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Grand ambitions and far-reaching failures: the United States in Iraq

By Toby Dodge

Abstract

Using a range of innovative methods to interrogate US foreign policy, ideology and culture, the book provides a broad set of reflections on past, present and future implications of US-Iraqi relations, and especially the strategic implications for US policy-making. In doing so, it examines several key aspects of relationship such as: the 1958 Iraqi Revolution; the impact of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War; the impact of the Nixon Doctrine on the regional balance of power; US attempts at rapprochement during the 1980s; the 1990-91 Gulf War; and, finally, sanctions and inspections. Analysis of the contemporary Iraq crisis sets US plans against the ‘reality’ they faced in the country, and explores both attempts to bring security to Iraq, and the implications of failure

Topics: E151 United States (General), JZ International relations
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:38841
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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