Hashim forecasts no Sunni day in sight in post-Saddam Iraq


cover of hardcover edition

cover of hardcover edition

I’ve finally finished reading this, after having borrowed it 3 times and not being able to get through it and running up huge library fines as a result. Hashim gives a very detailed, pessimistic account of the origins and motivations of the insurgency, its MOs and participants, and reasons for its continued existence, covering the period Apr 2003 to September 2005. High marks for structure, conceptual approach and readability, but coherence and editing could be far far better improved – I had to endure numerous (for me!) repetitions and grammatical errors. But overall a recommended work. Would like to see Hashim update his work in a 2nd edition, or a sequel, covering the period 2006 to the present.


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