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As Iran comes under increased pressure from geopolitical rivals regarding sanctions, oil, and the nuclear deal, it has turned to hard power to assert its regional influence and hide its nerves.
The New Arab Meets: Exiled Syrian rapper, Amir Al-Muarri, to talk war trauma, censorship and musical political resistance following his latest record release.
The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and LGBT+ rights in the Middle East.
The New Arab Meets: Nidal Nijm, a Palestinian-Brazilian video game designer who has developed a Palestinian-orientated game with a resistance fighter seeking to gain justice for himself after being tortured by Israeli authorities.
Whilst the main protagonists of the Iran-Iraq War have long departed, the seeds sowed by the conflict continue to have rippling effects for the region today. With Iranian soft power at unprecedented levels, what will the future hold for Iraq?
The New Arab Meets: MP, activist and former Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn to talk more about his new initiative 'Peace and Justice', as well as his thoughts on Palestine, the pandemic, Afghanistan, UK racism, and the state of Labour today.
The New Arab Meets: Daniel Jadue, one of the candidates for this year's Chilean presidential election. A member of the Communist Party of Chile, he speaks to Naela Khalil about his Palestinian roots and growing up under Pinochet's dictatorship.
The New Arab Meets: Musical sensation TootArd, an inventive ensemble from the occupied Golan Heights whose sound fuses desert blues, ska and all-out psychedelic rock.
The New Arab Meets: Farah Koutteineh, founder of Key48, an online account which started out as a student movement to counteract censorship in universities, but little did she know it would go on to tackle Instagram's silencing of Palestinian voices.