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

Dodge, Toby (2008) Grand ambitions and far-reaching failures: the United States in Iraq. In: Ryan, David and Kiely, Patrick, (eds.) The United States and Iraq: Policy-Making, Intervention and Regional Politics. Contemporary security studies.. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 92-102. ISBN 9780415466219

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.routledge.com/
Additional Information: © 2011 Routledge
Library of Congress subject classification: E History America > E151 United States (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International History
Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2011 12:22
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38841/

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