Drivers of Radicalization in Syria
Interview with Syria Deeply
December 11, 2014

A Conversation on Iran
CBC TV (Canada) - The National
December 2, 2014

The Menace of the Islamic State: How Should the World Respond?
Podcast of Lecture in Dublin, Ireland
International Institute for European and International Affairs
November 20, 2014

Interview on Syria and the ISIS Crisis
RTE Radio 1 (Dublin, Ireland)
November 20, 2014

Lecture at Trinity College Dublin on Syria and the ISIS Crisis
November 20, 2014

Syria and the ISIS Crisis
Presentation before Irish Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee
November 19, 2014

The Political Context of the Rise of ISIS and the Spread of Radical Fundamentalism
Interview on ASEAN Malaysian Radio
October 10, 2014

Interview on the Crisis of State and Society in the Middle East
BFM 89.9 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
September 29, 2014

Three Presentations in Malaysia
Symposium on Islam, Secularism and Democracy in Malaysia
Interview on Religion-State Relations in the Muslims World
Meeting with Civil Society Activists
September 27-28, 2014

What Role Should Mideast Countries Play in Fight against ISIS?
PBS Newshour
September 18, 2014

Interview on the ISIS Crisis: What Should Be Done?(starts at 9:41)
KPBS - San Diego
September 18, 2014

Interview on the Saudi Roots of ISIS(starts at 24:00)
Pacifica Radio - with Ian Masters
September 3, 2014

Q/A on ISIS and the Future of the Middle East
University of Denver Magazine
September 3, 2014

The Conflict in Gaza (Starts at: 22:25)
KNUS Radio (Denver)
August 4, 2014

An Interview on Iran's Role in Syria
July 1, 2014

Interview on the US-Iran Nuclear Negotiations and Internal Iranian Politics
Pacifica Radio (Los Angeles)
June 8, 2014

The Conflict in Syria
CCTV - China
April 22, 2013

A Conversation on the State of the Syrian Conflict
KPFK Radio 90.7 FM (Los Angeles)
April 6, 2014

Another Reason Why Syria Matters op-ed essay
February 20, 2014

The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria
Interview with Ian Masters
KPFK Radio (Los Angeles)
February 12, 2014

Stopping Starvation in Syria-By Any Means Necessary
New York Times Opinion Essay
February 11, 2014

The Ongoing War in Syria
A conversation with Jerome McDonnell (WBEZ Chicago)
February 7, 2014

On Assad's Atrocities and US Policy toward Syria
Interview with Al Jazeera America
December 23, 2013

The Syrian Impasse
Panel Discussion at the New America Foundation
January 15, 2014

A Conversation on The Syria Dilemma
WNYC - The Leonard Lopate Show
December 19, 2013

An Interview on the Crisis in Syria: What Should be Done?
WHIR-AM Talk Radio (Sacramento, CA)
December 11, 2013

The Consequences of Obama's Failed Policy on Syria
Interview on Fox News
December 4, 2013

The Many Benefits of an Iran-US Nuclear Deal
November 18, 2013

Was Yasser Arafat Poisoned?
Al Jazeera America
November 6, 2013

A Discussion on Syria
WORT radio 89.9 FM (Madison, WI)
October 24, 2013

Faculty panel discussion on Syria
University of Denver
September 13, 2013

Interview on US-Iran Relations and Syria
Al Jazeera America
October 3, 2013

An Exchange with Stephen Zunes
My essay in The Syria Dilemma
His reply to my essay in The Syria Dilemma
My rejoinder

Interview on Obama-Rouhani and US-Iran Relations
October 3, 2013

The Syrian Opposition: A Short Interview
BBC Radio 5 "Up All Night"
September 26, 2013

Obama, Syria and US-Iran Relations at the UN
Interview with NPR in Chicago (Worldview)
September 24, 2013

An Interview on Syria, Obama and Iran's support for Assad
September 11, 2013

Interview on Syria, Obama and Intervention
850 KOA Radio Denver
August 29, 2013

Interview on Obama and the Challenge of Syria
760 AM - Gloria Neal Show
August 27, 2013

Interview on US-Iran Relations and Syria
Pacifica Radio with Ian Masters
August 6, 2013

A Requiem for Egyptian Democracy
Christian Science Monitor
July 9, 2013

Interview in Turkey on Iran, Democracy and Authoritarianism
Zaman Newspaper (Istanbul)
June 4, 2013

Interview on Turkish Policy in Syria
Turkish Daily News
May 28, 2013

What Can History Teach Us about Islam and Democracy
February 26, 2013

Islam and Secularism After the Arab Spring
February 19, 2013

Internecine Feuding among Iranian Hardliners
A Conversation with Ian Masters
February 18, 2013
Pacifica Radio, 90.7 FM (Los Angeles)

Civil Rights in Muslim Democracies
Georgetown University
January 28, 2013

War on Terror: What Does it Mean?
Studio 12 - PBS Colorado
January 30, 2013

A Conversation with Pankaj Mishra
Rocky Mountain PBS
January 24, 2013
Part 1; Part 2

Discussion on Syria and Turkish-Syrian Relations
China Radio International
October 16, 2012

An Interview on the Compatibility between Islam and Democracy
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
October 7, 2012

A Conversation on Syria
PBS - Rocky Mountain
September 11, 2012

Interview on Iran-Canada Relations
September 8, 2012

Discussion on Syria: The Problem and the Solution
KFPK Radio, 90.7FM, Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles (Scholars Circle)
September 2, 2012

Rocky Mountain PBS Interview on Egypt and the Arab Spring
Part 1
Part 2
July 27, 2012

Understanding the Crisis of Religion and Politics in Muslim Societies:
A Conversation with US Ambassador Mary Ann Casey
Denver World Affairs Council
June 7, 2012