SEPADPod: Kristin Smith Diwan

21st Jan 2019 by Dr. Simon Mabon

On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Kristin Smith Diwan,senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. She works in both comparative politics and international relations and specializes in Arab and Islamist politics. Her current projects concern Gulf political economy, the politics of sectarianism, generational change, and the evolution of Islamism in the GCC. Her analyses of Gulf affairs have appeared in many publications, among them Geopolitics, Middle East Report, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy. Simon and Kristin speak about her move from Biology to Middle Eastern Politics, the evolution of the Gulf and the Arab Uprisings.