Western Privilege, Subverting Peace, and After al-Bayda (S. 11, Ep. 9)

Amelie Le Renard of The French National Centre for Scientific Research of  joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss her new book, Western Privilege: Work, Intimacy, and Postcolonial Hierarchies in Dubai. The book explores how race, gender and class backgrounds shape experiences of privilege, and investigates the processes that lead to the formation of Westerners as a social group. (Starts at 0:42). Shamiran Mako of Boston University discusses her article, “Subverting Peace: The Origins and Legacies of de-Ba’athification in Iraq,” published in the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. (Starts at 30:39). Peter Salisbury of the International Crisis Group talks recent changes in Yemen and the ICG report, “After al-Bayda, the Beginning of the Endgame for Northern Yemen?” (Starts at 44:49).




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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