Al-Monitor Newsmaker Interviews

Mohammed Dahlan, a former Fatah security chief, gestures in his office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 18, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Stringer)

Dismissed Fatah leader rules out reconciliation with Abbas

Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017 | Adnan Abu Amer, Contributor

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Mohammed Dahlan confirmed that reconciliation efforts with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are currently stalled and warned that Abbas' internal weakness would reflect the fragility of his political position vis-a-vis the Israelis.

Israel defense minister: We must coordinate moves with Trump

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman confirmed that he still supports a two-state solution, but one involving population as well as land swaps and as one part of a regional agreement.

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.

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