Iraq, Iran and the U.S.: Looking Beyond ISIL

From 2003-14, Iraq walked a fine line between the demands of the United States to democratize, liberalize, share power and accept its version of checks and balances and accountable governance, and demands from Iran to create a government more in keeping with its version of a Shia-dominated Islamic state.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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