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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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4.8 stars from 1,398 ratings
Another highly interesting episode. I remember when Gadaffi agreed to give up his nuclear program, thinking to myself that he must be mad to trust that the West wouldn’t then plot his demise. The chaos & violence that is Lybia since Gadaffi isn’t simply his legacy, but the consequence of...Read full review »
Shuck5 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/22/22
I’m very impressed with the knowledge of the presenters and find the programs fascinating.
Azza1818 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/30/22
I really enjoy these podcasts
thaiballer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/22
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