Iraq After America

Author: Joel Rayburn
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
ISBN: 0817916962
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Iraq After America from the Author: Joel Rayburn. More than a decade after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, most studies of the Iraq conflict focus on the twin questions of whether the United States should have entered Iraq in 2003 and whether it should have exited in 2011, but few have examined the new Iraqi state and society on its own merits. Iraq after America examines the government and the sectarian and secular factions that have emerged in Iraq since the U.S. invasion of 2003, presenting the interrelations among the various elements in the Iraqi political scene. The book traces the origins of key trends in recent Iraqi history to explain the political and social forces that produced them, particularly during the intense period of civil war between 2003 and 2009. Along the way, the author looks at some of the most significant players in the new Iraq, explaining how they have risen to prominence and what their aims are. The author identifies the three trends that dominate Iraq's post-U.S. political order: authoritarianism, sectarianism, and Islamist resistance, tracing their origins and showing how they have created a toxic political and social brew, preventing Iraq's political elite from resolving the fundamental roots of conflict that have wracked that country since 2003 and before. He concludes by examining some aspects of the U.S. legacy in Iraq, analyzing what it means for the United States and others that, after more than a decade of conflict, Iraq's communities—and its political class in particular—have not yet found a way to live together in peace.

Sold Out Us Foreign Policy Iraq The Kurds And The Cold War

Author: Bryan R. Gibson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 113751714X
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Sold Out Us Foreign Policy Iraq The Kurds And The Cold War from the Author: Bryan R. Gibson. This book analyzes the ways in which US policy toward Iraq was dictated by America's broader Cold War strategy between 1958 and 1975. While most historians have focused on 'hot' Cold War conflicts such as Cuba, Vietnam, and Afghanistan, few have recognized Iraq's significance as a Cold War battleground. This book argues that US decisions and actions were designed to deny the Soviet Union influence over Iraq and to create a strategic base in the oil-rich Gulf region. Using newly available primary sources and interviews, this book reveals new details on America's decision-making toward and actions against Iraq during the height of the Cold War and shows where Iraq fits into the broader historiography of the Cold War in the Middle East. Further, it raises important questions about widely held misperceptions of US-Iraqi relations, such as the CIA's alleged involvement in the 1963 Ba'thist coup and the theory that the US sold out the Kurds in 1975.

American Idol After Iraq

Author: Nathan Gardels
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444310504
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American Idol After Iraq from the Author: Nathan Gardels. This dazzling little book explores the role of US media in foreign policy, not only at the present moment, but with an eye to the future. Written by a veteran Hollywood film executive and an internationally known columnist in foreign affairs Explains how American movies, TV shows, and pop music provide the images of America to the rest of the world, and the rest of the world to Americans Includes discussions of the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed Danish daily newspapers, Tibetan monks censored out of Chinese TV news reports only to show up on You Tube, and the Vatican's assault on the Da Vinci Code movie Argues that Hollywood is a key player in the 'deep coalition' required to support a 'smart power' foreign policy and build a global cultural infrastructure that will make the world safe for interdependence

Author: Майкл Вайс, Хасан Хасан
Publisher: Альпина Паблишер
ISBN: 5961440680
Size: 17.75 MB
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from the Author: Майкл Вайс, Хасан Хасан. После того как в июне 2014 года «Исламское государство» захватило иракский город Мосул и объявило о создании всемирного халифата, политики, политологи и журналисты разных стран задались вопросами: откуда взялась эта группировка и каковы ее истинные цели? До сих пор мало кто может дать на них четкие ответы. А между тем на сегодняшний день ИГ превратилась в одну из самых опасных организаций в истории человечества и, стерев границы государств, взяла под свой контроль территорию, сравнимую по площади с Великобританией. Массовые казни, этнические чистки, разрушение исторических памятников, официальное возрождение рабства — этот список ее преступлений далеко не полон. Современная цивилизация стоит перед лицом новой глобальной угрозы. Чтобы остановить ее, необходимо точно знать, что она собой представляет. Журналисты Майкл Вайс и Хасан Хасан не один год вели репортажи из Сирии и Ирака. Их книга написана на основе личного опыта и десятков интервью с бывшими военными и представителями разведслужб США, западными дипломатами, сирийскими и иракскими правозащитниками, боевиками ИГ, агентами-нелегалами, а также простыми жителями региона.

America And Europe After September 11 And Iraq

Author: Sarwar A. Kashmeri
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275993016
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America And Europe After September 11 And Iraq from the Author: Sarwar A. Kashmeri. The alliance is dead, cannot be fixed, and must be renegotiated."--BOOK JACKET

Isis

Author: Michael Weiss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1682450201
Size: 23.89 MB
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Isis from the Author: Michael Weiss. Hardcover edition has a map on the endpapers.

Counter Jihad

Author: Brian Glyn Williams
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812248678
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Counter Jihad from the Author: Brian Glyn Williams. Counter Jihad is a sweeping account of America's military campaigns in the Islamic world. Revising our understanding of what was once known as the War on Terror, it provides a retrospective on the extraordinary series of conflicts that saw the United States deploy more than two and a half million men and women to fight in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Brian Glyn Williams traces these unfolding wars from their origins in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan through U.S. Central Command's ongoing campaign to "degrade and destroy" the hybrid terrorist group known as ISIS. Williams takes readers on a journey beginning with the 2001 U.S. overthrow of the Taliban, to the toppling of Saddam Hussein, to the unexpected emergence of the notorious ISIS "Caliphate" in the Iraqi lands that the United States once occupied. Counter Jihad is the first history of America's military operations against radical Islamists, from the Taliban-controlled Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, to ISIS's headquarters in the deserts of central Syria, giving both generalists and specialists an overview of events that were followed by millions but understood by few. Williams provides the missing historical context for the rise of the terror group ISIS out of the ashes of Saddam Hussein's secular Baathist Iraq, arguing that it is only by carefully exploring the recent past can we understand how this jihadist group came to conquer an area larger than Britain and spread havoc from Syria to Paris to San Bernardino.

America S Challenges In The Greater Middle East

Author: S. Akbarzadeh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023011959X
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America S Challenges In The Greater Middle East from the Author: S. Akbarzadeh. Barack Obama has faced many challenges in reversing U.S. policy on the Middle East. This book highlights points of resistance to Obama's efforts regarding U.S. foreign policy and what lessons may be learned from this experience for the remainder of his presidency and his potential second term in office.