U.S. Interventionism in the Middle East: A Conversation with Jason Brownlee

On this week’s podcast, Jason Brownlee discusses his new project, evaluating why the US intervenes in wars that seem unnecessary. Brownlee researches and teaches about authoritarianism and political emancipation. He is the author of Authoritarianism in an Age of Democratization (Cambridge University

Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: A Conversation with Janine Clark

Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: A Conversation with Janine Clark

On this week’s podcast, Janine Clark discusses her new book Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco: Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization (Columbia University Press, 2018). This book examines why Morocco decentralized while Jordan did not and evaluates the impact of their divergent paths,

Normalizing the Siege: The ‘Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism’ and the Contradictions of Humanitarianism and Reconstruction

Pietro Stefanini, The Palestinian Return Centre This memo was drafted for POMEPS Studies 30, “The Politics of Post-Conflict Resolution.”  In Gaza, the politics of post-war reconstruction raise critical issues about the logic of humanitarianism. This essay analyses the politics of the Gaza