Phil and Cooper thought about a clip show to commemorate the garbage bag that was 2017, but chose to do a panel recap instead. Al-Monitor's Washington bureau is on the pod this week to discuss the year in lobbying, defense and legislation with regard to the Middle East. This is the last episode of 2017; we’ll see you again January 10!

Music: Klay BBj - Mayhebbouch Lehtiram (iTunes | Spotify)