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U.S.-trained architect-turned-author Kanan Makiya, speaks during an interview in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday July 26, 2003. (Manish Swarup/AP)
U.S.-trained architect-turned-author Kanan Makiya, speaks during an interview in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday July 26, 2003. (Manish Swarup/AP)
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Kanan Makiya wrote about the abuses of the Saddam Hussein regime, and argued in support of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He envisioned a new Iraq, led by elite members of society working towards a unified democracy.

He talks with Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti about his latest novel, which explores where post-invasion Iraq went wrong.

Hear the original Radio Boston segment from June 2016.

Guest

Kanan Makiya, professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies at Brandeis University. His latest book is "The Rope: A Novel."

This segment aired on August 24, 2016.

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