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
Yesterday, POMEPS held a dynamic conversation with Nathan Brown about his latest book— out this week— Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics. Brown was joined by Jocelyne Cesari, a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World
This week, Marc Lynch speaks A. Kadir Yildirim about his new book, “Muslim Democratic Parties in the Middle East: Economy and Politics of Islamist Moderation,” which analyzes Islamist parties’ moderation trajectories and the impact of economic liberalization processes on moderation
In this week’s POMEPS conversation, Marc Lynch speaks with David Patel about the borders of the Middle East and the legacy of Sykes–Picot. “When Westerners talk about reimagining the borders of the Middle East, what they’re thinking of is smaller