Week in Review: Tunisia, Pakistan & Jordan

pablo-18This past week, we’ve had some great pieces in the Monkey Cage:

New survey shows Pakistanis penalize candidates for religious piety by Michael Kalin & Niloufer Siddiqui.

Toby Matthiesen on transnational diffusion among Arab Shia movements.

Haroro Ingram explains how terrorist groups use Western anti-Islam rhetoric to help recruit.

We’ve also been publishing memos from the Transnational Diffusion and Cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa conference. See the full list here.


On this week’s podcast, Marc Lynch speaks with Monica Marks about Tunisia and the Ennahdha party. Marks is an Oxford PhD candidate, Rhodes Scholar and visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Last week, we had the GIGA Institute’s André Bank on to talk about how Jordan is dealing with its Syrian refugees.


PS: If you’re going to ASPA, make sure to check out our guide to the MENA-related panels — and RSVP for our reception.