Iran holds presidential elections later this week, and Marc Lynch talks with M. Ali Kadivar about what to expect. Kadivar is a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute. “Ahmadinejad’s era was significant for several reasons, but one reason was
On this week’s POMEPS podcast, Marc Lynch talks with Peter Krause, an assistant professor at Boston College. Krause’s new book, Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win, focuses on the internal balance of power among nationalist groups, who
On this week’s podcast, Marc Lynch talks with Nadia Marzouki about Islam in America, the topic of her book, newly released in English, Islam: An American Religion (Religion, Culture, and Public Life). In her book and this conversation, Marzouki explores how
On this week’s POMEPS Podcast, Marc Lynch speaks with Lisel Hintz about the significance of this weekend’s constitutional referendum in Turkey. “The question: is how long will [Erdogan] stay in power? Right now, this could leave him in power up
“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 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.
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.
On this week’s Middle East politics podcast, Marc Lynch has a conversation on creativity and the Arab Uprisings with Marwan M. Kraidy. “I felt paralyzed when the Arab uprising started unfolding. I saw the focus back then on on social
“I was in Egypt during the revolution,” Walter Armbrust said, “As probably everybody knows the first 18 days of the revolution when the Mubarak regime was overthrown was a period of great euphoria…this is this is exactly what you should