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 #041: Budget, Budget Real Good (feat. Jack Detsch)
6 days ago
Phil and Cooper talk about the US defense budget with Al-Monitor’s Pentagon correspondent, Jack Detsch, to get an idea on where the massive amounts of money for foreign armies and weapons square off with President Trump’s constantly-changing views on the Middle East. Also, Bibi gets an indictment recommendation, and Valentine’s Day. 04:22 - Bibi's fight has just begun (Ben Caspit) 10:22 - US support for Kurds in Iraq, Syria unaffected by tensions with Turkey (Jack Detsch) 10:22 - Pentagon budget retains same troop levels in Iraq, Syria (Jack Detsch)