Tobias Zumbragel of University of Hamburg joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss his new book, Political Power and Environmental Sustainability in Gulf Monarchies. The book analyzes the political dynamics behind the sustainable transformation in the oil and gas-rich Gulf and explains the political factors behind the green transformation. (Starts at 1:02). Nermin Allam of Rutgers University discusses her research on women’s participation in the Egyptian uprising and the afterlives of that protest. Check out her articles: “The afterlife goes on: The biographical consequences of women’s engagement in the 2011 Egyptian uprising,” & “Women’s Unveiling in the 2011 Egyptian Uprising: Political Opportunities and Modesty Politics.” You can also listen to one of our previous podcast posts about her book, “Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism During the 2011 Arab Uprisings.” (Starts at 32:09). Steffen Hertog of the London School of Economics discusses his chapter in The Political Science of the Middle East: Theory and Research Since the Arab Uprisings, which focuses on political economy and development (co-authored with Ferdinand Eibl and Shimaa Hatab). (Starts at 57:43).