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.