Last weekend, major changes were made at Tunisia’s national congress. We published three excellent pieces about it on the Monkey Cage: Michael Robbins wrote about how, five years after the revolution, more and more Tunisians support democracy. Rory McCarthy explained
#43 — December 29, 2014. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Michael Herb, associate professor of political science at Georgia State University. He is the author of All in
#1 – February 8, 2012. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch speaks with Timothy Mitchell, professor and chair of the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of Carbon Democracy: Political
Timothy Mitchell is Professor and Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. He discussed his new book Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil, describing how oil dependency shapes the
Timothy Mitchell is Professor and Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University.
Is natural resource wealth a blessing or a curse? Stephen Haber and Victor Menaldo argue that the resource curse may actually be better termed the resource blessing in a February 2011 article in the American Political Science Review entitled “Do
Petrostates are more likely than other states to engage in militarized interstate disputes (MIDs). What explains this correlation? In the fall 2010 issue of International Organization, Jeff Colgan challenges the conventional notion that petrostates are targeted by other countries and
Why do some oil-rich rentier states manage to create succesful state-owned enterprises when so many similar states fall prey to the “resource curse?” In the April 2010 issue of World Politics, Steffen Hertog argues that SOEs in the Gulf enjoyed