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In light of its previous involvement, the U.S. must now be cautious in its approach to the current crisis in Iraq

Ulrichsen, Kristian Coates (2012) In light of its previous involvement, the U.S. must now be cautious in its approach to the current crisis in Iraq. LSE American Politics and Policy (07 Sep 2012). Website.

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Abstract

More than two years after the U.S. pulled its last remaining combat troops out of Iraq, the Obama administration is now confronted with the question of how to respond to the renewed sectarian violence of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS). Kristian Coates Ulrichsen argues that the present crisis in Iraq needs to be seen in the context of the consolidation of power of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki since 2006, who has alienated much of Iraqi society through an increasingly majoritarian rule. He also warns that there is a distinct chance that any further U.S. arms introduced into the conflict may end up in the hands of ISIS or be used by the government to crack down on political opposition.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 10:40
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020 23:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58943

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