October 5, 2017

Guardians of the Arab State: When Militaries Intervene in Politics, from Iraq to Mauritania

October 5, 2017

AGSIW was pleased to host Florence Gaub for a discussion of her latest book Guardians of the Arab State.

In her book, Gaub explains how and why military organizations become involved in politics across the Middle East and North Africa. Looking at numerous case studies ranging from Mauritania to Iraq, Guardians of the Arab State picks up where previous literature on Middle Eastern military forces dropped the debate, and provides an updated and insightful analysis into the soul of Arab armies.

Speakers:

Florence Gaub, Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies

Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar, AGSIW (Moderator)

Guardians of the Arab State: When Militaries Intervene in Politics, from Iraq to Mauritania