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Friday, September 10, 2010

Political Science Quarterly

Iraq in Transition was reviewed in the fall edition of Political Science Quarterly by Jack J. Porter, a professor at the Citadel. He called it a "noteworthy and significant contribution" to the expanding body of knowledge on Iraq. He goes on, "The exhaustive and detailed analysis of the numerous sub-state groups struggling for political and economic power is perhaps the bookʼs most important contribution." Porter concludes, "Munsonʼs analysis is an incredibly useful summary of the historical lega- cies, social conditions, and policy missteps that brought Iraq to the brink of civil war. His sensitivity to tangible and intangible factors ensures that this book will be useful to both scholars and policymakers alike."