Phebe Marr is a noted scholar and historian of the modern Middle East and a leading consultant and commentator on Iraqi politics. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Middle East Journal and on the Board of Directors of the Hollings Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for International and Strategic Studies and the Middle East Institute. She has published numerous scholarly articles and chapters and has taught Middle Eastern history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and California State University, Stanislaus.
Ibrahim Al-Marashi is Associate Professor of Middle East History at California State University San Marcos. He is the co-author of Iraq’s Armed Forces: An Analytical History.