Five years ago today, Saudi troops entered Bahrain in an attempt to quell protestors. It’s fitting then, that this week’s POMEPS conversation is with Justin Gengler. He speaks with Marc Lynch about his research in Bahrain and the challenges posed by sectarianism and
POMEPS Brief #28— The Gulf’s Escalating Sectarianism On January 2, Saudi Arabia executed 47 men, including prominent cleric and political activist Nimr al-Nimr. This sparked immediate backlash, especially among domestic and global Shiite communities. Unfortunately, such rising sectarian tensions are nothing
By Kristin Smith Diwan, American University School of International Service * This memo was prepared for the “Visions of Gulf Security” workshop, March 9, 2014 There is no question that youth have played an outsize role in initiating the political
#28 – November 1, 2013. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Toby Matthiesen, research fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. Matthiesen has
Toby Matthiesen is a research fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He has published in The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Middle East Journal, and Middle East Report, and
Breaking Bahrain POMEPS Briefing 10 – April 26, 2012 The decision to hold a Formula One race on Bahrain focused international attention on the embattled country. More than one year after a Saudi-backed crackdown cleared away a massive popular protest
#2 – April 17, 2012. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch speaks with M. Cherif Bassiouni, distinguished research professor of law emeritus at DePaul University College of Law and international United Nations war crimes expert.
Marc Lynch is associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University as well as the director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS). He discussed his new book,