Mako Guest Edits Special Issue of “Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding“
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.
Mako Comments on Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan
“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.”
Mako Publishes “After the Arab Uprisings“
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.
Mako Publishes Article on de-Ba’athification
Professor Mako illuminates the enduring effects of exclusionary lustration on subsequent attempts at state-and peacebuilding in divided, post-colonial societies.
Mako Discusses Upcoming Book on Ufahamu Africa
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.
Mako Delivers Lecture on Conflict Dynamics in Iraq
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.
Mako Interviewed on Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Blockade
As the humanitarian crisis in Yemen worsens, Democrats and experts are calling on the Biden administration to guarantee imports can freely enter the country.
Mako Publishes Essay on Baghdad-Erbil Sinjar Agreement
Professor Mako assesses the Sinjar agreement, as well as how discontent among local communities may jeopardize it and regional stability.
BtH Discusses Global Challenges that will Survive COVID-19
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.
Mako Interviewed on WBUR’s Radio Open Source on Costs of War
Prof. Mako interviewed on WBUR’s Radio Open Source last week on the costs of war.
Mako Speaks on Panel on Protests in Iraq and Lebanon
Prof. Shamiran Mako spoke as part of a panel entitled “Understanding the Protests in Lebanon and Iraq: Why Now?”
Mako Gives Talk at Georgetown on Iraq Protests
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.
Mako Publishes Book Chapter The Right of Return in Iraq
Prof. Shamiran Mako published a chapter entitled “The Right of Return in Iraq: Conceptualizing Insecurity, State Fragility and Forced Displacement.”
Mako Publishes Paper on De-Ba‘thification In Post-2003 Iraq
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.
Mako, Shifrinson Attend Bridging the Gap International Policy Summer Institute
Profs. Shamiran Mako and Joshua Shifrinson attended the workshop aimed at helping academics build the tools and networks to produce policy-relevant academic research.
Mako on CTV News on Canada’s MMIWG Report
Prof. Shamiran Mako discusses the findings of genocide by Canada’s National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Beyond the Headlines: Protest and Potential in N. Africa
The Beyond the Headlines series continued with a discussion entitled “Protest and Democratic Potential in Algeria, Sudan, and Ethiopia.”
Mako Presents at Workshop on Religion, Violence and State in Iraq
Prof. Shamiran Mako’s paper was entitled “Statebuilding Minus Peacebuilding: Evaluating De-Baathification And Its Outcomes.”
Pardee School Hosts Workshop on Building Sustainable Peace in Iraq
The workshop was entitled “Building Sustainable Peace in Iraq: The Role of Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Peace Building.”
Mako Interviewed for College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter
Prof. Shamiran Mako was interviewed on her educational background, current academic interests, and hobbies.