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
The 1970s was a pivotal time for U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. In this week’s POMEPS Conversations podcast, Salim Yaqub talks about how that decade was the most influential time for the emergence of the Arab world as a major
Local Palestinian elections across the West Bank and Gaza were scheduled to take place next month, but they have been suspended. On this week’s POMEPS podcast, scholar Diana Greenwald explains that, while elections are frequently canceled or postponed in the
Next week, Jordan is scheduled to hold parliamentary elections. Coming in the midst of intense economic challenges and security fears, the vote will be the first held under a new electoral law, and the first contested by multiple Islamist movements.