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28/11/2013

Counterpoint: Five Questions on the Iran Deal

While a deal may have been reached over Iran's nuclear programme, many questions still remain. Counterpoint host Joshua Goodman poses 5 questions about the deal to Daniel Schwammenthal (Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Jan Techau (Director, Carnegie Europe).

28/11/2013

Counterpoint: The Iran Deal from Israel's Perspective

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the nuclear deal with Iran by calling it a "historic mistake," a criticism echoed by many in his cabinet. But was this a wise reaction? Joshua Goodman, Daniel Schwammenthal (Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Jan...

27/11/2013

Counterpoint: Does the EU Deserve Praise for the Iran Deal?

EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has been highly lauded for her role in securing a deal with Iran. But does she and the EU overall deserve such praise? Host Joshua Goodman poses that question and more to in-house experts Daniel Schwammenthal (Director, AJC...

21/11/2013

Counterpoint: Middle East News Round-Up

Host Joshua Goodman discusses the bombings in Beirut, the state of lawlessness in the Sinai, a hot mic incident at the UN, and medical diplomacy with Jan Techau (Director of Carnegie Europe) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director of the Centre for European Studies).

20/11/2013

Counterpoint: Why is Iran the Only One Talking Tough?

As officials from the P5+1 and Iran renewed negotiations, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei was taking a hard line on the talks saying Tehran would not back down "one iota". Joshua Goodman asks Jan Techau (Director, Carnegie Europe) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director,...

14/11/2013

Counterpoint: Are Jews Safe in Europe?

Joshua Goodman and Daniel Schwammenthal are joined by Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC's Director of International Affairs and the OSCE's Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism, to discuss the recent EU survey on Jewish perceptions of anti-Semitism in Europe.

14/11/2013

Counterpoint: Middle East News Round-Up

Host Joshua Goodman discusses three stories from the Middle East - the crisis in Syria, the status of women in the Arab World, and the murder of an Israeli soldier - with Daniel Schwammenthal, Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute.

13/11/2013

Counterpoint: Who Blocked a Deal with Iran?

Officials from the P5+1 and Iran met in Geneva over the weekend to continue their pursuit of a deal over the latter's nuclear program. Despite rumblings that something was in the works, all sides left Switzerland empty-handed. Media reports have since suggested that France...

07/11/2013

Counterpoint: Should Turkey be in the EU?

On November 5th, the EU and Turkey resumed membership negotiations after a three year freeze. Joshua Goodman asks Jan Techau of Carnegie Europe and Roland Freudenstein of the Centre for European Studies, should Turkey enter the EU? Enjoy the debate.

07/11/2013

Counterpoint: Middle East News Round-Up

Host Joshua Goodman is joined by AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal, Roland Freudenstein, Deputy Director of the Centre for European Studies, and Jan Techau of Carnegie Europe to discuss three headlines from the Middle East: the acquittal of former-...