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Iraq: A Political History

Adeed Dawisha


With each day that passed after the 2003 invasion, the United States seemed to sink deeper in the treacherous quicksand of Iraq's social discord, floundering in the face of deep ethno-sectarian divisions that have impeded the creation of a viable state and the molding of a unified Iraqi identity. Yet as this book shows in this superb political history, the story of a fragile and socially fractured Iraq did not begin with the American-led invasion—it is as old as Iraq itself. The book traces the history of the Iraqi state from its inception in 1921 following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire a ... More

Keywords: Iraq, ethno-sectarian division, Iraqi identity, American-led invasion, United States, divided nation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691157931
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691157931.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adeed Dawisha, author
Miami University