Islamism after the Arab Spring

Muslims prayers Friday prayers at the Hajj Diab al-Iraqi mosque in Mosul, Iraq, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed - RTX30GGE

Shadi Hamid, senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy, discusses his new co-authored paper “Islamism After the Arab Spring: Between the Islamic State and the Nation State.”

Also in this episode, Dany Bahar, a fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, explains how immigrants strengthen our country. Listen to his full monologue here.

Finally, Fred Dews reviews the highlights of what experts have said in the previous week regarding the Trump administration in our new “First 100 Days” segment. This week: a possible rise in terrorism due to the “Muslim ban,” repealing or repairing the ACA, and a shift in the U.S.-Mexico relationship.


Show Notes:

Islamism after the Arab Spring: Between the Islamic State and the nation-state

Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World

A spicy red sauce and how immigrants generate jobs and growth in the US

Migration, knowledge diffusion and the comparative advantage of nations


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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, Kelly Russo, and Rebecca Viser.

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