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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
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...
09/20/2017 Episode #023: UNGA UNGA Party (feat. Laura Rozen) The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is convening this week...
09/14/2017 Episode #022: Stay Wonk (feat. Bryant Harris) Phil and Cooper speak with Al-Monitor’s Congressional Correspon...
09/07/2017 Episode #021: The ATQ-Team An international sheikh of mystery has entered as an unexpected v...
08/30/2017 Episode #020: A Song of ISIS and Fire Lebanon’s opposing political alliances, along with US, UK, and ...
08/23/2017 Episode #019: Pretty Fly for a Sinai There’s been a long ongoing insurgency in the Egypt’s Sinai p...
08/16/2017 Episode #018: Netanya-Who, Me? You may have heard that Israel’s president, Benjamin Netanyahu,...
08/09/2017 Episode #017: Selfies of Humiliation After nearly 27 years of diplomatic stasis, Saudi Arabia is reach...
08/02/2017 Episode #016: The Trump Doctrine Phil and Cooper spend this week reviewing the Middle East policy ...
07/26/2017 Episode #015: Fatwas “R” Us Phil and Cooper break down the tensions that have been rising rec...
07/19/2017 Episode #014: Where in the World is Masoud Rajavi? Cooper returns after a long bike ride through Europe, so he and P...
07/13/2017 Episode #013: Inappropriation Behavior (feat. Julian Pecquet) Cooper disappeared while hiking in the Alps searching for the Yet...
06/28/2017 Episode #012: How Now, Moscow (feat. Max Suchkov) Tensions are building between the US and Russia regarding the Syr...
06/21/2017 Episode #011: The Thinning Blue Line Israel and Lebanon are each preparing for war, but why? Phil and ...
06/14/2017 Episode #010: Big Trouble in Little al-Tanf Recently, US forces in Syria have been exchanging fire with pro-r...
06/07/2017 Episode #009: Qatar? I Hardly Know Her! After this week's diplomatic brouhaha in which much of the Gulf c...
05/31/2017 Episode #008: A Hollow Orb for the King Phil and Cooper give a rundown on Trump's traveling travails, fro...


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