'A very timely, well conceived and expertly developed volume on a matter that, in the growing furore over the Bush administration's war in Iraq, has become a topic of intense debate.' --Joost Hiltermann, International Crisis Group
About the Author
Reidar Visser is a Research Fellow specialising in Iraqi politics at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo. He is the author of Basra, the Failed Gulf State: Separatism and Nationalism in Southern Iraq. Gareth StanSfield is Reader in Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Exeter and author of several books including Iraq: People, History, Politics.