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Cognitive Engineering

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Welcome to the Cognitive Engineering podcast. Occasionally coherent musings of Aleph Insights. We hope you like listening to them as much as we like recording them.


Revolutions and the Arab Spring

Ten years on from the Arab Spring uprisings, we look at whether revolutions constitute an effective way of improving a country’s governance, with Dr Alia Brahimi, an expert in Middle Eastern politics.

In this podcast we look at the precursors and aftermath of the Arab Spring, examining several of the affected countries - then and now - to see whether their lots have been improved. We also examine revolutions in general and consider how you might determine their success or failure, and over what period of time it is appropriate to judge their outcomes. Finally, we analyse different types of revolution and try to understand how they might be predicted.

A few things we mentioned in this podcast:

- Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror
- ‘Life has got worse since the Arab Spring’
- Alias Advisory
- Quality of Government data

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Image: Shawn Hayward via Flickr

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