Lebanon: Politics & the Syrian Conflict

Elias Muhanna @QifaNabki joins me to discuss the current political situation in Lebanon and Hezbollah’s increasing involvement in the Syrian conflict. Elias is a professor of comparative literature and Middle East studies at Brown University and is the author of the Qifa Nabki blog on Lebanese politics, history, and culture.

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Protests in Turkey

Aaron Stein joins me to discuss recent protests in Turkey. Stein is a researcher at the Istanbul based Center for Economics & Foreign Policy Studies and runs the blog Turkey Wonk.

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Sunni Foreign Fighters in Syria

Aaron Zelin joins me to discuss Sunni foreign fighters in the Syrian conflict. Zelin is a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and runs the blog Jihadology.net. He also recently co-authored a study with Flashpoint Partners “Convoy of Martyrs in the Levant: A Joint Study Charting the Evolving Role of Sunni Foreign Fighters in the Armed Uprising Against the Assad Regime in Syria”.

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