al-Qaida in Iraq World Views: August 2, 2013 By Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias • Aug 2, 2013 Listen Listening... / 23:30 Listen to the August 2, 2013 episode. Suzette Grillot hosts the program from London, and Joshua Landis joins her by phone from Vermont to provide an update on the civil war in Syria, and how recent events in Iraq contribute to the growing violence in the region, particularly in Syria. Later, a conversation with journalist and author Kelsey Timmerman. His book Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countires, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes tells the stories of the workers and conditions in the developing world's garment industries. How An "Al-Qaida 2" Is Re-Emerging In The Middle East By Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski • Aug 1, 2013 Scott Bobb / VOA News Listen Listening... / 5:58 Last month, at least 500 prisoners reportedly escaped from the Baghdad Central Prison in Abu Ghraib during an attack al-Qaida’s Iraq arm claimed responsibility for. Joshua Landis, the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma and the author of the widely-read blog Syria Comment, says the audacious prison break re-energized al-Qaida in Iraq.