Why and how has the U.S aided Saudi Arabia in commiting war crimes for decades through finance deals & arm sales?
In this interview, Vijay Prashad gives us his insight into how the U.S.’s relationship with Saudi Arabia operates in Yemen and Syria through military interventionism.
Americans rarely get the opportunity to understand our capitalistic policy of military that is killing innocent people and destroying countries. Prasad takes us through the history with his unique scholarship and wisdom that make him one of the most influential teachers today.
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and a professor of international studies at Trinity College. He is the author of sixteen books, including “The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South” (Verso, 2013), “Arab Spring, Libyan Winter” (AK, 2012, co-edited with Paul Amar), “Dispatches from the Arab Spring “(2013), and “No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism.” (Leftward Press, 2015). Vijay’s latest book is “Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation.” Vijay is the chief editor at Leftward Press, and writes regularly for The Hindu, Frontline, Jadaliyya, Counterpunch, Himal and Bol.
To understand more about Prasad’s point of view on military interventionism as a foreign policy, watch this interview with Chris Hedges on “The Militarism of U.S. Diplomacy.”