Arab Politics

Thawra Ep. 3 – The Post-Colonial Arab State System

04 Mar 2024
Featuring Abdel Razzaq Takriti, this is the THIRD episode of Thawra (Revolution), our rolling mini-series on Arab radicalism in the 20th century. Today’s installment is a comprehensive overview of the Middle Eastern Arab state system...

Thawra Ep. 2 – Birth of Arab Nationalism

27 Feb 2024
Featuring Abdel Razzaq Takriti, this is the second episode of Thawra (Revolution), our rolling mini-series on Arab radicalism in the 20th century. Today’s installment lays out 20th century anti-colonialism, including Iraqi, Syrian, and Palestinian Great...

Thawra Ep. 1 – Europe’s Imperial Juggernaut

21 Feb 2024
Featuring Abdel Razzaq Takriti, this is the first episode of Thawra (Revolution), our rolling mini-series on Arab radicalism in the 20th century. Today’s installment sets the stage: European imperialism in the Arab Mashriq from the...

Colonialism, Zionism, Sectarianism w/ Ussama Makdisi

06 Jan 2024
Featuring Ussama Makdisi on how Western colonialism and Zionism exploited, exacerbated, and imposed sectarianism across the Arab Middle East. This is the SECOND of a two-part interview.

Age of Coexistence w/ Ussama Makdisi

23 Dec 2023
Featuring Ussama Makdisi on the late Ottoman Empire’s Arab culture of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish coexistence—an ecumenical frame that was interrupted by European colonialism and Zionism, which exacerbated and exploited sectarianism. This is the first...