This week we continued to share memos from the International Relations theory and a new Middle East symposium POMEPS convened at Aarhus University in Denmark May 7-8. The scholars in this collection tackle important and timely questions about the role of IR theory in this highly contested region and how academics and students of these overlapping disciplines can learn from and challenge one another.
- Nora Fisher Onar, George Washington University, University of Oxford “IR and Middle East studies: Speaking truth to power in a multipolar world,”
- Ewan Stein, University of Edinburgh “Beyond ‘geosectarianism’: political systems and international relations in the Middle East,”
- Bassel F. Salloukh, Lebanese American University “Overlapping contests and Middle East international relations: The return of the weak Arab state,”
- Etel Solingen, University of California, Irvine “The Middle East and East Asia: A tale of two economic trajectories,”
- Erin A. Snider, Texas A&M University “States, markets and power: International political economy and the new Middle East,”
Follow POMEPS next week for more memos from this series.
And this week in the Monkey Cage:
Paasha Mahdavi presents research demonstrating that getting reelected to parliament in Iran depends on different factors than you may expect; and