Crimea, Egypt, Syria: Cole Interview on Ian Masters’ “Background Briefing”

My radio interview with Ian Masters at KPFK on developments in Egypt, Ukraine and Syria is now available on the web:


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Play it above or if it doesn’t display (it takes 20 seconds to load), the audio file is here

The blurb:

“Then we examine the effectiveness of E.U. and U.S. sanctions on Putin’s Russia, and what might be on the agenda when Obama meets with the Saudis on Friday. Juan Cole, a professor of Modern Middle Eastern and South Asian History at the University of Michigan and author of “Engaging the Muslim World”, joins us to discuss whether the Saudis could squeeze the Russian economy and punish Putin for keeping the Assad regime alive in Syria by flooding the market with oil as they did after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and, with General Sisi announcing he’s running for president of Egypt, we look into how long the Saudis can prop up Egypt’s military government.”