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In each episode I'll interview newsmakers from the US and Middle East, with additional commentary from our 'on-the-ground' correspondents.

Most Recent: Episode #22

US democracy promotion in the Middle East ‘largely discredited,’ says Steven Cook of Council on Foreign Relations

Steven Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses why the US needs to stay in the Middle East, but with a bit more realism; how to contain Iran; his personal observations and assessment of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; and why the US needs a new embassy in Iraq.  

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