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Call for Applications: Academic Research on Conflict and Contention (ARCC) Workshop

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:25:25 +0000

4–8 June 2018, London and West Sussex, United Kingdom Co-Convenors: Milli Lake (LSE); Sarah Parkinson (JHU) About the workshop: ARCC invites applications for a week-long workshop on conducting field research in volatile and violence-affected research environments from the 4–8 June,



Islamist Political Mobilization: A Conversation with Quinn Mecham

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:12:51 +0000

On this week’s podcast, Quinn Mecham talks about his new book, Institutional Origins of Islamist Political Mobilization, on the politicization of Islam. “So often in the Arab world we think about jihadi networks; we think about sometimes Islamist movements particularly the Muslim Brotherhood that



Why it won’t be easy to resolve Yemen’s many wars

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 20:12:40 +0000

A condensed version of this piece is also available on the Monkey Cage blog on the Washington Post Yemen’s war has become one of the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophes. In September 2014, the Ansarallah (Houthi) movement allied with former President



Call for Proposals: Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop 2018

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:07:24 +0000

The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to call for proposals for its seventh annual Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop to be held at the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University on November



The Arab National Media: A Conversation with Fatima El-Issawi

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:06:22 +0000

On this week’s podcast, Fatima El-Issawi talks about her new book, Arab National Media and Political Change on the role of traditional media and journalists in the Arab spring. “As an academic and former journalist,  I was intrigued by the question



Endgames for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in Yemen

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:22:07 +0000

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy This memo was drafted for POMEPS Studies 29,“Politics, Governance, and Reconstruction in Yemen.”  When Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched Operation Decisive Storm at the head of



Gasping for hope: Yemeni youth struggle for their future

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:50:55 +0000

Ala Qasem, Resonate! Yemen This memo was drafted for POMEPS Studies 29,“Politics, Governance, and Reconstruction in Yemen.” Yemen has been inflicted with poverty and instability for decades. One generation after another saw their dreams crushed and ambitions shattered. Those growing



Impact of the Yemen war on militant jihad

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:45:26 +0000

Elisabeth Kendall, Pembroke College, University of Oxford This memo was drafted for POMEPS Studies 29,“Politics, Governance, and Reconstruction in Yemen.” Introduction This memo analyzes the impact of the Yemen war on militant jihadist groups in Yemen, which we generally understand



Popular revolution advances towards state building in southern Yemen

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:43:14 +0000

Susanne Dahlgren, University of Tampere/National University of Singapore                                                                This memo was drafted for POMEPS Studies 29,“Politics, Governance, and Reconstruction in Yemen.” In the shadow of the war, a popular revolution flourishes in southern Yemen that de facto has separated the



Yemen’s education system at a tipping point: Youth between their future and present survival

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:32:09 +0000

Mareike Transfeld, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies This memo was drafted for POMEPS Studies 29,“Politics, Governance, and Reconstruction in Yemen.” [1] The war that has tormented Yemen for over two years is putting 4.5 Yemeni