Nicholas Danforth of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy discusses his latest book, The Remaking of Republican Turkey: Memory and Modernity since the Fall of the Ottoman Empire, with Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast. The book demonstrates how transformations such as the birth of a multi-party democracy and NATO membership helped consolidate a consensus on the nature of Turkish modernity that continues to shape current political and cultural debates. (Starts at 0:47). Lucy Abbott of the University of Edinburgh and Vincent Keating of the University of Southern Denmark discuss their latest article, “Entrusted norms: security, trust, and betrayal in the Gulf Cooperation Council crisis,” published in the European Journal of International Affairs. (Starts at 33:16). Kristian Ulrichsen of Rice University talks about the GCC reconciliation. (Starts at 49:00).
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.
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