Episode 03, Settlers of Canaan

In Episode 03, we react to the first days of the Donald Trump administration and its impacts on Middle East policy.  First, we take a critical look at Israeli settlement policy and the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.  Then, Kurt explains the rise of authoritarianism in Turkey and the constitutional changes that grant president Erdogan even more powers.  And Stephen closes out the episode with remarks on the death of former Iranian president Rafsanjani.


The Third Intifada

Peace of Westphalia

Turkey's Constitutional Changes

Fethullah Gulen

Gezi Park Protests

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Iranian Green Revolution