Conflict of Interest is a brand new podcast series from the IWM Institute. Over seven episodes, we unpack some of the world’s most complicated recent conflicts, from Syria to Yemen, and from the Yugoslavia Wars to the Northern Ireland "Troubles". A celebrity guest asks the questions we’re all too embarrassed to ask a leading conflict expert: What is a proxy war? What does Balkanisation actually mean? Celebrity guest and conflict expert dive deep into the history of an affected region, exploring different items from IWM’s rich collection which bring that conflict to life.
The series will launch in early 2021.
SYRIA - CAREY MULLIGAN
Actress CAREY MULLIGAN joins Syrian filmmaker and conflict eyewitness WAAD AL-KATEAB to unpack one of the world's most pressing conflicts with Middle East policy expert DR LINA KHATIB.
LIBYA - INUA ELLAMS
Poet & playwright INUA ELLAMS explores the Libyan conflict with IWM curator IRIS VEYSEY and conflict expert TIM EATON.
AFGHANISTAN - JAMALI MADDIX
Comedian & documentary-maker JAMALI MADDIX joins IWM curator AMANDA MASON and former Military Commander ED BUTLER to examine the long-running conflict in Afghanistan.
IRAQ - RICK EDWARDS
Presenter & author RICK EDWARDS is guided through the history of the Iraq war by IWM curator JAMES TAYLOR and Foreign & Commonwealth Director SUZANNE RAINE.
YEMEN - NCUTI GATWA
Star of Netflix series Sex Education NCUTI GATWA explores the conflict in Yemen with IWM curator LOUISE SKIDMORE and foreign correspondent IONA CRAIG.