Spencer Moore serves in American Enterprise Institute’s development office and moonlights as the host of AEI’s policy podcast Banter. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Spencer graduated from Auburn University where he studied political science, history, and urban planning. When he isn’t raising money or podcasting, Spencer enjoys running, irreverent television shows, and watching Auburn sports.
This week on Banter, AEI Resident Scholar Ken Pollack joins the show to discuss his new book “Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness.” The book describes four explanations as to why Arab militaries have performed so poorly since World War II. In this episode, Dr. Pollack analyzes each explanation and explains why understanding Arab military effectiveness matters, given the changing balance of power in the Middle East.