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On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti

Andrew Parasiliti interviews newsmakers each week from the US and Middle East about the latest news and trends in the region, with additional commentary from Al-Monitor’s ‘on-the-ground’ correspondents.

Most Recent: Episode #11

Sultan Al-Qassemi discusses social, political and cultural trends in modern and contemporary Arab Art

Emirati columnist and researcher Sultan Al-Qassemi, founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation,  discusses the impact of political events on contemporary Arab art;  the role and recognition of women artists;  trends in Iraqi, Palestinian, and Gulf art;  the vibrant UAE art scene, and more!

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On Israel with Ben Caspit

Ben Caspit, an Israel correspondent for Al-Monitor, brings you weekly interviews with newsmakers and officials to discuss the latest news in Israel.

Most Recent: Episode #12

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid warns of potential for civil war

Ben Caspit talks this week with former Finance Minister and head of the opposition Yesh Atid Party in the Knesset, Yair Lapid. Lapid, explains why he blames Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for incitement against demonstrations and why Israel's political salvation won’t be coming from Blue and White leader Benny Gantz.

Off the Hookah with Phil and Cooper

We get it: the Middle East can be a complicated place, and sometimes it’s difficult to wrap your head around all the regional conflicts and political drama - that’s where we come in. We’re here to break down the major headlines, talk with experts and journalists, and give you a clearer picture of what’s happening in the region so you can impress your friends and promote our podcast. Sorry, that’s the shameless plug we were supposed to delete. Oh well. Off the Hookah with Phil and Cooper is a production of Al-Monitor.

| Apr. 1, 2020

Episode #130: The Price is Wrong

As the coronavirus crisis continues to grip the world, the markets have been on the shakiest ground yet since the 2008 economic recession - especially with regards to the price of oil. In the last few years, Saudi Arabia and Russia have developed a special relationship to stabilize oil prices in the face of growing competition from the Americans, who for the first time has begun to outpace both countries in terms of production. But when demand for oil began to fall precipitously in the face of COVID-19, the relationship ended in a messy way. Phil and Cooper break down the bad breakup and how it’s affected economies worldwide.

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