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Neil Hauer is an independent analyst focused on Syria, Russia, and the Caucasus. Based in Tbilisi, Georgia, he served as senior intelligence analyst at The SecDev Group, an Ottawa-based geopolitical risk consultancy, for three years. He is presently engaged primarily on Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict.
Popular Front is a podcast focused on irregular warfare by independent journalist Jake Hanrahan. The series brings in a wide array of guest speakers covering all areas of the globe, on topics ranging from suicide vehicle construction to Syrian army unit breakdowns.
This article features Rasha al-Aqeedi, an Iraqi researcher and head of the news outlet Irfaa Sawtaq, who discusses how the Islamic State captured her hometown of Mosul, Iraq, and how they remain active there today. Aqeedi has an intimate knowledge of the activities that allowed ISIS to establish itself underground in the city well before their ultimate offensive that captured it in July 2014, as well as their remaining underground presence still active there today.
Popular Front continues to bring on a regular series of top-quality guests and is a great option for anyone interested in a broad range of conflict-related topics.