Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran
A memoir of books, veils, women, and degradation

Haim Malka, Must Innocents Die? The Islamic Debate over Suicide Attacks
It's okay, if the victims are Israelis

Jonathan Schanzer, The Challenge of Hamas to Fatah
The old guard pays the price of failure

Jacob Tovy, Negotiating the Palestinian Refugees
Much process, zero progress

Eliyahu Kanovsky, Oil: Who's Really Over a Barrel?
There's a shortage, all right-of oil revenue

Martin Kramer, Coming to Terms: Fundamentalists or Islamists?
Tiptoeing through the semantic minefield


Middle Eastern Studies in the United Kingdom
A call for "national renaissance"


Brief Reviews
Glubb Pasha ... the Green Line ... Arabia ... Hizbullah


The Saddam Soliloquy
The Bard marches on Baghdad