Guest Editors' Notes.
The imposition of United Nations Security Council sanctions on Iraq in 1990 has essentially cornered the Iraqi people in a death trap between the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and the tyranny of the UN Security Council. The toll on the Iraqi people is genocidal and has continued for more than a decade in the full view of the international community. We have edited this issue on Iraq: Sanctions and the World now "in order that serious investigation of the Arabs might begin," as heralded by Said and Abu-Lughod in the first issue of ASQ, "at a time when in the West at least, no such opportunity or possibility exists" in scholarly forums devoted to Middle East studies.
We want to express our gratitude to the current editors of ASQ, especially Ghada H. Talhami and William W. Haddad, who have maintained the journal's commitment to discriminate "between good and bad scholarship, between a version of the truth and an ideological fiction," as the founding editors promised, and "between originality and lackluster derivativeness."
Tareq and Jacqueline Ismael
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|Author:||Ismael, Jacqueline S.|
|Publication:||Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Sep 22, 2001|
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