Iranian Support For International Terrorism

Matt Levitt joins me to discuss Iran’s support for international terrorism. Matt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow & Director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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Syrian Conflict Enters Fourth Year

As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year I’m joined by Joshua Landis to discuss important issues including:

  • Recent advancements by the Assad regime
  • How the international community views the conflict
  • Fragmentation of opposition forces
  • Rebel governing of territories they control

Syria Comment – Syrian politics, history, and religion
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Gulf Politics & Jihadi Internet Forums

Elizabeth Dickinson joins me to discuss recent GCC political news, and her work studying private Gulf fundraising for Syrian rebel groups. Thomas Hegghammer returns to the show to talk about jihadi use of internet forums and social media, in particular the interpersonal trust issues jihadis face online.

Elizabeth Dickinson

Thomas Hegghammer

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Militant Groups in Bahrain & Continuing Problems in Iraq

This week Phillip Smyth joins me to discuss Shia militant groups in Bahrain, and Joel Wing talks with me about the continuing problems in Iraq.

Phillip Smyth

Joel Wing

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Lebanon’s New Gov. & Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia

This week we have Elias Muhanna talking about the new government in Lebanon and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discussing Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia.

Elias Muhanna

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

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