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. 13, 2018
Phil and Cooper speak with Al-Monitor’s Washington Editor, Julian Pecquet, about this week’s release of the annual series The Influence Game – an incisive research project on how Middle East lobbying plays a role in shaping US foreign policy. Julian and our hosts talk about the Gulf’s dwindling influence war on Qatar, Turkey’s bad investment and other issues.
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