Iraq

Iraq

by Anthony H Cordesman, Ahmed S. Hashim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813332362

ISBN-13: 9780813332369

Pub. Date: 05/01/1997

Publisher: Westview Press


This volume provides analysis of the state of Iraq’s security and of current Western policy toward the country in the wake of the Gulf War. It also examines the political, economic, and security impact of sanctions, Iraq’s future role as an oil exporter, the U.S. policy of “dual containment” in relation to Iraq, and options for dealing with…  See more details below

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This volume provides analysis of the state of Iraq’s security and of current Western policy toward the country in the wake of the Gulf War. It also examines the political, economic, and security impact of sanctions, Iraq’s future role as an oil exporter, the U.S. policy of “dual containment” in relation to Iraq, and options for dealing with Iraq in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813332369
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
CSIS Middle East Dynamic Net Assessment Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1590L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Internal Political Developments Since the Gulf War8
3The Informal Politics of the "Center"12
4The Formal Politics of Iraq's Instruments of State Power36
5The "Periphery": Opposition Movements and Ethnic and Sectarian Issues59
6The "Periphery": Political Alienation and Abuses of Human Rights111
7Sanctions and Economic Instability124
8Oil and Iraqi Export Capabilities161
9External Relations182
10Military Developments211
11The Threat from Iraqi Land Forces233
12The Threat from Iraqi Air and Air Defense Forces263
13The Threat from Iraqi Naval Forces281
14Unconventional Warfare and Terrorism286
15The Threat from Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction290
16The Problem of Policy: Beyond Sanctions and "Dual Containment"344
Sources and Methods360
Notes363
About the Book and Authors394

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