Thomas M. McDonnell (Pace): The West's Colonization of Muslim Land and the Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism. From Al-Ahram, the Arab world's lack of democracy is not the fault of the West, writes Amr Hamzawy. From Boston Review, Jan-Werner Muller on making Muslim democracies. An interview with Kanan Makiya on books on the history of Iraq. The more we learn about how the Iraq War began the worse the story gets. From NYRB, an article on Iraq's ignored victims. Nir Rosen on what America left behind in Iraq: It's even uglier than you think. An interview with Nir Rosen, author of Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America's Wars in the Muslim World (and more). What Arabs really think about Iran: The Arab world might have soured on President Obama, but opinion polls show that they haven't rushed to embrace Iran. We can't stop Iran from going nuclear, so stop pretending that we can. From World Policy Journal, here is a detailed analysis of Iran’s constitution (and more on a too holy constitution). The West is fascinated by the recent alleged attempt to assassinate the President of Iran, but the regime of Ahmadinejad and Ali Khamenei has much bigger problems. Working to educate students and policy makers alike, Abbas Milani believes the current regime in Tehran is doomed, and that its demise may come sooner than many think. Poets and writers are suffocating: What do Iranians read these days? A review of Sexual Politics in Modern Iran by Janet Afary. A review of John R. Bradley's Behind the Veil of Vice: The Business and Culture of Sex in the Middle East. The western myth of Arab men: Some in the west struggle to believe in the existence of secular, modern Arab men who do not oppress women. Oman Holiday: Who benefits from the growth of Middle-Eastern tourism?