Political Repression in Bahrain, Sharing Saddles, and Old Wine in a New Bottle (S. 10, Ep. 10)

Marc Owen Jones of Hamad bin Khalifa University talks about his latest book, Political Repression in Bahrain, with Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast. The book explores Bahrain’s modern history through the lens of repression, and spans the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, looking at all forms of political repression from legal, statecraft, police brutality and informational controls. (Starts at 26:28). Drew Kinney of Tulane University discusses his article, “Sharing Saddles: Oligarchs and Officers on Horseback in Egypt and Tunisia,” published in International Studies Quarterly. (Starts at 0:47). Chad Raymond of Salve Regina University talks about his article, “Old Wine in a New Bottle: How to Teach the Comparative Politics of the Middle East with Fiction,” published in the Journal of Political Science Education. (Starts at 14:36)


Music for this season’s podcast was created by Feras Arrabi. You can find more of his work on his Facebook and Instagram page.

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