Max Frost works in AEI’s foreign policy department, where he researches politics, society, and economics in India and Pakistan. Max hails from Glens Falls, New York, a small city in the tundra between Albany and Montreal. He studied economics, foreign affairs, and Russian at the University of Virginia. Besides work, Max enjoys reading about history and politics, mastering ping pong serving techniques, and hitchhiking in obscure countries.
Mike Giglio joins the show to discuss his new book, “Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphate.” Based on in-depth reporting with protagonists on all sides of the conflict, the book provides a ground-level view of events from the Arab Spring to the battle for Mosul.
We discuss how he became a correspondent and found himself in an ancient Turkish border town; his experiences interviewing jihadis, Syrian rebels, Kurdish nationalists, and elite Iraqi shock troops; and what lessons he’s drawn from him time covering the Syrian Civil War and the US-led war against ISIS.More