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The new Iraq : rebuilding the country for its people, the Middle East, and the world

Author: Joseph Braude
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Braude sheds light on a country unknown to Westerners after a decade of international isolation and shows how a viable Iraqi economy will help transform the Middle East. Confronting future challenges with optimism, Braude outlines the transition of Iraq's political system; the reconstitution of its worn-out military into an army of nation-building; the promotion of religious tolerance; new business opportunities,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Braude, Joseph.
New Iraq.
New York : Basic Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)606976442
Online version:
Braude, Joseph.
New Iraq.
New York : Basic Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)607802783
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Braude
ISBN: 0465007880 9780465007882 0465007899 9780465007899
OCLC Number: 51536563
Description: xxii, 211 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The legacy of ancient Iraq --
The struggle for Islamic Iraq --
The soundtrack to modern Iraq --
The party's over : Saddam's privileged politicos and their future in Iraq --
State-building by the book : Islamic leadership in the new Iraq --
About face : reengineering the Iraqi army --
The wages of stability : stunted business and labor under sanctions and surveillance --
Iraq'n'roll : profit and gain in Iraq's globalization --
The editorial we : pluralism and Iraqi journalism --
Babylon take two : Iraqi cinema and entertainment --
Teachers and judges of truth.
Responsibility: Joseph Braude.

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"An insider's guide to Iraqi culture.... The book's many vignettes of daily life will be engrossing for U.S. readers curious about this undiscovered country."-Slate.com  Read more...
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"A personal and sympathetic perspective of the real Iraq, a country of culture and commerce, religion and education, the brutal army, the courts and the media.... [Braude] has a real feel for the Read more...

 
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