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24/10/2013

Counterpoint: Anti-Israel Bias in the European Parliament

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, the European Parliament hosted not one, but two events on the situation of Bedouins in Israel. An important topic, but perhaps not one requiring two forums on the same day. The reason? The event organised by the Socialist and Democrats Group...

24/10/2013

Counterpoint: EU Reopens Membership Talks with Turkey

On 21 October, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced that Germany had agreed to end its opposition to renewing EU membership talks with Turkey. The EU and Turkey subsequently agreed to restart negotiations on 5 November. Is this a significant step forward in...

17/10/2013

Counterpoint: What are the Palestinians Doing with EU Aid?

A report in The Sunday Times (13 October) cites an unpublished report by the European Court of Auditors detailing how EU aid to the Palestinians has been “misspent, squandered or lost to corruption.” According to the article, the report shows that “Brussels...

16/10/2013

Counterpoint: Can Iran Divide the West?

Iran's new government has stated publicly that its strategy in nuclear negotiations is to break the unified US-EU front. Can they do so? Joshua Goodman talks to Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director of the...

16/10/2013

Counterpoint: Any Progress in Geneva over Iran's Nuclear Program?

The P5+1 met with Iranian officials for two days of negotiations of the latter's illegal nuclear program. Years of talks have, to date, failed to make any progress. Was this time different? Joshua Goodman talks to Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the AJC Transatlantic...

03/10/2013

Counterpoint: Did the Rouhani 'Charm Offensive" Work at the UN?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani went to the UN to present a softer side to his country. Did it work? Joshua Goodman put that question to Roland Freudenstein of the Centre for European Studies.

04/04/2013

Counterpoint: Will Tensions Lead to Another Korean War?

On 3 April 2013, the Counterpoint team hosted their first official "transatlantic" show. Host Joshua Goodman joined experts Daniel Schwammenthal (AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Centre for European Studies) from Toronto, Canada. Technology at its best....

21/03/2013

Counterpoint: A Conversation with Acclaimed Author Leon de Winter

Acclaimed Dutch author Leon de Winter joined Joshua Goodman, Daniel Schwammenthal (AJC Transatlantic Institute), Roland Freudenstein (Centre for European Studies) and Jan Techau (Carnegie Europe) for an in-depth discussion about his...

14/03/2013

Counterpoint: Shimon Peres Addresses the European Parliament

On 12 March 2013, Israeli President Shimon Peres delivered a historic speech to the European Parliament's plenary in Strasbourg, France. To mark the moment, Counterpoint played the speech in its entirety the following day. Afterwards, Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the...

07/03/2013

Counterpoint: What's Next For Venezuela After Chavez?

To start the show, host Joshua Goodman, Daniel Schwammenthal (AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Centre for European Studies) discuss what might be in store for the post-Chavez Venezuela following his death the day prior.