Citizens in Training

Citizens in Training

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Through a series of expert interviews, this podcast mini-series explores some of the most pressing questions raised by the CSIS Middle East Program report, “Citizens in Training: Conscription and Nation-building in the United Arab Emirates.” Hear from leading experts on the Gulf, the UAE, and modern militaries in general what the UAE’s bold experiment in military conscription as a nationbuilding tool reveals about the leadership’s diagnosis of its key challenges at a pivotal moment in its national trajectory, the rise of new nationalism in the Gulf and GCC states’ efforts to prepare for a post-oil future, and the implications of conscription for both militaries and societies in a 21st century world. Jon Alterman and Margo Balboni of the Middle East Program host. Produced by Emily Grunewald and Yumi Araki. For listeners who want a deeper dive into the UAE’s conscription program, the full “Citizens in Training” report with a two-page executive summary is available here.
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Through a series of expert interviews, this podcast mini-series explores some of the most pressing questions raised by the CSIS Middle East Program report, “Citizens in Training: Conscription and Nation-building in the United Arab Emirates.” Hear from leading experts on the Gulf, the UAE, and modern militaries in general what the UAE’s bold experiment in military conscription as a nationbuilding tool reveals about the leadership’s diagnosis of its key challenges at a pivotal moment in its national trajectory, the rise of new nationalism in the Gulf and GCC states’ efforts to prepare for a post-oil future, and the implications of conscription for both militaries and societies in a 21st century world. Jon Alterman and Margo Balboni of the Middle East Program host. Produced by Emily Grunewald and Yumi Araki. For listeners who want a deeper dive into the UAE’s conscription program, the full “Citizens in Training” report with a two-page executive summary is available here.
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Conscription and the Soci...

01 May 2018 | 16 mins 14 secs

Conscription and the...

01 May 2018 | 16 mins 14 secs

A Nordic Model for the UA...

24 Apr 2018 | 15 mins 11 secs

A Nordic Model for t...

24 Apr 2018 | 15 mins 11 secs

Building a Conscription S...

17 Apr 2018 | 12 mins 49 secs

Building a Conscript...

17 Apr 2018 | 12 mins 49 secs

National Service and the ...

03 Apr 2018 | 14 mins 15 secs

National Service and...

03 Apr 2018 | 14 mins 15 secs

"Little Sparta" and the G...

27 Mar 2018 | 16 mins 16 secs

"Little Sparta" and ...

27 Mar 2018 | 16 mins 16 secs

Enlisting the Emirates

20 Mar 2018 | 19 mins 06 secs

Enlisting the Emirat...

20 Mar 2018 | 19 mins 06 secs

Introducing Citizens in T...

12 Mar 2018 | 07 mins 27 secs

Introducing Citizens...

12 Mar 2018 | 07 mins 27 secs