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An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 1,778 ratings
I started listening shortly after the events on October 7 2023. I have always searched for a “neutral source” to help explain the simmering molten lava that is the Middle East. I did not want to listen to more of the same garbage we’ve been fed over the decades. What grabbed my interest in this...Read full review »
Dollymama85 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/24
Not balanced or logical
I have listened to a number of episodes and in particular the so called emergency episode on the events of Oct 7 and I am extremely dismayed to hear the hosts parroting reports of babies being beheaded and rape being used as a tactic of the Hamas and other militants prior to there having been any...Read full review »
BorisG7 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/05/24
Aimen has turn into a monster
I honestly been listening to this podcast for years. I have accepted that I do not always agree with the host view of the situation. I often disagreed but still appreciated their willingness to engage with each other and their audience. During the last few months, Aimen has turned into a true...Read full review »
Badly worded via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/24
Recent Episodes
Iran is rarely out of the news at the moment: from the death of President Raisi (which we covered in our last Conflicted Community episode), to the rumours of Supreme Leader Khamenei’s illness, and with unrest inside the country ever present, it feels like a country at the precipice. So this...
Published 06/12/24
Published 06/12/24
Enjoy another clip from a new episode for our Conflicted Community!  This week, Thomas and Aimen discuss the life and times of Iran’s President Raisi – ‘ The Butcher of Tehran’ – as well as doing a deep dive on the fascinating relationship between Iran and Azerbaijan, before Aimen gives us some...
Published 05/29/24
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