Could a New Dictatorship Arise in Iraq? Robert Siegel talks with Middle East scholar William Polk about his new book, Understanding Iraq: The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British Mandate to the American Occupation. Polk fears that this could be a period of transition from one dictator to the next in Iraq.
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Could a New Dictatorship Arise in Iraq?

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Could a New Dictatorship Arise in Iraq?

Could a New Dictatorship Arise in Iraq?

Could a New Dictatorship Arise in Iraq?

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Robert Siegel talks with Middle East scholar William Polk about his new book, Understanding Iraq: The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British Mandate to the American Occupation. Polk fears that this could be a period of transition from one dictator to the next in Iraq.

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