Is ISIS A Solvable Problem?

Author Will McCants and political scientist John Sides join the governmentality podcast.

By Allen McDuffee | September 25, 2015
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In this episode of the governmentality podcast, journalist Allen McDuffee talks with John Sides, professor of political science at George Washington University, about why it’s okay to ignore the polls at this point in the 2016 election cycle and what those Trump poll numbers really mean. And, in the book chat, Allen talks with Will McCants of the Brookings Institution about his new book, The ISIS Apocalypse.

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Guests:

John Sides is a professor of political science at The George Washington University. His current research focuses on American elections, the politics of U.S. fiscal policy, and the influence of factual information on public opinion. Sides is a founder and contributor to The Monkey Cage, a blog about politics and political science at The Washington Post. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from University of California, Berkeley.

Will McCants is a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy and director of its Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. He is the author of The ISIS Apocalypse and holds a doctorate from Princeton University. Follow him on Twitter: @will_mccants

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