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On this week’s podcast, we had Marwan Kraidy, who spoke with Marc Lynch about creativity and the Arab Uprisings. Last week, Walter Armbrust spoke about Egypt and pop culture post-revolution.

We finished our memos from our Contemporary Turkish Politics Workshop at Rice University’s Baker Institute. See all of them here.

On the Monkey Cage:

How Twitter can empower opposition forces in authoritarian countries, by Mareike Transfeld and Isabelle Werenfels
The opposition is back after Saturday’s elections in Kuwait, by Yuree Noh & Marwa Shalaby

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Week in Review: Turkey Memos, TRE Grants, TMC