Al-Monitor Newsmaker Interviews


Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (C) walks with Malta's Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi (R) at the prime minister's office in Valletta, Malta, June 24, 2010. (photo by REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

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.

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.

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