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Series: Middle East in Focus

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Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos by Patrick Clawson2005
Turkish Dynamics : Bridge across Troubled Lands by Ersin Kalaycioglu2005
Hybrid Sovereignty in the Arab Middle East: The Cases of Kuwait, Jordan, and Iraq by Gokhan Bacik2008
The Politics of Intelligence and American Wars with Iraq by Ofira Seliktar2008
Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God: From Revolution to Institutionalization by Eitan Azani2009
Lebanon: Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis by Barry Rubin2009
The Muslim Brotherhood: The Organization and Policies of a Global Islamist Movement by Barry Rubin2010
Religion, National Identity, and Confessional Politics in Lebanon: The Challenge of Islamism by Robert G. Rabil2011

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Series Editor: Barry Rubin

"The Middle East in Focus Series seeks to bring the best, most accurate expertise to bear for understanding the Middle East’s countries, issues, and problems. This region has become the world’s most controversial, crisis-ridden, and yet least-understood region. Taking new perspectives on the area that has undergone the most dramatic changes, the resulting books are designed to be balanced, accurate, and comprehensive compendiums of both facts and analysis presented clearly for both experts and the general reader."
From the Palgrave MacMillan series page

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