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Iran and the Nuclear Deal POMEPS Studies 13 -- April 29, 2015 The April 2 announcement in Lausanne of a framework for an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program has raised profound hopes and fears for the future of the Middle East. There are few developments with greater potential for fundamentally altering the political dynamics of the region – a prospect that fills skeptics with as much dread as it fuels optimism among supporters. To explore the many ramifications  ... Read more

POMEPS Blog

Friday, May 15, 2015 3:43 PM
This week on Monkey Cage POMEPS launched the "Islam and International Order" symposium in collaboration with the Transatlantic Academy. The first two essays look at the Islamic State and more will follow next week. Reyko Huang of Texas A&M University looks at the Islamic State as an ordinary insurgency. Barak Mendelsohn of Haverford College the jihadi threat to international order. Al  ... 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

Opportunities

Monday, March 2, 2015 8:41 AM
The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to call for proposals for its fourth annual Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop to be held at Princeton University on November 13, 2015. Applicants must be post-PhD and pre-tenure, and must have a complete book manuscript ready for circulation a  ... Read more

POMEPS Publications

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:22 AM
Islamism in the IS Age POMEPS Studies 11 -- March 17, 2015  The “IS-ification of Islamist politics,” in Khalil al-Anani’s felicitous phrase, has reshaped the ideological and strategic incentives for Islamist groups  ... Read more

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