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 and their adversaries. It has also posed a new challenge to the categories, concepts and expectations of the academics who study them. In January, the Project on Middle East Political Science brought together more than a dozen leading scholars of Islamist   ... Read more

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#47 — February 17, 2015. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Monica Marks, a visiting fellow at Columbia University's Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion and a doctoral fellow with the WAFAW program in Aix-en-Provence, France. Marks is a doctoral candidate at St Antony's College at  ... Read more

New Series

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:33 PM
The upheavals in the Middle East have reopened urgent questions of physical boundaries and national identities. Across the Middle East, insurgencies and civil wars have challenged national frontiers, embattled regimes have sought to redefine national narratives, and Islamist and sectarian movements have taken on new manifestations. Meanwhile, the massive refugee movements triggered by these processes have reconfigured landscapes and generated ten  ... Read more


Friday, March 27, 2015 2:25 PM
Matt Buehler of the University of Tennessee shows how Morocco’s unions took advantage of the Arab uprisings. Iraqi pollster Munqith al-Dagher of IIACSS reveals polling data from 2014 to demonstrate how Iraqi Sunnis really feel about the Islamic State. POMEPS Director Marc Lynch uncovers the political theory of Kendrick Lamar, praising Kendrick's sustained meditation on the nature of power, i  ... Read more


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

Friday, February 27, 2015 4:17 PM
The Arab Thermidor: The Resurgence of the Security State POMEPS Studies 11 -- February 27, 2015 It is sometimes hard to remember that the Arab uprisings of 2010-11 promised the possibility of meaningful  ... Read more

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