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You Can't Win

Dec 23, 2019

Tom and Don are joined by the journalist Séamus Malekafzali to discuss protests across the Middle East. We start with Lebanon, move on to Iraq and conclude with Iran. How are the protests undermining tenuous political settlements in each country? How aggressive have government forces been in response? Is it going to get worse before it gets better? All this plus a few fun questions at the end.

Séamus's Twitter is @Seamus_Malek and his website is

Intro music by auntie004. Outro: Ali Molaei - Shabe Toolani.