Marc Owen Jones of Hamad bin Khalifa University joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss his new book, Digital Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Deception, Disinformation and Social Media. The book analyzes how social media has been weaponised by states and commercial entities in the Middle East. (Starts at 0:45). Andre Bank of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies and Sean Yom of Temple University discuss their chapter in The Political Science of the Middle East: Theory and Research Since the Arab Uprisings, which focuses on how authoritarianism has remained the predominant form of government in the MENA (co-authored with Eva Bellin, Michael Herb, Lisa Wedeen, and Saloua Zerhouni). (Starts at 35:27).
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