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Article: Iranian revolution: world’s reactions show that, four decades on, tensions remain as high as ever
Article: Iranian revolution: world’s reactions show that, four decades on, tensions remain as high as ever 17th Feb 2019

The 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic revolution in February 1979 was greeted by an extraordinary tweet from US president Donald Trump. In both English and Arabic, it referred to “40 years of failure” and said the Iranian people deserved a ...

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SEPADPod: Courtney Freer
SEPADPod: Courtney Freer 14th Feb 2019

On this episode of SEPADPod Simon chats with Courtney Freer, a research fellow at the LSE's Middle East Centre. Courtney is the author of Rentier Islamism: The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gulf Monarchies, based on her DPhil thesis at th...

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SEPADPod: Shadi Hamid
SEPADPod: Shadi Hamid 14th Feb 2019

On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy and the author of "Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Resha...

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SEPADPod: Staci Strobl 21st Jan 2019

On this episode of SEPADPod, Simon speaks with Staci Strobl, Associate Professor in Criminal Justice at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Strobl is the author of peer-review journal articles on policing, gender, and sect identity in the Arab...

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SEPADPod: Mehran Kamrava 21st Jan 2019

On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Mehran Kamrava, Professor and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Kamrava is the author of several boo...

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SEPADPod: Joost Hiltermann 21st Jan 2019

On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Joost Hiltermann, Programme Director, Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group. Hiltermann is the author of two books and myriad articles and reports on contemporary issues facing...

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SEPADPod: Madawi Al Rasheed 21st Jan 2019

On this episode of SEPADPod, Simon Mabon speaks with Madawi Al Rasheed, Visiting Professor at the LSE's Middle East Centre. Al Rasheed is the author of a number of books and articles looking at Saudi Arabia, including Salman's Legacy, Muted M...

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SEPADPod: Toby Dodge 21st Jan 2019

On this episode of SEPADPod, Simon Mabon talks with Professor Toby Dodge, author of myriad books and articles about the Middle East about his career, his focus on Iraq and his interest in social theory.

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SEPADPod: Kristin Smith Diwan 21st Jan 2019

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 poli...

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