Joseph Sassoon

Joseph Sassoon teaches at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, part of the School for Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His expertise includes history, politics, and political economy of the Arab world. He has published three books, the last one won the British-Kuwait Prize for the best book on the Middle East in 2013 and was titled: Saddam Hussein’s Ba`th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime, published by Cambridge University Press.

Books in order of publication:

Economic Policy in Iraq, 1932-1950 – 1987

The Iraqi Refugees: The New Crisis in the Middle East – 2008

Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime – 2011

Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics – 2016

The Global Merchants: The Enterprise and Extravagance of the Sassoon Dynasty – 2022

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