Off the Hookah with Phil and Cooper
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
Episode #049: "Mission Accomplished"
6 days ago
Following up on last week’s podcast about the Syrian chemical weapons attack, Phil and Cooper discuss the resulting military action from the US, UK and France, what it indicates about Trump’s Syria policy and how other countries have reacted. Also, Jim Comey. 04:43 - Israel disappointed over US-led strike on Syria (Ben Caspit) 04:43 - Russia takes low-key approach to West's strike on Syria (Maxim Suchkov) 04:43 - Turkey's response to US-led Syria strikes: Not enough but welcomed (Pinar Tremblay) 04:43 - Congress seeks to exert more control over Middle East wars (Bryant Harris) Music: Hawa Dafi - Shams Elhoreye (iTunes | Spotify | YouTube)