In the first Taliban news conference after the group regained control of the Afghan capital, Kabul, their spokesperson sought to reassure women, saying they are going to have the same rights. But Afghan women know the Taliban’s history all too well, said Lina AbiRafeh, executive director of the The Arab Institute for Women (AiW) at the Lebanese American University. Watch the interview segment with journalist Christos Gavalas on CNN Greece.
Peter Zalmayev: Putin hates Ukraines because it's not submitting to him
Russia’s war in Ukraine has stretched on already for more than a month. A relentless bombardment of the country’s cities and towns has led to hundreds of civilian deaths, has destroyed critical infrastructure and forced millions of people to flee Ukraine, creating a new humanitarian crisis in Europe. But the devastation is far from over, despite the economic sanctions imposed to Russia by the West. Speaking with CNN Greece’s Christos Gavalas, Peter Zalmayev, Director of the Eurasia Democracy Initiative, talks about the unpredictability of this war and says Vladimir Putin hates Ukraine for not submitting to him.
Ten years have passed since the fall of Tunisian President Ben Ali and the protest in Egypt’s Tahrir Square that caught the world’s eye and set in motion demonstrations across the Middle East that came to be known as the Arab Spring. Since then, the region has witnessed civil wars, regime change, governmental reforms, and refugee crises. What has been the long-term impact of the uprisings, and how have the Middle East and North Africa been redefined by them? Ezzedine Fishere, an Egyptian novelist, diplomat and academic, senior lecturer at Dartmouth College and a contributing columnist to the Washington Post is interviewed on these topics by Christos Gavalas on CNN Greece.
What do Covid-19 vaccine skeptics have in common? What are the underlying values that exist at the heart of people's resistance? Dr. Saad B. Omer, director at the Global Health Institute at Yale spoke to Christos Gavalas this week and told him it's about beliefs and a set of psychological traits, not knowledge. He also put in plain words ways through which health officials can convince the sizable minority to get vaccinated, while going into detail about why getting the second dose is also critical for eliminating chances of death.