Issues of the Week with William Morris of the Next Century Foundation

Issues of the Week with William Morris of the Next Century Foundation

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William Morris, Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation, discusses the new political issues of the week.


On Coronavirus and on the capricious nature of God
Mar 17 • 16 min
Dealing with what is for many an existential issue. As we move forward in this ever deepening world crisis, what could we be doing, indeed what should we be doing, to cope? And who is to blame? God? Or you and me?
Iraq needs a Prime Minister - Now
Mar 11 • 8 min
Since the failure of Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi to form a government things in Iraq have been going nowhere. Technically the President has a 15 day window, a breathing space in which to find a new premier. There is a name being touted - but is anyone willing…
Coronavirus - reflections on a catastrophe
Mar 8 • 14 min
As the Coronavirus pandemic reaches epic proportions, and this great leveler takes its toll on the elderly and the weak, William Morris, the Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation, reflects on the implications of this…
Syria: Turkey goes Head to Head with Russia
Mar 2 • 12 min
President Erdogan of Turkey is facing down Putin of Russia - and this time at least, Bashar al Assad is not the big factor. But the the consequence is, as ever, that the ordinary people suffer. This overview is based on feedback from Syrians on the spot.
Iraq goes down to the wire
Feb 27 • 10 min
Mr Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi, Prime Minister designate, is trying manfully to form a cabinet that is at least quasi independent. But the Kurds want the same old system that everyone else wants to see the back of. And Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi has become…
Lent - means sacrifice? Or what?
Feb 26 • 16 min
It’s that time of year when Christians get heavy in the pre Easter quasi-fast they call Lent. But what about if you have lost hope? What then? What matters when the chips are down and you walk through the valley of the shadow of death. William shares a…
Bishop Philip of Truro wades in on Christian Persecution
Feb 14 • 20 min
The Bishop of Cornwall (a.k.a. Philip, Bishop of Truro) was commissioned by the UK government to write a report on the persecution of Christians and he opens by quoting a Times Newspaper editorial that says “Across the globe, in the Middle East, Asia…
Shamima Begum et al
Feb 7 • 10 min
Can the removal of citizenship ever be justified?
Netanyahu Refuses offer of talks with Iran
Feb 5 • 10 min
Benjamin Netanyahu refuses Oman’s offer to facilitate talks with Iran
Iran and America - their competition for hegemony in Iraq
Jan 31 • 19 min
William Morris discusses Iraq’s problems with the major hegemonic powers
Regarding Racism - 75 years after the Holocaust why is it still here?
Jan 27 • 19 min
William talks on Racism on the anniversary of the Holocaust
And back to the issue of Cancer again
Jan 26 • 9 min
Of cancer and chemo and their consequences
Is Syria falling back into chaos?
Jan 24 • 9 min
More Misery for Syria
A Brave New World or Mere Parochialism? The UK example
Jan 22 • 12 min
British politics turn a corner, and the new focus is no longer London centric
Seeking a UK with a Foreign Policy worth boasting about?
Jan 20 • 11 min
Which way would you like Britain’s foreign policy to go under Boris? Principled or pragmatic?
Choosing Corbyn’s Successor - a Champagne Socialist or the Darling of the Left?
Jan 15 • 15 min
So Which: Sir Keir Starmer; Rebecca Long Bailey; Lisa Nandy; Jess Phillips; Emily Thornberry
A Lament for a Sultan
Jan 12 • 19 min
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos is dead. Long live the Sultan.
On the killing of Soleimani
Jan 5 • 16 min
On prospects for war with Iran
2020 - good, bad or hopeful? A New Year’s message from the Next Century Foundation’s Secretary General
Jan 1 • 14 min
William’s New Year’s message
A tough year with a Happy Ending: A Christmas message from the Next Century Foundation’s Secretary General
Dec 25, 2019 • 15 min
William on a Christmas to bring better cheer after the most difficult of years
And is there life after Boris, Brexit et al?
Dec 17, 2019 • 8 min
Thoughts and reflections on not losing hope
God Bless Boris, the new Ruler of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Dec 15, 2019 • 12 min
On Boris and his new government
On the ongoing misery that is today’s Iraq
Dec 10, 2019 • 6 min
William on the State of Iraq
To Boris or not to Boris - who wins
Dec 10, 2019 • 9 min
Boris versus Corbyn - the power is yours
On good governance
Dec 10, 2019 • 7 min
The need for a different relationship between the governed and the elite
On Islamic Philosophy
Nov 3, 2019 • 10 min
On issues of Ontology
On Iran
Oct 23, 2019 • 3 min
As sanctions bite - is there a new Iran scene?
On Brexit
Oct 23, 2019 • 8 min
William talks on the Brexit issue - a personal view - again
On Racism
Oct 23, 2019 • 12 min
Racism everywhere - is the situation growing worse?
On Lebanon
Oct 23, 2019 • 13 min
Lebanon - a nation riddled by corruption
William on Brexit - again again
Oct 16, 2019 • 9 min
Deal or no Deal, the Boris and Brexit saga continues
On Syria and the Turkish invasion
Oct 16, 2019 • 15 min
William on Syria and the Kurds
On Lebanon
Oct 16, 2019 • 7 min
William talks on Lebanon on Hala London Radio
Climate Change
Oct 16, 2019 • 17 min
William talks on the global warming issue
William on Brexit - again
Oct 9, 2019 • 9 min
William talks on the Brexit issue - a personal view
America’s betrayal of the Kurds
Oct 9, 2019 • 7 min
President Trump’s disloyalty to those that sacrificed their lives for America
Syria - the Damascus perspective
Oct 9, 2019 • 7 min
Bashar decides to copy Mohamad Bin Salman
Iraq - dealing with the prisoners
Oct 9, 2019 • 9 min
In the aftermath of the defeat of Daesh too many are displaced
Iraq the problem and the answer
Oct 9, 2019 • 12 min
Corruption and lack of jobs triggers Iraq anger
Iran’s role in Iraq
Oct 9, 2019 • 10 min
William talks about the recent demonstrations on his return from Baghdad
ARABIC - Wathab Hala Al Dulaimi
Oct 4, 2019 • 17 min
Iraq’s problems - a different perspective
ARABIC - Hassan Al Asadi from Kufa
Oct 4, 2019 • 4 min
The crisis in Iraq - some reflections on the way things are going
ARABIC - Karar Nouri Hamid from Takrit
Oct 3, 2019 • 6 min
William Morris and Karar Nouri Hamid discuss Iraq’s problems in Arabic for Hala London
ARABIC - Mustafa Sharif from Najaf
Oct 3, 2019 • 10 min
William Morris interviews Mr Mustafa Sharif from Baghdad
ARABIC: Saifaldin al Daraji interviewed in Baghdad
Oct 3, 2019 • 7 min
Mr Saifaldin al Daraji, Head of the Al Mada Institute in Iraq
On Violence and Abuse
Oct 3, 2019 • 12 min
William talks on Hala London radio on the increased levels of family abuse in today’s world
On the fall of Netanyahu
Oct 3, 2019 • 14 min
William talks on Israel on Hala London radio
Of Trump, Saudi and Iran
Oct 3, 2019 • 11 min
William talks on Hala London Radio on The USA, Saudi Arabia, And Iran
Of Egypt and Mohammed Ali
Oct 3, 2019 • 12 min
William talks on Egypt on Hala London radio
On Boris and Brexit again
Oct 3, 2019 • 8 min
William talks on the Brexit issue - a personal view for Hala London
Honour in War and Arms Sales
Sep 21, 2019 • 8 min
To use drones or not to use drones - that is the question
Background to the Strikes against Saudi Arabia
Sep 19, 2019 • 7 min
William talks on Hala London radio about the strikes against Saudi Arabia
So who did it?
Sep 19, 2019 • 13 min
The “who killed cock robin” question
A word about Kuwait
Sep 19, 2019 • 8 min
Drones and Kuwait - Why did it happen?
Is Iran becoming unpopular in Syria
Sep 19, 2019 • 6 min
William talks on Syria on Hala London
Will we see war in Lebanon?
Sep 19, 2019 • 8 min
William talks on Lebanon and Israel on Hala London radio
The Brexit fiasco continues
Sep 19, 2019 • 6 min
William talks on the Brexit issue - a personal view
Kashmir - which way forward?
Sep 15, 2019 • 10 min
William talks Kashmir
Lebanon’s corruption problem
Sep 15, 2019 • 11 min
The Lebanese Economy in Crisis
Netanyahu and the Jordan Valley
Sep 12, 2019 • 14 min
Netanyahu threatens to seize the Jordan valley to boost his election chances
Yemen gets curiouser and curiouser
Sep 12, 2019 • 8 min
Yemen breaks into three
Palm oil and Orangutans
Sep 11, 2019 • 9 min
Veronica Morris talks orangutans
The ongoing Brexit saga
Sep 11, 2019 • 9 min
The Brexit Paradox
Is it the end of both Saudi and Iranian influence in Yemen?
Sep 11, 2019 • 8 min
Yemen - the latest
Tunisia’s Presidential Elections
Sep 10, 2019 • 11 min
Tunisia - The elections are coming
The Only Answer for Libya
Sep 10, 2019 • 11 min
William talks on Libya
The Purpose of Life
Sep 1, 2019 • 7 min
Thoughts on God and Freedom of Choice recorded for Hala London radio
Brexit - the curious case of Boris - Untrusted but popular
Sep 1, 2019 • 8 min
The Brexit issue and Boris Johnson - a man untrusted but remarkably popular
Tunisia’s Elections
Sep 1, 2019 • 4 min
Tunisia’s elections - a creditable slate of candidates including two women
Iran’s prisoners
Sep 1, 2019 • 4 min
Concerns about the plight of dual nationals in Iran
Israel and Lebanon
Aug 31, 2019 • 8 min
William talks about the consequences of Israel’s recent drone attacks in Lebanon
William on Racial Harmony
Aug 24, 2019 • 8 min
William talks on the Racism issue - a personal view
William on Brexit
Aug 24, 2019 • 9 min
William talks on the Brexit issue - a personal view
Talking to Miskin, a Yezidi refugee, about the plight of the Yezidis
Aug 24, 2019 • 13 min
A Yezidi girl from Sinjar shares her hopes and fears for her people
Discussion with a Yezidi asylum seeker
Aug 24, 2019 • 8 min
The Yezidi journey to asylum, a discussion with Mizgîn Êzîdî
Yezidi Religion
Aug 23, 2019 • 9 min
The Yezidi religion, a discussion with Mizgîn Êzîdî
Elections in Tunisia- Trouble Ahead?
Aug 16, 2019 • 11 min
Surprise Tunisia Elections.
Does America have a Racism Problem?
Aug 16, 2019 • 11 min
racism in america
Events in Kashmir.
Aug 16, 2019 • 12 min
The Crisis in Kashmir
Will Sudan’s New Power Sharing Agreement Work?
Aug 16, 2019 • 9 min
Will peace prevail in sudan?
Positives and Negatives of a UK/US Trade Deal
Aug 16, 2019 • 13 min
UK/US trade deal.