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, Jul. 12, 2018
Next week, US President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki to talk shop. Phil and Cooper, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed after a week off, jump headfirst into the summit, discussing recent tensions and how this summit relates to the Middle East, specifically Syria. Also, friend of the pod and Al-Monitor’s Russia-Mideast editor Max Suchkov joins us from Moscow to give his expert analysis.