#18 – March 21, 2013. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Christopher Davidson, reader in Middle East Politics in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. Davidson was formerly visiting associate professor at Kyoto University, and assistant professor at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. He is the author of several books on the politics and international affairs of the Gulf states, including Abu Dhabi: Oil and Beyond, Dubai: The Vulnerability of Success, and The Persian Gulf and Pacific Asia: From Indifference to Interdependence. Lynch and Davidson discuss Gulf politics and Davidson’s recent publication, After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies.