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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
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...
02/09/2018 Episode #040: Two to Tango (feat. Daoud Kuttab) This week’s episode is a Palestinian-centric pod, focusing on r...
02/01/2018 Episode #039: The Road to Rojava (feat. Metin Gurcan) You may have heard about Afrin, Syria in the news recently – Tu...
01/26/2018 Episode #038: Sisi No Evil (feat. Shahira Amin) It’s the 7th anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution, so Phil an...
01/17/2018 Episode #037: One Night in Sochi and the World’s Your Oyster (f... Phil and Cooper discuss the upcoming Sochi congress, a summit of ...
01/11/2018 Episode #036: Hangin’ with Mr. Sisi Off the Hookah returns for 2018 with a recap of the recent unrest...
12/20/2017 Episode #035: Peace Out 2017 (feat. Julian Pecquet, Jack Detsch &... Phil and Cooper thought about a clip show to commemorate the garb...
12/13/2017 Episode #034: Quds You Be More Wrong? We’re playing catch-up this week on Off the Hookah, discussing ...
12/06/2017 Episode #033: Bibi It’s Cold Outside (feat. Ben Caspit) Al-Monitor’s own Israel Pulse columnist Ben Caspit joins Phil a...
11/29/2017 Episode #032: The PLO(T) Thickens Phil and Cooper discuss the weekend’s tragic attack at an Egypt...
11/15/2017 Episode #031: House of the Rising Saud (feat. Bruce Riedel) Al-Monitor Gulf Pulse columnist Bruce Riedel joins this week’s ...
11/08/2017 Episode #030: Saad, Blink Twice if You Need Help Saudi Arabia flew off the rails this weekend when a number of wel...
11/01/2017 Episode #029: Are You Saying Boo or Boo-rzani? (feat. Amberin Zam... We're a day late, but Happy Halloween. Phil and Cooper forgo the ...
10/25/2017 Episode #028: Reconcile This! Phil and Cooper give a long-due rundown on the recent reconciliat...
10/18/2017 Episode #027: Kirkuk the Books Last month's independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan angered a...
10/11/2017 Episode #026: Salman Swimming Upstream US-Turkey relations are at an all-time low, and now it’s going ...
10/04/2017 Episode #025: My Big Fat Kurdish Divorce Phil and Cooper figured that last week’s referendum in Kurdista...
09/28/2017 Episode #024: Revenge of the Kurds Iraqi Kurdistan held an independence referendum this week for cit...


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