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October 30, 2014

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The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas
by Matthew Duss

The 9/11 tale of an American vigilante and his Bangladeshi immigrant victim

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A Step in the Right Direction
by Neil Bhatiya

Should climate change be left to nation states to resolve? Not on your life.

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The Struggle for Iraq’s Future
by Rozina Ali

Does the rise of Islamic extremism prove that Iraqi democracy was doomed to fail?

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World Supply and Chinese Demand
by Neil Bhatiya

Is Beijing’s appetite for commodities pernicious, or simply pragmatic?

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Trouble in Western Sahara
by Tom Stevenson

Investigating the myths surrounding the struggle over the Western Sahara

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Cricket Won’t Save South Asia
by Fawzia Mahmood

Making the case for normalizing India-Pakistan Relations

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What Arabs Think
by Rami G. Khouri

The Writing of a new Middle East narrative.

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The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat
by Jennifer Rowland

Jennifer Rowland parses the tale of a State Department insider.

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Stumbling to Tehran
by Danny Postel

Danny Postel follows the Leveretts to Tehran.

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Iranians in America
by Chris Ulack

They fled a revolution in the Middle East, to experience discriminatory policies and stereotyping in the West

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The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia
by Laura Kasinof

Laura Kasinof reports on the rise of Al-Qaeda in Yemen

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Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750
by Ira Hubert

Ira Hubert studies the meaning of Chinese history since 1750.

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The Extraordinary Fall of Bo Xilai
by Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz investigates a murder in Chongqing

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That Used to Be Us
by Tarek Selim

Tarek Selim wonders how the U.S. can catch up with China

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Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire
by Matthew Duss

Matthew Duss ponders the problem of Orientalism in Washington

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Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad
by Lara Setrakian

Lara Setrakian examines the rise and fall of Bashar Al-Assad

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Americans Adrift: The Crisis of Values in the Land of Opportunity
by Maggie Severns

Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy. By Christopher Hayes. Crown, 2012. 304 pp.

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Revolution 2.0
by Wendell Steavenson

Wendell Steavenson searches for Wael Ghonim

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What to Learn—or Not—from Early Drafts of History
by Issandr El Amrani

The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East. By Marc Lynch; The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolution. By Marwan Bishara; The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East. By Tariq Ramadan.

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Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
by Jonathan Guyer

Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil. By Timothy Mitchell. Verso, 2011 288 pp.

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Decisions, Decisions
by Sheila Peuchaud

Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. 512 pp.

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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
by Hassan Yassin

Hassan Yassin reflects on the recklessness behind the global economic crisis

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Border Crossings
by Shaden Khallaf

Shaden Khallaf examines how migration enriches our world

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Jeremy Versus Goliath: J Street’s Brave Effort to Promote Peace in the Middle East
by Scott MacLeod

A New Voice for Israel: Fighting for the Survival of the Jewish Nation. By Jeremy Ben-Ami. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 242 pp.

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The Struggle for Iran's Future
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The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future. Edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel. Melville House, 2010. 462 pp.

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This Burning Land
by Jonathan Randal

This Burning Land: Lessons From the Front Lines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. By Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, 2010. 320 pp.

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Polokwane and Beyond: The Struggle for Wealth and Power in the new South Africa
by Nicholas Borain

After Apartheid: Reinventing South Africa? Edited by Ian Shapiro and Kahreen Tebeau. University of Virginia Press, 2011. 368 pp.

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Arab Voices
by Hafez Al Mirazi

Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters. By James Zogby. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 248 pp.

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The Worst-Kept Secret
by Nabil Fahmy

The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb. By Avner Cohen. Columbia University Press, 2010. 416 pp.

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Aftershock
by Joshua Cooper Ramo

Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. By Robert Reich. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 192 pp.

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Global Governance
by Jennifer Bremer

How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance. By Parag Khanna; World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance. By Jonathan G. S. Koppell; The Future of Power. By Joseph S. Nye, Jr.; The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas. By Steven Weber and Bruce W. Jentleson

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From the Gut: Decisions without Reflection
by Shibley Telhami

Decision Points. By George W. Bush. Crown Publishers, 2010. 512 pp.

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