In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Munk Senior Fellow Shuvaloy Majumdar sat down with Balkan Devlen, an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen and a foremost expert when it comes to the security policies of Turkey and Russia. The two discussed recent developments in the Levant region of the Middle East, with a particular eye towards Turkey’s interests and geopolitical goals in the region vis-à-vis Russia.

Other topics of discussion include the ongoing civil war in Syria, what potentially warming relations between Russia and Turkey may mean for NATO, Turkish defence procurement, Iran’s actions in the region, political Islam, and more.