With all the focus on Syria, and particularly on growing tensions between Russia and Turkey, it’s important to understand the complicated regional dynamics in the Middle East.
How is Russia’s relationship with Israel and Iran playing out? What is Iran’s end game? How does the Syrian conflict really fit into a wider regional or sectarian power struggle? And what is Israel’s primary motivation in regards to events in Syria?
This week Boston College professor Matt Sienkiewicz and The Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller are joined by Meir Javedanfar, editor of the Iran – Israel Observer and teacher of contemporary Iranian politics at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) at Herzliya in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Audio for today’s podcast was edited by Maximillien Inhoff.