Middle East Week

Michael Stephens comes on the show to discuss the recent ISIS attack on Kobani, the US-led airstrikes in Syria, long-term issues related to the conflict in Syria, and much more.

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Joel Wing comes back on the show to discuss recent developments in Iraq. We talked about IS executions, Iraq’s economic problems, Kurdish and Iraqi forces ability to work together, shelling of civilian areas, and more.

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Mary Fitzgerald comes on the show to discuss the ongoing turmoil in Libya. We discussed the current status of the Libyan government, the variety of groups and individuals involved in the conflict, the role of tribes in Libya, and much more.

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