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Woodrow Wilson Center Press shares in the mission of the Wilson Center by publishing outstanding scholarly and public policy books for a global readership. Written by the Center’s worldwide network of scholars and its expert staff, our books concentrate on subjects of the Center’s greatest strength, especially energy, security, environmental and social resiliance, urban studies, US foreign policy, Cold War history, and area studies.  The press is an associate member of the Association of American University Presses.

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Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003: Ba'thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith

Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003: Ba'thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith by Amatzia Baram
Amatzia Baram
Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003 offers an intellectual history of the Baʿth Party from the 1940s through 2003. Amatzia Baram focuses on the transition from its early insistence on “unity, freedom, and socialism” to its Islamization by the time it was toppled by US forces in 2003.

“This is a major work which will change our interpretation of Iraq’s recent history.”—Phebe Marr, Middle East Institute

“Documentation is meticulous, and the comparisons that Iraqis make with their counterparts in Syria and Iran are riveting…. Many books have been written on Iraq, but none to date offers such a persuasive account of the Baʿth régime’s inner logic.”—Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth College

Current Releases

Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions by Elton Skendaj

Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions

Elton Skendaj

In shaping the institutions of a new country, what interventions from international actors lead to success and failure? Creating Kosovo highlights efforts to build Kosovo's police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service, and challenges the premise that local “ownership” leads to more effective state bureaucracies.

Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003: Ba'thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith by Amatzia Baram

Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003: Ba'thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith

Amatzia Baram

Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003 offers an intellectual history of the Baʿth Party from the 1940s through 2003. Amatzia Baram focuses on the transition from its early insistence on “unity, freedom, and socialism” to its Islamization by the time it was toppled by US forces in 2003.

Beijing's Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949–1991 by Shu Guang Zhang

Beijing's Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949-1991

Shu Guang Zhang

Beijing’s Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949–1991 describes China’s use of economic instruments in pursuit of foreign policy goals from the foundation of the People’s Republic to the end of the Cold War.

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014 by Yair Hirschfeld

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014

Yair Hirschfeld

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014 is an important insider account of a crucial set of negotiations aimed at settling a seemingly endless conflict.

Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989, edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel

Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989

Gender and the Long Postwar examines gender politics during the post–World War II period and the Cold War in the United States and East and West Germany. 

Woodrow Wilson Center Press Reviews

Great Powers, Small Wars: Asymmetric Conflict since 1945

 

Larisa Deriglazova

“It should be on the shelf of every scholar of military or political science, because it provides not only a useful analytical tool, but also a solid theoretical foundation to its use.”
—Peter A. Kiss, War in History

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