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About Robert Springborg

Robert Springborg is professor in the department of national security affairs of the Naval Postgraduate School and programme manager for the middle east for the Center for Civil-Military Relations in Monterey, California. His books include (as editor) Oil and Democracy in Iraq (Saqi, 2007); (with James A Brill) Development Models in Muslim Contexts: Chinese, ‘Islamic’ and Neo-Liberal Alternatives (Edinburgh University Press, 2009); and (with Clement M Henry) Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 2010)

Articles by Robert Springborg

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Uncle Sam in Iraq: the war of narratives

The United States occupation of Iraq is five years old. Has it played the role of a bumbling fool or a conniving neo-colonial? Robert Springborg assesses the argument over America’s role and future in one of the most contested of all modern wars.
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