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Podcasts from, the website on Arab politics and culture.




The Arabist Podcast #46: "His program is the crisis"

Issandr El Amrani and Steve Negus are back with Ursula Lindsey to geek out on Egyptian politics. Does the presidential election matter? Are Sisi and Sabahi just two variants of Nasserism? Does anyone know what's going on anymore? These and other questions are considered, and Steve tell us about his trips to deep Upper Egypt, where sectarianism is never very far below the surface, echoes of the 1980s and 1990s are pondered and the shockwave of the counter-revolution crashes on some much...

Duration: 00:56:37

The Arabist Podcast #45: Underdogs

Arabist podcast hosts Ursula Lindsey and Ashraf Khalil talk to Khaled Dawoud, a prominent Egyptian reporter and activist who campaigned to remove the Muslim Brotherhood from power but later resigned as spokesman for a secular political coalition in protest over the killing of Islamist demonstrators. Dawoud has been attacked from all sides of the political spectrum, as he continues to argue for a poliitically negotiated solution rather than the ongoing cycle of violence and repression. He...

Duration: 01:08:04

The Arabist Podcast #44: Just how bad is it exactly?

On this podcast, journalists Ursula Lindsey and Ashraf Khalil speak to Human Rights Watch's Sarah Lee Whitson about the greatest threats to human rights across the region, and about how to defend human rights in the midst of Egypt's "war on terrorism" and its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Duration: 00:42:44

The Arabist Podcast #43: Minority Report

The Arabist podcast is back after a long summer break, hosted by regulars Ursula Lindsey and Ashraf Khalil and featuring Lina Attalah, editor of Mada Masr. We discuss terrorism and military operations in the Sinai peninsula; the Egyptian media's cheering of the army; and the shortcomings of Egypt's new constitution.

Duration: 01:05:50

The Arabist Podcast #42: An opposition strategy

In this episode, we discuss Dubai's art scene and Gulf countries' soft power, the challenges faced by Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia, and what the Egyptian opposition is doing, is not doing, and should be doing.