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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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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.

    Iran and the Nuclear Bomb

    Iran and the Nuclear Bomb

    In November, Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated, and so Thomas and Aimen return to discuss the regional context of Iran’s nuclear program, what’s next for the region once Joe Biden takes office, and Aimen reveals how the assassination unfolded step-by-step. Plus, you will hear an update on Season 3 and a very special guest.


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    • 42 min
    Introducing Untold Killing: Episode 1 - The Siege

    Introducing Untold Killing: Episode 1 - The Siege

    In this bonus episode, Thomas introduces a new show from the producers of Conflicted about the Srebrenica genocide. Tune in to hear the first episode of Untold Killing in full.


     


    The story of the last European genocide starts with the Bosnian War in 1992. Tens of thousands of Bosnian Muslims fleeing from persecution found their way to Srebrenica, a town where they were meant to be protected. And before genocide was carried out in that very town in 1995, the Muslims survived a siege that lasted for years.


     


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    • 45 min
    Introducing: UNTOLD KILLING

    Introducing: UNTOLD KILLING

    Thomas introduces a new podcast about a subject familiar to Conflicted listeners: the Bosnian War. Untold Killing is a deep dive into one particularly tragic event during the war - the Srebrenica Genocide. Listen to the teaser and subscribe to the new show at https://bit.ly/untoldpod


     

    • 2 min
    Bonus Episode

    Bonus Episode

    In this special episode, Thomas and Aimen sit down to answer your questions. They dig deeper into past discussions as well as touch on topics we haven’t covered in the podcast before. Expect to hear discussion about how COVID-19 is impacting the Middle East, western intervention in the Balkans and the role of Faith in Saddam’s regime.


     


    A massive thanks to the listeners who sent in questions for this episode and filled our audience survey.


     


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    Question Time Codes:


    Q1. 1:42


    Q2. 21:57


    Q3. 34:38


    Q4. 41:07


    Q5. 57:34


    Q6. 1:10:58


     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Climate Crisis

    Climate Crisis

    As the financial crisis moved off the front pages, activists and politicians began to organize around another global emergency: climate change. In this episode, Aimen and Thomas discuss and debate their way through the science and politics around this hot topic.


     


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    • 55 min
    Wall Street

    Wall Street

    From a bomb maker to double agent to… banker? In this episode, Aimen draws on his experience helping banks combat financial terrorism as our hosts explore the 2008 Financial Crisis and its impact on the New World Order.


     


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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
641 Ratings

641 Ratings

Hen3ryFord ,

Fascinating

I was in Oman for 9/11, and I have found these series wonderfully enlightening, and such astonishing personal stories and delightful characters of the hosts.

UK Chris C ,

So Enjoyable

Couldn’t stop listening. Addictive. Thought evoking.
So enjoyed every episode I may just have to start again!

Please......when can we expect Series 3?

SeanScatts ,

More please

Great podcast. Perfect for the commute to relax and take my mind off work and think of other things. I have really enjoyed the first season especially which is more focussed on Middle East recent history and the first few episodes of season 2. Please could we have more around this area? Excellent level of detail and depth for the ignorant but interested like me.

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