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 Phil & Cooper Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
Iraq is finally moving towards forming a new government; this week their parliament elected a new speaker. Following up from their discussion in Episode 68, Phil and Cooper break down what the choice says about Iraq’s future. Also, an agreement between Russia and Turkey temporarily prevents a humanitarian disaster in Syria.