Andrea Wright of the college of William and Mary joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss her new book, Between Dreams and Ghosts: Indian Migration and Middle Eastern Oil. In the book, Wright analyzes how migration is deeply informed both by workers’ dreams for the future and the ghosts of history, including the enduring legacies of colonial capitalism. (Starts at 0:42). Basileus Zeno of Amherst College discusses his latest article, “The making of sects: Boundary making and the sectarianisation of the Syrian uprising, 2011–2013” published in Nations and Nationalism. (Starts at 31:22). Renad Mansour of the Chatham House discusses the current issues in the Iraqi government formation process. (Starts at 50:40).
Music for this season’s podcast was created by Bashir Saade (playing Ney) and Farah Kaddour (on Buzuq). You can find more of Bashir’s work on his YouTube Channel.