PODCAST: Air Marshal Martin "Sammy" Sampson, in conversation with CMEC

CMEC Director Charlotte Leslie talks to Air Marshal Martin Sammy Sampson CBE DSO, experienced fighter jet pilot and UK Defence Senior Advisor for the Middle East North Africa (DSAME). In this role, Sammy visits countries throughout MENA. He is also the Armed Forces Muslim Champion and Trustee of the National Muslim War Memorial Trust.

Charlotte caught up with Sammy at the 2023 IISS Manama Dialogue in Bahrain and talked to him about the extraordinary diplomacy he conducts in the MENA region, the discussions he has, and the impact that the Hamas terror attacks of October 7th, and the Gaza crisis is having on the region.