“One of the most interesting puzzles to emerge out of contentious Islamist movements is the fact that these movements are not united,” says Mohammed M. Hafez on this week’s POMEPS Conversations podcast. “The common finding today is that— in civil
On this week’s POMEPS podcast, Marc Lynch speaks with Ora Szekely, an assistant professor of political science at Clark University. Szekely’s recent book, The Politics of Militant Group Survival in the Middle East, compares the performances of four key non-state actors in
On this week’s POMEPS podcast, Marc Lynch speaks with Lihi Ben Shitrit about her new book, Righteous Transgressions: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right. Shitrit is an assistant professor at the School of Public and International Affairs, University of
On this week’s POMEPS Conversation, Marc Lynch speaks with Afshon Ostovar about Iran and the role of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. “The IRGC’s powers are often exaggerated…. but on the flipside of that, I think it’s also often dismissed— particularly from the U.S.
On this week’s podcast, Marc Lynch speaks with Chris Phillips about international politics in Syria. Phillips is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London He is also an associate fellow at the Middle East and North Africa program at
Colin Kahl speaks with Marc Lynch about U.S. foreign policy during the Obama administration. Kahl is an associate professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. From October 2014 to January 2017,
On this week’s podcast, Marc Lynch speaks with Asli Ü. Bâli about drafting techniques in writing constitutions. Bâli is a professor of law at the UCLA School of Law and director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies. “In the Egyptian
On this week’s podcast, Marc Lynch speaks with Michael Farquhar about the history of the Islamic University of Medina in Saudi Arabia, where more than 11,000 young men have studied religion in Saudi Arabia. “There were obviously suggestions and not
“As it approaches year 40, the Islamic Republic of Iran is suffering from a deep crisis of legitimacy,” Nader Hashemi says on this week’s POMEPS Conversation podcast. “The biggest threat that I think the regime faces— from its own statements
This semester, POMEPS hosted Merouan Mekouar to speak about his latest book, Protest and Mass Mobilization: Authoritarian Collapse and Political Change in North Africa. Mekouar is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Science at York University in Toronto, Canada.