Matthew RJ Brodsky
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Who Should Pay for Syria's Reconstruction?

March 11, 2019  •  The Newsmakers / TRT World

Eight years ago an uprising in Syria sparked the deadliest war of the decade. The UN says it will cost close to $400 billion to rebuild the country while other estimates are far lower. But is Syria even ready for reconstruction? Will sanctions prevent rebuilding? Can Russia and Iran afford to foot the bill? And how can Syria return to normality? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins co-founder of People Demand Change Bassam Barabandi, Security Analyst at the SETA Foundation Omer Ozkizilcik, Russian foreign policy researcher at Oxford University Samuel Ramani, coordinator at the Center for Iranian Studies in Ankara Serhan Afacan, on TRT World's The Newsmakers with Imran Garda.

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What the Fall of Baghuz in Syria means for ISIS and the Region

March 11, 2019  •  BBC World News Service Radio

Matthew RJ Brodsky joins the BBC World News Service to discuss the fight for the last ISIS stronghold in Syria.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) Repeated Remarks Reflect Her Anti-Semitic Ideology

March 7, 2019  •  Al-Ghad TV (Arabic)

Matthew RJ Brodsky joined Dr. Wafik Ibrahim, a Beirut-based political analyst on Al-Ghad TV (Arabic) with Heba al-Ghamrawi where he not only responded to the blatant antisemitism of Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar and the new Democratic Left, but to Dr. Ibrahim's anti-Semitic comments that were embedded within his own comments. It was neither a calm nor a dispassionate conversation. Viewer beware.

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The U.S. Downgrades its Mission to Palestinians and the Spike in Gaza Violence

March 4, 2019  •  ClearCut with Michelle Makori / i24News

The Trump administration downgraded the U.S. mission to the Palestinians in Jerusalem as it became the Palestinian Affairs Unit under the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Is the move about efficiency and eliminating redundancy, as the State Department says, or was it done to intentionally downgrade the relationship with the Palestinian leadership and send them a message? Are Palestinians intentionally ramping up violence in Gaza ahead of the Israeli elections? Is Netanyahu more likely to take assertive action against Hamas and how will his response play out politically in Israel? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Shia Franklin, former executive of the World Jewish Congress, on i24News "ClearCut" with Michelle Makori to discuss the latest developments in Israel.

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What Should Happen to ISIS Fighters and their Families?

February 26, 2019  •  The Newsmakers / TRT World

Thousands are fleeing ISIS' final bastion in Baghouz, Syria, including foreign fighters and their families. Is the battle almost over? Is the terrorist group's caliphate finished? Could ISIS make a comeback in Syria or elsewhere and how can its ideology be defeated? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Ajmal Masroor, Imam and member of the Muslim Council of Britain, and Robin Simcox, Fellow at The Heritage Foundation specializing in terrorism and national security on TRT World's The Newsmakers with Imran Garda. They explore these topics and focus on what should happen to ISIS fighters and their families. Should their home countries revoke their citizenship or bring them back to face the law?

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Matthew RJ Brodsky's Book

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Security Studies Group
June 26, 2018

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