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.
Episode #026: Salman Swimming Upstream
by Phil & Cooper Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
US-Turkey relations are at an all-time low, and now it’s going to be harder for Americans to get visas to travel to Istanbul. Phil and Cooper explain the backstory of the scuffle between the two countries, and what’s happened since. Also, Saudi Arabian royalty visited Russia last week – what’s the significance of their first-ever visit from a Saudi king, and what might Russia be thinking? Also, Julian won an award, yeah Julian!
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Listen to previous episodes:
- Episode #025: My Big Fat Kurdish Divorce by Phil & Cooper Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
- Episode #024: Revenge of the Kurdsby Phil & Cooper Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017
- Episode #023: UNGA UNGA Party (feat. Laura Rozen) by Phil & Cooper Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017
- Episode #022: Stay Wonk (ft. Bryant Harris) by Phil & Cooper Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017
- Episode #021: The ATQ-Team by Phil & Cooper Friday, Sep. 8, 2017
- Episode #020: A Song of ISIS and Fireby Phil & Cooper Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
- Episode #019: Pretty Fly for a Sinaiby Phil & Cooper Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
- Episode #018: Netanya-Who, Me? by Phil & Cooper Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
- Episode #017: Selfies of Humiliationby Phil & Cooper Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
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