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.
by Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
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.