The programme analyses the threat of Iran in the Maghreb, women's protests against the oppression of the Iranian regime and the development of the war in Ukraine

"De cara al mundo": international analysis on Onda Madrid

"De cara al mundo", the programme on Onda Madrid directed and presented by Javier Fernández Arribas, director of Atalayar, offers the key points of world current affairs every week. 

The radio programme discusses the threat posed by Iran in the Maghreb. Strengthening US-Moroccan cooperation, in light of the growing struggle for influence between the major North African countries, will be an effective element in protecting the interests of the two countries, on the one hand, and will make Morocco, in particular, a balancing element that will help stability in this region with a vital dimension, blocking the way to any escalation driven by Algeria to cover up its internal conflicts. Security developments in recent years have revealed the importance of Morocco's role in relation to Europe and the United States. 

Morocco managed to open the eyes of Western countries to the strategic danger posed by cooperation between the Algerian regime and Iran, and was the first to reveal that Tehran had delivered drones to the Polisario Front and that Hezbollah had trained the militants of this separatist group, which made Europe feel that the Iranian threat was on its southern borders.

Subsequently, international reports backed up Morocco's claims about the danger of Algerian-Iranian cooperation, and put additional pressure on Algeria, which became a factor of tension in the region not only because of growing Iranian activity, but also because of growing Russian influence, at a time when the Algerian regime's efforts to allay Western fears failed. Observers argue that Morocco has an additional strength in its religious and historical relations with Africa, as it is considered a spiritual reference point for Sufi movements, does not need to make much effort in this regard and its imams are on the ground, and Rabat is a regular meeting place for various political, religious and tribal leaders across the Sahel region. We will be joined by Gustavo de Arístegui, diplomat and expert international analyst, to discuss all these issues. 

Meanwhile, protests in Iran continue and concern is growing over the poisoning of numerous young women. In Madrid, Iranian women and men also took part in the 8M demonstration in protest. Nilúfar Saberi, an Iranian activist in Spain, will shed more light on all these issues. 

"De cara al mundo" will also continue to analyse the war in Ukraine. Russia continues its attacks on several Ukrainian cities while the fighting in the key town of Bakhmut continues. The confrontation of the leader of the Wagner Group paramilitary militias with the Russian Defence Ministry raises some weaknesses within Russia. Lucas Martin, an expert international analyst, and María Senovilla, special envoy to Ukraine, will talk about the development of the armed conflict. 

As every Friday, the discussion will be led by Atalayar's regular contributors, Claudia Luna, Mexican journalist and writer, and Pedro González, journalist and founder of Euronews, coordinated by Javier Fernández Arribas. They will discuss the war between Ukraine and Russia and the threat of Iran in the Maghreb. 

"De cara al mundo", Friday 10 March from 22:05 to 23:00.