Brown Bag Summary

Febuary 12, 2008

Is Iraq Viable?

Prof. Kanan Makiya
Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Brandeis University 

Prof. Kanan Makiya ponders the question of sectarianism inIraq through the prism of Saddam Hussein's execution. Prof. Makiyachallenges the perspective that the current sectarian divisionprecludes a unified, viable, and functioning Iraqi state, whilecarefully outlining the historical fluidity of identity and internalalliances in Iraq. 

For a full analysis please see Prof. Makiya's Middle East Brief "Is Iraq Viable?"