Al-Monitor Newsmaker Interviews


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reacts during a joint news conference with Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the West Bank city of Jericho, Nov. 11, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)

Fatah leader speaks out on Abbas' exclusive congress

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 | Mohammed Othman, Contributor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Abdel-Hakim Awad, a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council who was excluded from the movement's seventh congress, talks about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' political failures, his exclusionary policies and his collusion with Israel.

KRG PM: Talk of Iraqi Kurdish independence red line for Iran, but not Turkey

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 | Amberin Zaman, Columnist

In an extensive interview with Al-Monitor at his office in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani speaks about the battle for Mosul, relations with Baghdad and Ankara, and aspirations for independence.

Former Iraqi PM: US could have stopped IS with 2008 security deal

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 | Omar Sattar, Contributor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, former Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki discussed the country's relationship with the United States, the ongoing battle against the Islamic State and the role of the Popular Mobilization Units.

Millionaire MK's plan: Partners in business will be partners for peace

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Knesset member Erel Margalit argues that Israel should focus on joint regional economic ventures to build confidence, and from there advance to negotiating with the Palestinians.

How long will Bibi's government last?

Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

In an interview, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin explained the political maneuvering to stabilize the government that turned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Avigdor Liberman and away from the Zionist Camp.

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