Military historian Andrew Bacevich recounts the failed U.S. military effort over several decades to "fix" the Islamic world, explaining what went wrong and why.
Mark Kukis is a PhD student in American history and international relations at Boston University. Kukis worked for a decade as a journalist before undertaking doctoral studies, including three years as a correspondent for Time magazine in Iraq. His writing has also appeared in the New Republic and Salon, among other places. His most recent book is Voices from Iraq: A People’s History, 2003-2009 (Columbia University Press, 2011), an oral history of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq as told by Iraqis. As an undergraduate Kukis studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.