Soldiers of Democracy? (S. 13, Ep. 17)

On this week’s episode of the podcast, Sharan Grewal of the College of William and Mary and the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University joins Marc Lynch to discuss his new book Soldiers of Democracy? Military Legacies and the Arab Spring. The book argues that a military’s behavior under democracy is shaped by how it had been treated under autocracy. This scholarly volume illustrates this theory through detailed case studies of Egypt and Tunisia and drawing on over 140 interviews with civilian and military leaders, and three surveys of military personnel. 


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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