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Author Interview


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Christopher Walker, the executive director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, talks with Steven Heydemann about his October 2013 Journal of Democracy essay "Tracking the "Arab Spring": Syria and the Future of Authoritarianism." 

Dr. Steven Heydemann serves as senior adviser for Middle East Initiatives at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Dr. Heydemann is a political scientist who specializes in the comparative politics and the political economy of the Middle East, with a particular focus on Syria. His interests include authoritarian governance, economic development, social policy, political and economic reform and civil society. Dr. Heydemann is also a member of the International Forum for Democratic Studies Research Council.