Institute for Middle East Studies

Faculty Research

Recent Publications


Hossein Askari


Askari2 Hossein Askari, Corruption and Its Manifestations in the Persian Gulf, with S. Rehman, Edward Elgar Publishing, December 2009.
Askari3 Hossein Askari, Islam and the Path to Human and Economic Development, with A. Mirakhor, Palgrave Macmillan, July 2010.
The Stability of Islamic Finance: Creating a Resilient Financial Environment for a Secure Future, Foreword by Sir Andrew Crockett, with Z. Iqbal, N. Krichene and Mirakhor, John Wiley and Sons, January 2010
The Militarization of the Persian Gulf: An Economic Analysis, with Amin Mohseni and Shahrzad Daneshvar, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham: UK, and Northampton: US, December 2009
Globalization and Islamic Finance: Convergence, Prospects, and Challenges, with Z. Iqbal and A. Mirakhor, John Wiley and Sons, November 2009
New Issues in Islamic Finance and Economics: Progress and Challenges, with Z. Iqbal and A. Mirakhor, John Wiley and Sons, October 2008
Risk Sharing in Finance: The Islamic Finance Alternative, with Z. Iqbal, N. Krichene and A. Mirakhor, John Wiley and Sons, December 2011
Conflicts and Wars: Their Fallout and Prevention, Palgrave Macmillan, July 2012

 

"Do Better Political Relations with the US Improve A Country's Economic Conditions?" with Amir Najafi and Anwar Aridi, PSL Quarterly Review, Volume 63, Number 255, December 2010.
 
"An Economic Islamicity Index" with Scheherazade Rehman, Global Economy Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2010.
 
"Monetary Policy and World Commodity Markets: 2000-2007," with Noureddine  Krichene, PSL Quarterly Review, Volume 63, Number 253, Issue 2, July 2010.
 
"The Impact of Monetary Policy on Oil Process Parameters and Market Expectations," with Noureddine Krichene, Global Finance Journal, Volume 21, Issue 2, August 2010.
 
"How Islamic Are Islamic Countries?" with Scheherazade Rehman, Global Economy Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2, May 2010.
 
"An Oil Demand and Supply Model Incorporating Monetary Policy," with Noureddine Krichene, Energy, Volume 35, Issue 5, May 2010.
 
"Are the Stars aligned for Change In Tehran?" Harvard International Review, March 2009.
 
"Fixing the Middle East's Languishing Economies," Current History, December 2009.
 
"How Do U.S. Economic Sanctions Affect EU's Trade with Target Countries?" with J. Yang, J. Forrer and L. Zhu, The World Economy, Volume 32, Issue 8, August 2009
 
"Oil Price Volatility: Causes and Modeling," with Noureddine Krichene, in The 1979 Oil Shock - Lessons, Linkages, and Lasting Reverberations," John Calabrese (ed.), The Middle East Institute, Washington DC, August 2009
 
"Oil Depletion, Economic Development, and Economic Justice: The Role of a New Generation of Sovereign Wealth Funds," with Noureddine Krichene, in The 1979 Oil Shock - Lessons, Linkages, and Lasting Reverberations," John Calabrese (ed.), The Middle East Institute, Washington DC, August 2009
 
"New Issues in Islamic Finance and Economics: Progress and Challenges," with Z. Iqbal and A. Mirakhor, John Wiley and Sons, October 2008
 
"Crude Oil Price Dynamics (2002-2006)," with Noureddine Krichene, Energy Economics, Volume 30, Issue 5, September 2008
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Mona Atia


"The Arab Republic of Egypt" in From Charity to Change: Trends in Arab Philanthropy, eds. Barbara Ibrahim and Dina Sherif, Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, American University in Cairo Press, 2008
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Muriel Atkin


""Tajikistan: A President and His Rivals," in Power and Change in Central Asia, S.N. Cummings, ed. London: Routledge, 2002, pp. 97-114
 
"The Ambiguous Position of Women in Tajikistan," Women in Central Asia, Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2001, pp. 41-43
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Jennifer Brinkerhoff


Diasporas and Development: Exploring the Potential. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2008
Digital Diasporas: Identity and Transnational Engagement. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009
 
Brinkerhoff, Jennifer M. and Derick W. Brinkerhoff. "International Development Management: A Northern Perspective." Public Administration and Development, Vol. 30, No. 2 (May 2010): 102-115.
 
"Digital Diasporas: Policy Implications." In Adoni Alonso and Pedro J. Oiarzabal, eds. Diasporas in the New Media Age: Identity, Politics and Community. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2010
 
"What does a Goat have to do with Development?: Diasporas, IT, and the Case of Thamel.com." Information Technologies and International Development, Vol. 4, No. 4 (2008): 9-13
 
"Diaspora Philanthropy in an At-Risk Society: The Case of Coptic Orphans in Egypt." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 3 (September 2008): 411-433
 
"Partnering to Beckon them Home: Public Sector Innovation for Diaspora Homeland Investment." (with Liesl Riddle and Tjai Nielsen). Public Administration and Development, Vol. 28, No. 1 (February 2008): 54-66
 
"Diaspora Identity and the Potential for Violence: Toward an Identity-Mobilization Framework." Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 2008): 67-88
 
"Exploring the Role of Diasporas in Rebuilding Governance in Post-Conflict Societies." In Raj Bardouille, Muna Ndulo, and Margaret Grieco, eds. Africa's Finances: The Contribution of Remittances. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008: 239-262
 
"The Potential of Diasporas and Development." In Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, ed. Diasporas and Development: Exploring the Potential. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2008: 1-15
 
"Introduction to Part I (Diasporas' Response to Homeland Conflict)." In Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, ed. Diasporas and Development: Exploring the Potential. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2008: 19-27
 
"Introduction to Part III (Beyond Remittances: Knowledge and Networks for National Development)." In Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, ed. Diasporas and Development: Exploring the Potential. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2008: 153-161
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Nathan Brown


When Victory is not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics, Cornell University Press, 2012 (also available in Arabic)

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Nathan Brown, Between Religion and Politics, with A. Hamzawy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, August 2010.

Democracy and Democratization in the Middle East (edited with Emad Eldin Shahin), Routledge, 2009
 
"Reason, Interest, Rationality, and Passion in Constitution Drafting," Perspectives on Politics, December 2008
 
"Principled or Stubborn? Western Policy toward Hamas," International Spectator, December 2008
 
"Democrats without Democracy? Islamist Parties in the Arab World," with Amr Hamzawy; Journal of Democracy, 2008
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Eric Cline


The Ahhiyawa Texts (Writings from the Ancient World). Williston: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011
Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009

From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible. Washington, DC: National Geographic Books, 2007

 

Winner of the 2009 BAS Publication Award for "Best Popular Book on Archaeology"
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Robert Eisen


Philosophers and the Jewish Bible, co-edited with Charles Manekin University of Maryland Press, 2008
 
"Jews and Muslims: Why They Have More in Common Than They Realize," Religions/Adayan 1 2009: 104-117
 
"Human Security in Jewish Philosophy and Ethics," Globalization and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century, eds. Hans Gunter Brauch et al.Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2008, vol. 3, pp. 253-62
 
"The Hermeneutics of Order and Sequence in Medieval Jewish Philosophical Exegesis," Philosophers and the Jewish Bible, eds. Robert Eisen and Charles Manekin. University of Maryland Press, 2008
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Mohssen Esseesy


Esseesy Mohssen Esseesy, Grammaticalization of Arabic Prepositions and Subordinators: A Corpus-Based Study, Brill Academic Publishers Inc., August 2010.
 
"Semantic Bleaching" Encyclopedia of Arabic and Linguistics (EALL), Editor in Chief, Kees Versteegh, 2009
 
"Reanalysis" in Encyclopedia of Arabic and Linguistics (EALL), Editor in Chief, Kees Versteegh, 2009
 
"Semantic Extension" in Encyclopedia of Arabic and Linguistics (EALL), Editor in Chief, Kees Versteegh, 2009
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Mohammad Faghfoory


The Path of Worshippers to the Paradise of the Lord of the Worlds: Minhaj al-abidin ila jannat rabb al-alamin.Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (Author), Mohammad H. Faghfoory (Translator), Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Preface). University Press of America, 2012

 
Dastur al-Muluk (Order of the Kings) A 17th century text by Mirza Rafi'a on the Safavid administration translated from the Persian into English with a commentary, in collaboration with Dr. Willem Floor. Mazda Publisher, Costa Mesa, CA 2007 (Columbia University Press: Persian Heritage Series).
 
Tuhfah yi- Abbasi: The Golden Chain of Sufism in Shi'ite Islam, translated from Persian and Arabic, University Press of America, 2007.
 
"Ethics of War and Peace in Shi'ite Islam," in, International Journal of Shi'i Studies, (Winter 2010)
 
"Prophet of Love: Jesus Christ in The Poetry of Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi," in Preceding of the International Conference on Rumi, Istanbul, Turkey, May 6-13, 2007, UNESCO, Istanbul, 2010.
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Ilana Feldman


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Ilana Feldman,In the Name of Humanity: The Government of Threat and Care, with M. Ticktin, Duke University Press, November 2010.

 
Governing Gaza: Bureaucracy, Authority, and the Work of Rule. Duke University Press, 2008
 
"Ad Hoc Humanity: Peacekeeping and the Limits of International Community in Gaza" American Anthropologist 112,3. 2010: 416-429
 
"Gaza's Humanitarianism Problem" Journal of Palestine Studies 38, 3. 2009: 22-37
 
"Refusing Invisibility: Documentation and Memorialization in Palestinian Refugee Claims Invisible Displacements," special issue of Journal of Refugee Studies 21, 4, 2008, pp. 498-516
 
"Waiting for Palestine: Refracted Citizenship and Latent Sovereignty in Gaza" Citizenship Studies 12, 5, 2008, pp. 447-63
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Elise Friedland


The Sculptural Environment of the Roman Near East: Reflections on Culture, Ideology, and Power. Co-edited with Yaron Z. Eliav and Sharon Herbert. Leuven: Peeters Press, 2008
The Roman Marble Sculptures from the Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi/Panias (Israel). American Schools of Oriental Research, Archaeological Report Series, 2013.
 
"The Carving of Classical Sculpture in the Roman Levant," in Ateliers and Artisans: Identifying Workshops of Sculptures and Mosaics in the Roman Late Antique Periods, Troels Myrup Kristensen and Birte Poulson eds., Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series
 
"The Sculptures from the Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi/Banias," in Paneion II. Donald Ariel and Moshe Hartal ads. Israel Antiquities Authority Reports. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority
 
"Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples. An Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C." Near Eastern Archaeology 72.1: 55-59, 2009
 
"Visualizing Deities in the Roman Near East: Aspects of Athena and Athena-Allat," in The Sculptural Environment of the Roman Near East: Reflections on Culture, Ideology, and Power. Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion, 9. Yaron Z Eliav, Elise A. Friedland, and Sharon Herbert eds. Leuven: Peeters Press, 315-350, 2008
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Edward Gnehm


Integrating Instruments of Power and Influence: Lessons Learned and Best Practices Co-chairs: Robert E. Hunter (principal author), Edward Gnehm and George Joulwan, http://www.rand.org/pubs/conf_proceedings/CF251
 
"The Hashemites" in The American Interest's Series "Iraq: What if We Win?" February 2008
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Dina Khoury





Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance. Cambridge University Press, April 2013.



State and Provincial Society in the Ottoman Empire: Mosul, 1540-1834Cambridge University Press, May 2002.
 
"Violence and Spatial Politics between Local and Imperial: Baghdad, 1778-810," in Spaces in the Modern City, Imaginaries, Politics and Everyday Life , Gyan Prakash and Kevin Kruse, eds. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008
 
 
"Political Relations between City and State in the Middle East, 1700-1850", in Peter Sluglett, ed. The Urban Social History of the Middle East, 1750-1950. Syracuse University Press, 2008
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Marc Lynch





The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East.  Public Affairs, 2012. Foreign Policy, included in Books to Read in 2012.



Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, Al Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 2006. Choice Outstanding Academic Book.
 
"Understanding the Awakening: Explaining the shift in Iraqi Sunni political attitudes, 2004-2007." Security Studies 20, no.1 (Spring 2011).
 
Veiled Truths: The Rise of Political Islam in the West.  Foreign Affairs 89, no.4 (July/August 2010), pp.138-147.   Review and Discussion, Foreign Affairs 89, no.5 (September/October 2010).
 
Islam Divided Between Salafi-Jihad and the IkhwanStudies in Conflict and Terrorism 33, no.6 (2010), pp.467-87.

 

"Regional International Relations."  In Politics of the Middle East, edited by Ellen Lust-Okar.  Congressional Quarterly Press, 2010.
 
Revolution 2.0:  New Media and Contentious Politics. With Sean Aday, Henry Farrell, and John Sides.  Washington, DC:  United States Institute of Peace, September 2010.
 
Rhetoric and Reality:  Countering Terrorism in the Age of Obama.  Washington, DC:  Center for a New American Security.  June 2010.
 
America's Extended Hand: Assessing the Obama Administration's Global Engagement Strategy.  With Kristin Lord.  Washington, DC:  Center for a New American Security, 2010.
 
Window of Opportunity for the Two-State Solution. (With Brian Katulis and Robert C. Adler). Center for American Progress, July 15, 2009.
 
Politics First: Why Only U.S. Withdrawal Can Spur Iraqi Cooperation. Foreign Affairs 87, no.5, 2008
 
Iraq's Political Transition After the Surge: Five Enduring Tensions and Ten Emerging Challenges. With Brian Katulis and Peter Juul, Center for American Progress, September 2008
 
"Stability Without a State?" (author) and Symposium: Thinking Strategically About Iraq (editor). Middle East Policy 15, no. 1 (Spring 2008), pp.82-110
 
Islamist Views of Reform. Brookings Institution, proceedings of US-Islamic World Forum, February 16-18, 2008
 
The Brotherhood's Dilemma: Evaluating the democratic commitments of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. Crown Center Policy Brief #25, January 2008
 
Political Effects of the Arab Media.  In Arab Media: Power and Weakness, edited by Kai Hafez (Continuum Press 2008),  pp.15-28.
 
Lie to Me: Sanctions on Iraq, Moral Argument, and the International Politics of Hypocrisy.  In Moral Limit and Possibility in World Politics, edited by Richard Price (2008, Cambridge University Press).
 
Young Brothers in Cyberspace.  Middle East Report 245 (November-December 2007), pp. 26-33.
 
Blogging the New Arab Public.  Arab Media and Society 1 (March 2007).
 
Anti-Americanisms in the Arab World.  In Anti-Americanisms in World Politics, edited by Peter Katzenstein and Robert Keohane.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.
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Melani McAlister


Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States. Co-edited with R. Marie Griffith. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East Since 1945. University of California Press, 2005. Updated Edition, with a Post-9/11 Chapter.
 
"What is Your Heart For? Affect and Internationalism in the Evangelical Public Sphere." American Literary History 20 (December 2008), 870-95
 
"What Would Jesus Do? Evangelicals, the Iraq War, and the Struggle for Position." In America and Iraq: Policy-making, Intervention and Regional Politics. Ed. David Ryan and Patrick Kiely. New York: Routledge, 2009
 
"Is the Public Sphere Still Naked? with Marie Griffith. American Quarterly (Sept. 2008), 527-563
 
"The Persecuted Body: American Evangelicals, Islam and Religious Suffering." Middle East Report. December 2008
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Seyyed Hossein Nasr


The Path of Worshippers to the Paradise of the Lord of the Worlds: Minhaj al-abidin ila jannat rabb al-alamin.Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (Author), Mohammad H. Faghfoory (Translator), Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Preface). University Press of America, 2012

 
The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam's Mystical Tradition. HarperOne, 2007
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Irene Oh


"Islamic Conceptions of Human Rights," The International Handbook of Human Rights, ed. Thomas Cushman, Routledge, September 2008
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Yaron Peleg


Israeli Culture Between the Two Intifadas: A Brief Romance, University of Texas Press, 2008
 
"Zionism and Postcolonialism in Y. H. Brenners' Short Story 'Avla" Hador, 2008
 
"From Black to White: The Changing Image of Mizrahim in Israeli Cinema, 1960-2000." Journal of Israel Studies, Volume 13, Number 2, Summer 2008, pp. 122-145
 
"Love, Suddenly: Etgar Keret and the Emergence of Hebrew Romance," Hebrew Studies, 2008; XLIX:143-164
 
"Israeli Identity in a Post-Zionist Age," Ruth Wisse festschrist, Harvard University Press, 2008
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Kelly Pemberton


Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia. Co-edited with Michael Nijhawan, York University, Toronto: Routledge Books, 2009
 
"Introduction: Towards an Integrative Hermeneutics in the Study of Identity" (with M. Nijhawan), in Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identity in South Asia, ed. K. Pemberton & M. Nijhawan. London & New York: Routledge Books, 2009
 
An Islamic Discursive Tradition on Reform as Seen in the Writing of Deoband's Maulana Taqi 'Usmani' Muslim World special issue, vol. 99, No. 3, July 2009
 
"Ritual, Reform, and Economies of Meaning at a South Asian Sufi Shrine," in Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identity in South Asia, ed. K. Pemberton & M. Nijhawan. London & New York: Routledge, 2009
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Schehrazade Rehman


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Corruption And Its Manifestation In The Persian Gulf (with Hossein Askari, N. Arfaa), Massachusetts: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2010.
 
"Explaining the Returns of Active Currency Managers (For Public Investors)" (with S. Nasypbek) Bank of International Settlements (BIS) Public Investors Reports, Nov 2010.
 
"An Economic IslamicityIndex (EI2)" (with H. Askari), Global Economy Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, Fall 2010.
 
"Islamicity Index (I2): How Islamic Are Islamic Countries?" (with H. Askari), Global Economy Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, Sum 2010.

 

"Obama Administration And The U.S. Financial Crisis". Global Economy Journal, Vol. 10 : Issue 1, Sp 2010.
 
"Globalization of Islamic Finance Law". Wisconsin International Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4, Winter 2008.
 
"The Transformation of European Corporate Governance: A Case of Germany and France" (with F. Perry), Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control, Vol. 5 June 2008.
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Liesl Riddle


Riddle, Liesl and Nielsen Tjai M. "A Cross-Country Comparison of Policies to Strengthen Diaspora Investment and Entrepreneurship," in Arun Kashyap, Manuel Montes and Krishnan Sharma (Ed.), Realizing the Potential of Diasporas to Reduce Poverty and Enhance Development, New York: United Nations Publications., 2009
 
Riddle, Liesl and Marano, Valentina. "Homeland Export and Investment Promotion Agencies: The Case of Afghanistan," Pp. 190-217 in Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff (Ed.), Diasporas and Development: Exploring the Potential, NY: Lynne Reinner Publishers., 2008
 
Riddle, Liesl; Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Tjai Nielsen. "Partnering to Beckon Them Home: Public-Sector Innovation for Diaspora Homeland Investment Promotion" Public Administration and Development, 28: 54-66, 2008
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Shira Robinson


Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel's Liberal Settler State, Stanford University Press, 2013.
 
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Andrew Smith


Smith II, Andrew M. Review of the World of the Herods: Volume I of the International Conference "The World of the Herods and the Nabataeans" Held at the British Museum, 17-19 April 2001, edited by Nikos Kokkinos. The American Journal of Archaeology 113.2: 300-301, 2009
 
Smith II, Andrew M. Review of the World of the Nabataeans: Volume 2 of the International Conference "The World of the Herods and the Nabataeans" Held at the British Museum, 17 - 19 April 2001, edited by Dino Politis. The American Journal of Archaeology 113.2: 300-301, 2009
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Judith Yaphe


"Iraq: Are We There Yet?" Current History, December 2008
 
"Challenges to Persian Gulf Security: How Should the United States Respond," INSS Strategic Forum 237, November 2008
 
"After the Surge: Next Steps in Iraq," INSS Strategic Forum 230, March 2008
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