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Babel
Translating the Middle East
Babel will take you beyond the headlines to discuss what’s really happening in the Middle East and North Africa. It features regional experts who explain what’s going on, provide context on pivotal developments, and highlight trends you may have missed. Jon Alterman, senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the podcast along with his two colleagues, Will Todman, associate fellow, and Amber Atteridge, associate director. This podcast is made possible...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 29 ratings
Very informative
I always enjoy these topics that are discussed in Babel, and the speakers are very interesting. Please continue to do more!
Whitfield2795 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/20
Great listen!
Informative and engaging content from sharp individuals. Definitely a high-quality listen for those interested in Middle-Eastern current events.
Popsgfhcluusjddj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/19
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