Security Politics & Beirut’s Southern Suburbs (S. 12, Ep. 23)

Security Politics in the Gulf Monarchies: Continuity Amid Change (Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics) - Kindle edition by Roberts, David B.. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @

David Roberts of King’s College London joins Marc Lynch to discuss his new book, Security Politics in the Gulf Monarchies: Continuity and Change. Roberts offers a definitive guide to continuity and change in the Gulf region. He explores the forces challenging and bolstering the status quo across the political, social, economic, military, and environmental dimensions of security. (Starts at 00.47)



Jeroen Gunning of King’s College London, also joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss his new paper, co-authored with Dima Smaira of the American University in Beirut, Who you gonna call? Theorising everyday security practices in urban spaces with multiple security actors – The case of Beirut’s Southern Suburbs. This paper explores the ways in which residents and security actors – state and nonstate – negotiate everyday (in)security in contested urban spaces with multiple security actors. (Starts at 31.24)


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