I spoke this morning with Monocle 24's The Globalist this morning about Iraq, Iran, and the Syrian conflict.
The discussion first considered Baghdad's declaration this weekend that it will command Syrian-bound Iranian planes overflying Iraq to land for inspection, following American claims that Tehran has been using the route to move military equipment and personnel to Damascus.
[Editor's Note: Iraqi officials have said today that they stopped and searched a Syrian-bound Iranian cargo plane for weapons, but allowed it to continue as no prohibited items were found.]
The conversation then opened up to Iran's role in the Syrian conflict to discussion of the state of the Syrian insurgency and whether any political resolution is possible.
To listen, go to The Globalist homepage, click on the programme for 2/10, and go to the 10-minute mark.