Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Sharmine Narwani Nov. 11, 2012

Over the last decade, Canada has changed its international focus, becoming more directly tied to both U.S. interests and methods of attaining and maintaing those interests. This has meant a dramatic increase in military spending, and a necessary redefinition of the role the country plays in the world. But are Canada’s politicians and militarists prepared to enter the byzantine world of hard power politics, and is the Canadian public being adequately informed about the ramifications of the nation’s new course?

Sharmine Narwani is a Senior Associate at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University and writes commentary and analysis of Middle East geopolitics for La Akhbar, Al Jazeera, the Huffington Post, and New York Times, among others. She holds Masters degrees from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in both Journalism and Middle East Studies. Sharmine has made three trips into Syria this year alone, and is recently returned from a visit to Iran, where she conducted a series of interviews concerning poltical and development issues there. Sharmine Narwani also produce the blog mideastshuffle.com where an archive of her writings on the region may be accessed.

Chris Cook

Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/ G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.