James Shires of Leiden University joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss his new book, The Politics of Cybersecurity in the Middle East. In the book, Shires analyzes how the label of cybersecurity is repurposed by states, companies and other organizations to encompass a variety of concepts. (Starts at 0:46). Cinzia Bianco of the European Council on Foreign Relations discusses the responses of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and the Gulf Cooperation Council to the Ukraine crisis. (Starts at 31:44). Howard Eissenstat of St. Lawrence University discusses Turkey and its response to the Ukraine crisis. (Starts at 48:01).
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.
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