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Charles Lister comes on the show to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra’s evolution and current strategy, and the status of moderate rebel groups.

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Fadi Al-Qadi, director of advocacy and communication in the Middle East and North Africa for Human Rights Watch, comes on the show to discuss HRW’s latest report on the killings of protestors in Egypt.

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Hussein Ibish comes on the show to discuss the recent conflict in Gaza, Hamas’ relationship with the Palestinian Authority, and ongoing negotiations to end the conflict.

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Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comes back on the show to discuss jihadist groups’ ability to govern territory they control.

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Nathaniel Rabkin, the managing editor of Inside Iraqi Politics, comes on the show to discuss the Iraqi Security Forces. We discussed major problems that they face, such as corruption and the lack of strategic skills, as well detailed information about the fall of Mosul and what could potentially be done to improve the ISF.

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Thomas Hegghammer comes back on the show to discuss the ISIS caliphate declaration, including the risks and rewards of the declaration, and the reactions thus far from the jihadi community.

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Direct download: Hegghammer.mp3
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Kirk Sowell comes on the show to discuss the Iraqi political system, its major parties and blocs, Maliki’s tenure as PM, potential PM candidates, and more.

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Michael Knights comes on the show to discuss Kurdish issues related to recent developments in Iraq.
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Elizabeth Dickinson comes back on the show to discuss Gulf funding for jihadi groups in light of recent advances by ISIS in Iraq.

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Imad Mesdoua comes on the show to discuss the security and political situation in Libya and the impact it has on its neighbors.

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