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Off the Hookah with Phil and Cooper

Each week, we’ll dive into the top news happening around the Middle East to discuss the stories behind the headlines. With the proliferation of regional conflicts and political drama, we will break down the major developments, provide insight from some of the foremost experts, and have fun while we’re at it. Off the Hookah with Phil and Cooper is a production of Al-Monitor.

Episodes:

Type Released Title Description
09/20/2018 Episode #070: Cheddar Chatter Iraq is finally moving towards forming a new government; this wee...
09/13/2018 Episode #069: For the Love of Money (feat. Julian Pecquet) Phil and Cooper speak with Al-Monitor’s Washington Editor, Juli...
09/06/2018 Episode #068: Iraqi Path Our hosts give a much-needed update on Iraq’s governmental chao...
08/30/2018 Episode #067: Deep Cuts America’s relationship with Palestine has grown even more fragi...
08/24/2018 Episode #066: A River Runs Through It This week marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq ...
08/15/2018 Episode #065: The Brunson Ultimatum (feat. Ayla Jean Yackley) We spoke too soon. Since last week’s discussion about sanctions...
08/10/2018 Episode #064: The Sound of Sanctions Today's focus is on sanctions: what are they, and how have the Tr...
08/02/2018 Episode #063: The Solitude of Mahmoud (feat. Daoud Kuttab) Phil and Cooper speak with Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse columnist D...
07/26/2018 Episode #062: Pompeo and Circumstances Touching on two topics today: first, Israel passed a controversia...
07/19/2018 Episode #061: Blackout in Basra Protests have broken out in southern Iraq, where citizens are arg...
07/12/2018 Episode #060: To Helsinki in a Handbasket (feat. Max Suchkov) Next week, US President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Presi...
06/28/2018 Episode #059: #ErdoWinning Phil and Cooper follow up on last week’s episode breaking down ...
06/20/2018 Episode #058: Recep, Set, Go (feat. Ayla Jean Yackley) Presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey are happening ...
06/14/2018 Episode #057: Iraqi Start (feat. Ali Mamouri) Following up on Episode #53 ('Iraq the Vote'), Phil and Cooper gi...
06/07/2018 Episode #056: Crisscrossing the Jordan The little kingdom of Jordan has been seeing historic protests re...
05/31/2018 Episode #055: From Tripoli to Tobruk (feat. Mustafa Fetouri) This week, French President Emmanuel Macron had the representativ...
05/23/2018 Episode #054: Lightning Round Phil and Cooper run the gamut of different issues in the Middle E...
05/16/2018 Episode #053: Iraq the Vote The US officially opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, which led ...
05/10/2018 Episode #052: JCP-No-Way This week, President Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear ...
05/03/2018 Episode #051: Deal or No Deal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled out the stops th...
04/26/2018 Episode #050: Everything is A-oK-P (feat. Pinar Tremblay) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced early presid...
04/19/2018 Episode #049: "Mission Accomplished" Following up on last week’s podcast about the Syrian chemical w...
04/12/2018 Episode #048: Red Lines Crossed A tragic chemical weapons attack happened this past weekend in Sy...
04/05/2018 Episode #047: A Glance of Gaza This past weekend’s events at the Gaza-Israel border saw some o...
03/29/2018 Episode #046: Bash the ‘Stache You’ve probably heard about John Bolton by now – he’s about...
03/23/2018 Episode #045: Doin’ the Rounds It’s just Phil and Cooper, and in this week’s episode, they d...
03/16/2018 Episode #044: Tea for the Tillerson (feat. Laura Rozen) Trump threw another wrench into America’s foreign policy by rep...
03/07/2018 Episode #043: A Glimpse of Ghouta Phil and Cooper give a much-needed update on the Syrian conflict,...
02/28/2018 Episode #042: Indictments Are Forever (feat. Akiva Eldar) Following up on the big news about Netanyahu’s possible indictm...
02/15/2018 Episode #041: Budget, Budget Real Good (feat. Jack Detsch) Phil and Cooper talk about the US defense budget with Al-Monitor...


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