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 Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
Phil and Cooper follow up on Episode #064 ("The Sound of Sanctions") to talk about the newest batch of sanctions dropped on Iran's massive oil sector this week. Al-Monitor columnist Barbara Slavin joins to give her insights on the economic and humanitarian tolls of these policies, and how exactly this factors into US President Donald Trump’s Middle East strategy.