Faith in Numbers, Effective for Whom?, and U.S. Relations in the Gulf (S. 11, Ep. 20)

Michael Hoffman of the University of Notre Dame joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss his new book, Faith in Numbers: Religion, Sectarianism, and Democracy. In the book, Hoffman discusses how religious identities and sectarian interests play a major part in determining regime preferences. (Starts at 0:44). Devorah Manekin of Hebrew University discusses her latest article, “Effective for Whom? Ethnic Identity and Nonviolent Resistance” (co-authored by Tamar Mitts), published in Cambridge University Press. (Starts at 29:25). Gregory Gause of Texas A&M University discusses U.S. relations with the Gulf states and broader Gulf politics. (Starts at 44:17).





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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