The Ghosts of Lebanon, It’s Just How Things are Done, & Unreported Realities (S. 13, Ep. 11)

On this week’s episode of the podcast, Sarah Parkinson of Johns Hopkins University joins Marc Lynch to discuss some of her latest publications. Her article, The Ghosts of Lebanon: To See What Lies Ahead in Gaza, Look Back to Israel’s 1982 Invasion, in the Foreign Affairs Journal,  looks at the lessons of Israel’s disastrous 1982 invasion of southern Lebanon—and what they suggest about the outcome of Israel’s current campaign in Gaza. (Starts at 0:09). The Journal article, “It’s Just How Things Are Done”: Social Ecologies of Sexual Violence in Humanitarian Aid, explores how patterns of sexual violence have come to light in crisis zones perpetrated by humanitarian aid workers. Finally, in her journal article, Unreported Realities: The Political Economy of Media-Sourced Data, Parkinson discusses the gap between scholars’ expectations of media-sourced data and the realities those data actually represent. (Starts at 31:18).


Music for this season’s podcast was created by Malika Zarra. You can find more of her work on Instagram and Linktree.

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