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Iraq And The Second Gulf War

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This important study seeks to address the issues of state building and regime security as key variables affecting and determining a foreign policy-making process during a crisis and confrontation. Mohamedou proceeds from the notion that decision makers' dispositions matter their worldview, ideology, beliefs, and axioms play a role in state building as well as the historical operational environment (societal, regional, and international). The case this study is concerned with is the Second Gulf War, initiated on ...

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Overview

This important study seeks to address the issues of state building and regime security as key variables affecting and determining a foreign policy-making process during a crisis and confrontation. Mohamedou proceeds from the notion that decision makers' dispositions matter their worldview, ideology, beliefs, and axioms play a role in state building as well as the historical operational environment (societal, regional, and international). The case this study is concerned with is the Second Gulf War, initiated on August 2, 1990, with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and which came to an end on February 28, 1991, after a military confrontation between Iraq and an international coalition of twenty-eight countries led by the United States of America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572920965
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Abbreviations
Glossary
Foreword
Preface
Introduction 1
1 Foreign Policy Analysis Review 9
2 State-Building and Regime Security: A Framework of Analysis 45
3 History of the Iraqi State 73
4 Iraq's Policy-making Process During the Second Gulf War 121
5 Evaluation of the Process 173
Summary and Conclusions 195
Chronology 203
Bibliography 247
Index 279
About the Author 283
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