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Is everyone looking forward to the Olympics? We’re especially excited for Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American to compete at the Olympics in a hijab, the four female athletes representing Saudi Arabia, and —of course—  cheering on Team Refugees.

This week, we released a new briefing giving contextual analysis to the failed coup in Turkey. Download the free open-access PDF here.

This week’s podcast focused on Wendy Pearlman’s work with displaced Syrians, and the ethics surrounding fieldwork with people in vulnerable situations.

We’ve been publishing memos in a series that grew out of an international workshop co-sponsored by the International Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes (IDCAR) project based at the German Institute of Global and Area studies (GIGA) and the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) held in Hamburg, Germany on June 8-9, 2016.  See what’s been published here.

Heading to APSA? We’ve got a round up of all the Middle East-focused panels here. (And make sure to RSVP for our Friday night reception.)

Week in Review: Turkey, Syria, APSA

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