Into the Long War: Oxford Research Group International Security Report 2006

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Iraq stands on the edge of civil war. As sectarian killings escalate, and troops become more deeply entrenched, is there any prospect of an exit strategy? Leading security expert Paul Rogers examines events in Iraq since May 2005 and how they impact on other countries including Afghanistan, Iran and the wider Middle East. Bringing together the extensive analysis of the renowned Oxford Research Group, the book charts a tumultuous period in the conflict, including a wider international perspective on the terrorist attacks in London and Sharm al Sheik, and an assessment of how US public opinion has changed as the war drags on. Tackling events in chronological order, Rogers offers a clear and compelling account of an invasion that was meant to take a matter of weeks - and that now threatens to engulf an entire region for any years to come.

About the Author:
Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University and Global Security Consultant to Oxford Research Group

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745326122
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 12/7/2006
  • Series: International Security Report Series , #2006
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.63 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and he is the author of 21 books including A War Too Far (2005) and Losing Control (2000/2002). He is a frequent broadcaster on international security issues on international and national networks.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     6
Acknowledgements     x
The Context for a Long War     1
US Options in Iraq-May 2005     15
Iraq, Afghanistan and US Public Opinion - June 2005     24
London, Sharm al-Sheikh and the al-Qaida Movement - July 2005     33
Gaza in Context - August 2005     43
The US Military and the 'War on Terror' - September 2005     53
Iraq in a Wider Perspective - October 2005     62
The Politics of War - November 2005     70
Control without the Consequences - December 2005     79
Iraq, Afghanistan and now Iran Once Again - January 2006     85
Iraq, Three Years On - February 2006     94
Iran, Sliding to War? - March 2006     102
From Cold War to Long War - April 2006     110
Endless War?     119
Notes     139
Index     157
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