On this week’s podcast, Julie Chernov Hwang talks about her new book, Why Terrorists Quit: The Disengagement of Indonesian Jihadists, (Cornell Press, 2018) on the factors that convince jihadists to move away from the extremist ideologies of groups like Jemaah Islamiyah and
On this week’s podcast, Asef Bayat talks about his new book, Revolution Without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring, (Stanford University Press, 2017) a comparative analysis on the 2011 revolutions and those of the 1970s. “These  revolutions happened at a time when
On this week’s podcast, Calvert W. Jones discusses her new book, Bedouins into Bourgeois: Remaking Citizens for Globalization, (Cambridge University Press, 2017) on the state-led social engineering campaign in the United Arab Emirates. “In the UAE, the leaders clearly don’t want democratic citizens.
On this week’s podcast, Joas Wagemakers talks about his new book, Salafism in Jordan: Political Islam in a Quietist Community, on the quietist ideology that characterizes many Salafi movements. “Salafism is obviously in the news all the time. It’s in the news in Western European
On this week’s podcast, Quinn Mecham talks about his new book, Institutional Origins of Islamist Political Mobilization, on the politicization of Islam. “So often in the Arab world we think about jihadi networks; we think about sometimes Islamist movements particularly the Muslim Brotherhood that
On this week’s podcast, Fatima El-Issawi talks about her new book, Arab National Media and Political Change on the role of traditional media and journalists in the Arab spring. “As an academic and former journalist, I was intrigued by the question
Saudi Arabia is facing challenges: the global oil slump, the future of the GCC’s collective stability and its intervention in Yemen. “Yemen was the place they decided to strike back,” Greg Gause tells Marc Lynch in this latest POMEPS
This week’s conversation is with Amaney Jamal. She speaks with Marc Lynch about the After the Uprisings conference co-hosted by Princeton University and POMEPS, and the future of political science in the Middle East. You can subscribe to POMEPS Conversations podcast
This week’s conversation is with Michaelle Browers. She speaks with Marc Lynch about intellectuals in the Middle East, and the growth of a new generation of scholars and political theorists. Browers is the author of Democracy and Civil Society in Arab
Ellen McLarney joined POMEPS to discuss her recent release, Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening (Princeton University Press 2015). Ellen McLarney is an assistant professor of Arabic literature and culture at Duke University.