Professor Mako and coauthor Valentine Moghadam discuss the key findings of their book and how they go about examining the key elements in explaining the divergent outcomes of the Arab Spring uprising.
Professor Mako argues that domestic instability caused by mass uprisings altered the relative distribution of power, producing system-wide changes to the MENA state system.
Professor Mako discusses post-conflict development in Iraq, international actors’ for their lack of understanding of the heterogeneous nature of the country both before and after the 2003 invasion, as well as ongoing issues of transitional justice.
Professor Mako discusses how her work explores De-Ba’athification as a means of lustration, the policy’s origins and legacies, as well as how it and foreign influence affected the Iraq coalition government.
Appearing on an episode of the SEPADPod, Mako discusses her work on Iraq, a special issue of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding – titled “Building Sustainable Peace in Iraq” – that she guest-edited, as well as her new book.
Dean Najam leads Professors Mako, Stern, and Wippl in a discussion about their areas of expertise and how they see these fields evolving in an ever-changing world.
In this special issue, Professor Mako and fellow scholars critically evaluate statebuilding and peacebuilding in Iraq through macro and micro-level analyses of Iraq’s political development following foreign-imposed regime change.
“The question has never been about whether the US should leave Afghanistan…It is about the nature of the withdrawal, particularly given that the humanitarian catastrophe should not have come as a shock to the Biden administration.”
Why were some, but not all the Arab mass social protests of 2011 accompanied by relatively quick and nonviolent outcomes in the direction of regime change, democracy, and social transformation? Why was a democratic transition limited to Tunisia, and why did region-wide democratization not occur? After the Arab Uprisings offers an explanatory framework to answer these central questions.
Professor Mako illuminates the enduring effects of exclusionary lustration on subsequent attempts at state-and peacebuilding in divided, post-colonial societies.
Professor Mako and co-author Valentine Moghadam discuss their upcoming book After the Arab Uprisings: Progress and Stagnation in the Middle East and North Africa, which explores democracy and social transformation in North Africa after the Arab Spring.
Professor Mako explored the relationship between state institutions, exclusion, and ethnic conflict in Iraq by situating its evolution along a historical continuum of ethnic elite state capture.
As the humanitarian crisis in Yemen worsens, Democrats and experts are calling on the Biden administration to guarantee imports can freely enter the country.
Professor Mako assesses the Sinjar agreement, as well as how discontent among local communities may jeopardize it and regional stability.
A special online edition of the Beyond the Headlines (BtH) series explores various global issues that have persisted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and will probably survive it.
Prof. Mako interviewed on WBUR’s Radio Open Source last week on the costs of war.
Prof. Shamiran Mako spoke as part of a panel entitled “Understanding the Protests in Lebanon and Iraq: Why Now?”
Prof. Shamiran Mako gave a talk on the socio-economic and political dissatisfaction at the heart of the recent wave of mass protests in Iraq.
Prof. Shamiran Mako published a chapter entitled “The Right of Return in Iraq: Conceptualizing Insecurity, State Fragility and Forced Displacement.”
Prof. Shamiran Mako published a recent paper as part of the Project on Middle East Political Science’s Report on Religion, Violence, and the State in Iraq.