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, I was based at the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) at the University of Jordan. I thank the entire CSS staff for their assistance and their humor. And during that year, as well as in all subsequent trips, I am especially indebted to the support and generosity of Mustafa Hamamch, director of the CSS, who helped me launch the very first set of interviews and who really helped me get my research under way for this book. I also thank Hani Hourani and the staff of the Al-Urdun al-Jadid (New Jordan) Research Center for their excellent work. As the bibliography makes clear, I have benefited greatly from the impressive work of both Al-Urdun al-Jadid and the CSS.