Traditions of colonialism, autocracy, the rentier state, clientalism, corruption and imagined history all contribute to the dysfunction of Middle East polities. In this episode, Michael Bell, Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, joins co-host Andrew Thompson, CIGI Senior Fellow, for a conversation on the Middle East.

Join co-hosts David Welch and Andrew Thompson for the fifth season of Inside the Issues — a weekly podcast series — as they share timely and candid discussions with global governance experts on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law.
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