Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:36 AM
Visions of Gulf Security POMEPS Studies 25 -- March 25, 2014 The turbulence in Gulf security politics today is difficult to miss: unusually sharp public splits in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), rising sectarian tensions, tough moves against the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements, and markedly harsh crackdowns on even minor forms of public dissent. Gulf elites are openly airing profound doubts about the future of the U.S. regional role, worries about blowback from Syria, and fears about the implications of  ... Read more

Past Events

Monday, March 31, 2014 9:34 AM
Monica Marks discusses political Islam, youth politics, and the Tunisian constitutions with comments by Dr. William Lawrence. Monica Marks is a  ... Read more

POMEPS Conversations

#34 — February 20, 2014. The George Washington University's Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, associate professor of political science at Emory University. Wickham's research focuses on the origins of political opposition in authoritarian settings, particularly the rise of Islamic  ... Read more


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:49 AM
POMEPS Steering Committee member Melani Cammett has just published Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon and The Politics of Non-state Social Welfare, both with Cornell University Press. Cammett also recently co-authored "Is There  ... Read more


Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3:40 PM
The General Delegation of the PLO's office (in Washington, DC) is accepting applicants for three full-time positions on a rolling basis. Qualified candidates are urged to apply ASAP. Media Affairs: The Media Affairs Officer plays a vital role at the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States, based in Washington, D.C. The Media Affairs Officer’s responsibilities include developing a media strategy to respond to  ... Read more


Friday, February 28, 2014 10:59 AM
The Project on Middle East Political Science is delighted to announce a call for proposals for Fall/Winter 2014 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  ... Read more

Recent Posts

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 PM
Rethinking Islamist Politics POMEPS Briefing 24 – February 11, 2014 The Arab uprisings of 2011 radically reshaped the environment within which Islamist movements had evolved over the preceding decades, causing rapid, disorienting changes in their strategies, ideologies, and organizations. The last three years have produced an enormous amount of new information about these

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