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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 • 204 Ratings

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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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    Afghanistan Continued

    Afghanistan Continued

    We pick up where we left off, narrating the failure of America’s Afghanistan policy, its chaotic pull-out, and how the future of Afghanistan rests on a game of geopolitical poker—and the dealer is the Taliban! In our first episode of the season, Thomas and Aimen fully unpack Afghanistan’s modern history and its potential future all while introducing us to the idea of the ‘Clash of Civilizations’… Buckle up.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Conflicted Season 3 Trailer

    Conflicted Season 3 Trailer

    Join us on January 19 for Season 3 as we dive even deeper into the history of the Middle East by looking at the Cold War and travelling as far back as the Bronze Age. We also reflect on today’s state of affairs and digest its complexities to answer the question: is a clash of civilizations really to blame for the Middle East’s history of conflict? Or is the real problem our blindness to the region’s reality?
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    • 3 min
    Afghanistan and the Taliban

    Afghanistan and the Taliban

    This year marks twenty years since 9/11 and the start of the war in Afghanistan. A war which is now reaching a tragic and extraordinary finale. In this special episode, Thomas and Aimen are back for a deep dive into the ancient and modern history of Afghanistan, Aimen's first hand experiences with the Taliban and an exploration of why the country has been in disarray for decades now.
    And we can also confirm that we are coming back for Season 3!
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    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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    • 45 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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    • 47 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


     

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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

Silverwing Flyer ,

Truely Fascinating

This is one of the best podcasts you will find if you have any interest in history, global events, politics, religion, communities, or even human psychology. It is very, very well scripted and very well produced.

Listen to 'Conflicted' with your own level of "salt", but hold on to a desire to understand various points of view; you will not be disappointed.

moroccan mimi ,

Deserves 6 stars

Wow, I can’t stop listening…. Need more episodes guys come on. Even turned my parents on to your podcast 🙌🏽

qmevh ,

Waiting for more episodes

Learned more from this podcast than ANY history class...not just history but culture and reasons for events. So good if you have any interest in what is happening in the Middle East!

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