Episode from the podcastTruth, Politics and Power

The Next Middle East War

Released Friday, 26th January 2018
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Turkey's escalation in it's war against US backed Kurdish fighters puts the United States on a collision course with a NATO ally and offers a window into the contradictions of U.S. Middle East policy in a post ISIS Syria. For Syria's Kurds, it means being caught in between President Erdogan's plan to eliminate a "mortal enemy", and President Trump's overarching goal in the region ... to confront Iran.