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,

Why Terrorists Quit: A Conversation with Julie Chernov Hwang

Why Terrorists Quit: A Conversation with Julie Chernov Hwang

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

Revolution Without Revolutionaries: A Conversation with Asef Bayat

Revolution Without Revolutionaries: A Conversation with Asef Bayat

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 [2011] revolutions happened at a time when