Launched last week, Anthony Bubalo's Next –gen Jihad in the Middle East has attracted much media attention for its argument that current conditions in the Middle East are worse than those that saw the emergence of al Qaeda. 

As Lateline quipped, Syria could be the new Afghanistan. Listen to this ‘quick comment’ podcast with Anthony, where he discusses the resurgence of jihadist groups in Syria (0.20) and Egypt (1.55), how Obama's reluctance to intervene in the Middle East affects the emergence of these radical groups (3.46), and the concern this next-gen of jihadists may cause for Australia (5.56).