POMEPS Conversations: Matthew Buehler (S. 1, Ep. 16)

#16 – February 18, 2013. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Matthew Buehler, Ph.D. candidate in the department of government at the University of Texas, Austin, where he researches and teaches politics of the Middle East and North Africa. His doctoral dissertation compares the success and failure of opposition alliances between Islamists and leftists in the Arab Spring, specifically in Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania. His publications include “Safety-Valve Elections in the Arab Spring: The Weakening (and Resurgence) of Morocco’s Islamist Opposition Party” and the forthcoming “The Threat to ‘Un-Moderate’: Moroccan Islamists and the Arab Spring.” Lynch and Buehler discuss current political dynamics and Islamism in Morocco as well as Mauritanian domestic politics.

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