A War Too Far: Iran, Iraq, and the New American Century

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $83.35
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 16%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $83.35   
  • New (5) from $97.13   
  • Used (2) from $83.35   


There are few today who can claim that the US occupation of Iraq has been a success, for Iraq or the US. A War Too Far takes this on by looking back on the many unanswered questions about the invasion itself. What was the real reason for the Iraq War? Did George Bush ever have a strategy to confront al-Qaida in one arena? How does the invasion alter Iraq's relationship with Iran? And what does this mean for the future?

World-renowned security expert Paul Rogers tackles these questions, offering a uniquely insightful analysis of events during and after the war. Examining the delicate balance of power in Iraq, he explores the options for a US exit strategy, and how the invasion affects America's relationship with Iran.

Paul Rogers predicted in 2000 that the US would experience a terrorist attack on its own soil. Subsequent events proved how accurate he was. This book is required reading for students, journalists, policy-makers and anyone interested in getting the whole story about the dangerous consequences of the latest American venture in the Middle East.

Paul Rogers explores:

- The neo-conservative vision of a US-dominated Middle East
- The oil link – Iraq's significance in energy geopolitics
- Links with Israel – the development of close military cooperation between the US and Israeli military
- The growing possibility of a war on Iran and its potential repercussions

Praise for Paul Rogers's previous book Iraq and the War on Terror:

"Incisive, elegant, profound: if you want to understand what happened and why, you should start here."
- George Monbiot

"Paul Rogers is a secular prophet for our troubled age. This analysis should be required reading in the Pentagon."
- David Loyn, BBC

"Paul Rogers has proved himself, time and again, to be a dispassionate analyst of events in Iraq...this is a must read."
- Tom Walker, The Sunday Times

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Paul Rogers's previous book 'Iraq and the War on Terror':

'Incisive, elegant, profound: if you want to understand what happened and why, you should start here.' George Monbiot 'Paul Rogers is a secular prophet for our troubled age. This analysis should be required reading in the Pentagon.' —David Loyn, BBC

'Paul Rogers has proved himself, time and again, to be a dispassionate analyst of events in Iraq...this is a must read.' —Tom Walker, The Sunday Times

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745324326
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 2/13/2006
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.77 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University where he teaches course on international security, arms control and political violence. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and his publications include 15 books and over 100 papers. He is a frequent broadcaster on international security issues on international and national networks including the BBC, C4, CNN, US National Public Radio and Radio France International. His previous books include Losing Control: Second Edition (Pluto Press, 2002) and A War on Terror (Pluto Press, 2004).
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. War
2. Aftermath
3. The insurgency takes root
4. Overstretch
5. The Israel factor
6. Oil and the war
7. Fallujah
8. Next: Iran?
9. Endless war
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)