In this week’s episode of Diplomatic Avenue, an expert discusses the U.S.-led airstrike campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and how long it will last.
Associate Professor Joshua M. Landis, director of the center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, says the campaign “could take over a decade.”
The episode also hosts U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who speaks about the challenges of being a spokesman for the international organization. It also features Jacqueline Isaac, an American Egyptian attorney and humanitarian activist, who discusses her interviews with women feeling torture under ISIS.
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.