Center for Global Policy Podcast
Hindu Nationalism and Islamist Radicalism in South Asia
CGP's Kamran Bokhari talks with CGP Senior Fellow Muqtedar Khan about the rising tensions between Hindus and Muslims amid the rise of right-wing Hindu nationalism in India. Khan points out that Hindu nationalism has been a factor in India for a long time. However, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in power, Hindu nationalists have become newly emboldened. Khan says the BJP is a front for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Singh, which he calls the Hindu version of the Muslim Brotherhood. As part...
The Geosectarian Imbalance in Iraq Post-Mosul
CGP senior fellows Kamran Bokhari and Hassan Abbas discuss the current situation in Iraq, with a focus on sectarianism and the status of Mosul. Abbas, who is also a professor of international security affairs at the National Defense University, draws on his knowledge of Iraq, field work and conversations with Iraqi insiders to explain the complexities of Iraq in general and Mosul in particular. From the outside, Mosul looks like a Sunni city that was liberated from Daesh, or ISIS, by a...
The Authoritarianization Effect of Transnational Counterterrorism
Kamran Bokhari and Sahar Aziz, two senior fellows with the Center for Global Policy, discuss transnational counterterrorism and how it has created a shift toward authoritarian ideas in the West. Aziz -- an expert on national security, civil rights and Middle Eastern law -- posits that the United States' close work with authoritarian regimes on counterterrorism efforts has led to a contagion of authoritarian ideas, and that Washington should put strict conditions on its cooperation with...
"Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East & South Asia"
CGP's Kamran Bokhari talks with Saira Yamin, a CGP senior fellow and professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, about civil-military relations and their effects on governments in South Asia. Though much of the world has moved away from military regimes, the process of democratization is not an easy one, and militaries still have the upper hand in many Muslim countries. Historically, Yamin says, militaries in post-colonial states are seen as the strongest...
Gender and Violent Extremism Across American Societies
Center for Global Policy Senior Fellow Kamran Bokhari talks with Mariam Durrani, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University, about American Muslims, patriarchy and violent extremism. Durrani says that when people discuss the American Muslim community, the focus tends to be on cultural differences rather than on the major role patriarchy plays in Muslim society. Many issues get sidelined or ignored in part because the focus is on prejudice against Muslims overall and in part because women...
Where is Egypt Headed?
Political analyst H. A. Hellyer, author of "A Revolution Undone: Egypt's Road Beyond Revolt" and non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, joins Center for Global Policy Senior Fellow Kamran Bokhari for a conversation about Egypt after the Arab Spring. Hellyer says his book came about when he found that analysts outside the country who were reporting and analyzing Egypt's political instability were missing some nuances. He says his book is not a definitive analysis but does...
A Critical Look at Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood with Eric Trager
CGP Senior Fellow Kamran Bokhari talks with Eric Trager, the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute, about the rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Trager is the author of "Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days" and was in Egypt during the 2011 uprising against then-President Hosni Mubarak. In this podcast, Trager dispels the idea that the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate Islamist movement. He calls the group "a totalitarian cult"...
The Longest War in US History (a CGP Podcast)
Christopher Kolenda, senior fellow at the Center for Global Policy, answers questions from CGP senior fellow Kamran Bokhari on current political and security conditions in Afghanistan. Kolenda, who has first-hand experience in fighting alongside Afghan forces, discusses the government forces' capabilities and challenges as well as the militant landscape in Afghanistan and how regional interests shape the situation in the country. Kolenda says the main militant groups in Afghanistan are the...
Countering Violent Extremism
We discuss current issues in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) with CGP Fellow and CVE and Africa expert Muhammad Fraser-Rahim of the United States Institute of Peace.
Geopolitics of Pakistan
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Turkey: Then, Now, and the Future
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