Al-Monitor Newsmaker Interviews
Iraqi deputy PM: 'I was mistaken' in joining government
Friday, Jul. 4, 2014 | Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Columnist
In an interview with Al-Monitor, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq speaks about the roots of the crisis in Iraq and stresses the need for a political solution.
Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan wants war with Syria
Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist
Turkey’s main opposition leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the Republican People’s Party, says that the Turkish prime minister is bent on provoking war with Syria to divert attention from government corruption.
Islamic Jihad leader: negotiations gain 'nothing'
Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 | Ali Hashem, Columnist
In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Abdullah Shalah said, “Our performance from one war to another is getting better. If in 2012 we hit Tel Aviv, I think the enemy can imagine what can be beyond Tel Aviv.”
Sen. Kaine says Russia can do more to resolve Syria crisis
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
US Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, discusses US policy toward the Middle East with Al-Monitor.
Kemal Dervis: 'Crisis in Turkey is primarily political'
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 | Riada Ašimović Akyol, Contributor
In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Turkey’s former Minister of Economic Affairs Kemal Dervis asserts, “The perception of the independence of the Central Bank has been shaken.”