Abdelmajid Hannoum of the University of Kansas discusses his latest book, The Invention of the Maghreb, with Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast. The book demonstrates how the invention of the Maghreb started long before the conquest of Algiers and lasted until the time of independence, and beyond, to our present. (Starts at 0:41). Hannes Baumann of the University of Liverpool speaks about his new article entitled, “Avatars of Eurocentrism in international political economy textbooks: The case of the Middle East and North Africa” published in Political Studies Association. (Starts at 36:07). Ammar Shamailah of the Doha Institute talks about recent trends in the Syrian regime and stability in Syria. (Starts at 50:00).
Music for this season’s podcast was created by Bashir Saade (playing Ney) and Farah Kaddour (on Buzuq). You can find more of Bashir’s work on his YouTube Channel.