Latest podcasts on The Middle East

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30 Jan 2018
5 min

The Globalist - Up to the challenge?: 

Our contributor in Cairo discusses the emergence of a last-minute challenger for the Egyptian presidency who, until recently, supported the country’s leader.

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9 Dec 2017
30 min

The Foreign Desk - Yemen after Saleh: 

The war in Yemen has been long, complicated and devastating for the people that live there. But is the death this week of former leader and Arab strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh a catalyst for positive change or the start of yet more turmoil? Andrew Mueller is joined by Kamal Al-Solaylee, Iona Craig and Osamah Al-Rawhani.

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30 Sep 2017
30 min

The Foreign Desk - Kurdistan – the end of Iraq?: 

This week more than 90 per cent of Iraqi Kurds voted in favour of seceding from Iraq – a predictable result that has nonetheless wrongfooted everybody. Can Iraq be kept together? Does it matter if it isn’t? And could Kurdistan’s time have come at last? Andrew Mueller is joined by the KRG’s representative to the US Bayan Rahman, Kurdish journalist Mohammed Rasool and analysts Andrew Apostolou and Renad Mansour.

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1 Jul 2017
30 min

The Foreign Desk - Mosul: the end of the fight against Isis?: 

In Iraq, Mosul is all but recaptured from Islamic State. In Syria, Raqqa looks likely to be freed next. Does the caliphate have a future if it holds no territory? And how can the retaken cities be rebuilt to stop IS coming back?

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26 Jun 2017
1 hour

The Globalist - Monday 26 June: 

Donald Trump calls prime minister Narendra Modi his friend – could it be because of India’s $2bn deal to buy drones from the US? We also look at the role of Al Jazeera in the region, as pressure mounts on Qatar over its isolation. Plus: an unusual relaxation of security rules at Genvoa Airport.

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24 Jun 2017
28 min

The Foreign Desk - The Gulf – another Cold War?: 

As tensions continue to rise between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Andrew Mueller asks if the co-ordinated shunning of Qatar by many of its neighbours is just a distraction – and where this political stalemate could be heading.

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