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The historian Priya Satia (whose piece on Vice President-elect Kamala Harris we read earlier) chose to begin the chapter from her book
Spies in Arabia with two epigraphs (i.e. short quotations) from the American invasion of Iraq and the so-called War on Terror in the 2000s. Why? What is Satia implying by doing this? What connections or continuities is Satia gesturing to? What, in your view, is the contemporary significance of the history covered in Satias chapter?