Country and regional studies.

PositionBOOKS RECEIVED--2008-2009

Abboud, Samer & Ferdinand Arslanian. Syria's Economy and the Transition Paradigm. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008. Paper $14.95.

Al-Baz, Rania. Disfigured: A Saudi Woman's Story of Triumph over Violence. Translated by Catherine Spencer. Northampton, MA: Interlink Publishers, 2009. Paper $15.00.

Ayoob, Mohammed & Hasan Kosebalaban. Editors. Religion and Politics in Saudi Arabia: Wahhabism and the State. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008. Hardcover $49.95.

Bennis, Phyllis. Ending the Iraq War: A Primer. Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2008. Paper $10.00.

Chiozza, Giacomo . Anti-Americanism and the American World Order. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press, 2009. Paper $25.00.

Dawisha, Adeeb. Iraq: A Political History from Independence to Occupation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009. Hardcover $ 29.95.

Firro, Kais M. Metamorphosis of the Nation (al-Umma): The Rise of Arabism and Minorities in Syria and Lebanon, 1850-1940. Portland, OR: Sussex Academic Press, 2009. Hardcover $74.50.

Hawker, Ronald. Traditional Architecture of the Arabian Gulf: Building on Desert Tide. Billerica...

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