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, Nov. 7, 2019
Massive demonstrations have broken out in Lebanon’s major cities for the past few weeks, where protesters’ frustrations with economic woes and government corruption have boiled over into the streets. Lebanon’s seen protests before, so what makes these so unique? What are the protesters demanding, and what’s been conceded so far? Phil and Cooper answer these questions and more, along with insight from Al-Monitor contributor Ghalia al-Alwani, who’s covering the protests from Beirut.