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Turkey’s Democratic Struggles POMEPS Briefing 26 — June 17, 2015 On June 7, Turkish voters denied a majority to the long-ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and pushed the Kurdish Democratic People’s Party (HDP) over the electoral threshold for the first time. A number of critical trends in Turkish politics came together in the June 2015 parliamentary election: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian ambitions, Kurdish political evolution, an unpopular   ... Read more

POMEPS Blog

Thursday, July 2, 2015 2:13 PM
This week in the Monkey Cage: POMEPS TRE grantee Rory McCarthy of the University of Oxford examines if  Tunisia’s fragile transition can survive the Sousse attack; Michael T. Hoffman and Elizabeth R. Nugent of Princeton University describe their new research that shoes when religion wins support for armed groups in Lebanon; Dina Esfandiary of King’s College London and Ariane Tabatabai of   ... Read more

POMEPS Conversations

#48 --- May 7, 2015. The George Washington University's Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks to Sarah Bush, assistant professor of political science at Temple University. She is the author of The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Lynch and Bush discuss this new book,  ... Read more

New Series

Friday, May 15, 2015 9:29 AM
The last few years have witnessed immense changes in Islamist political movements in the Middle East. Recent developments motivated the Project on Middle East Political Science and the Transatlantic Academy to bring together more than a dozen International Relations theorists and specialists on the Islamic world for a sustained discussion of emerging questions on Islam and international order. This workshop enabled participants to reflect upon th  ... Read more

POMEPS Opportunities

Friday, April 3, 2015 2:13 PM
The Project on Middle East Political Science is delighted to announce a call for proposals for Winter 2015 POMEPS Travel – Research – Engagement grants. The competition is open to academic political scientists at career stages from PhD students to senior faculty from any institution, and is not restricted to U.S. citizens or residents. Awards of up to $3,000 will be offered to support research travel to the broader Middle East. The research should be in support of an ongoing academic research   ... Read more

POMEPS Publications

Friday, May 29, 2015 6:27 PM
Rethinking Nation and Nationalism  POMEPS Studies 14 -- June 2, 2015 You couldn’t swing a dead imperialist last summer without hitting an essay about the unraveling of the Sykes-Picot system in the Middle  ... Read more

Opportunities

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 10:20 AM
The Project on Middle East Political Science is hiring a communications and operations specialist to lead project outreach and management. This role also serves as an assistant editor for Middle East content on The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. This is a full-time position at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington D.C. — with benefits  ... Read more

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