The Iraq War and Its Consequences: Thoughts of Nobel Peace Laureates and Eminent Scholars

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An extraordinary collection of essays on the recently concluded Iraq War by Nobel Peace laureates and leading scholars. The Iraq War and its Consequences is the First and Only book that brings together more than 30 Nobel Peace laureates and eminent scholars to offer opinions, analyses and insights on the war that has drawn both widespread opposition and strong support. In this intellectually captivating book, Professor Irwin Abrams, considered the leading authority world-wide on the history of the Nobel Peace ...
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Overview

An extraordinary collection of essays on the recently concluded Iraq War by Nobel Peace laureates and leading scholars. The Iraq War and its Consequences is the First and Only book that brings together more than 30 Nobel Peace laureates and eminent scholars to offer opinions, analyses and insights on the war that has drawn both widespread opposition and strong support. In this intellectually captivating book, Professor Irwin Abrams, considered the leading authority world-wide on the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Antioch University, as well as Professor Wang Gungwu, renowned historian and Director of the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore, have collected works of notable laureates and scholars from diverse backgrounds. The Nobel Peace laureates and eminent scholars, together, expound on the consequences and impacts of the Iraq War – an effort that has not been made before. In conclusion, there are two sermons by Gunnar Stålsett, Bishop of Oslo.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812385901
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Pt. I Contributions from Nobel Peace Prize Winners
War is Anachronistic, An Outmoded Approach 5
Importance of Nonviolence and Harmony 7
The United Nations Left Us No Option But to Act 11
Iraq and Preemptive Self-Defense 17
The Post-Cold War and the Unipolar World: Can the U.S. Lead? 49
Seismic Change in Nuclear Policy 65
The Nuclear Issue: Pugwash and the Policies of the Bush Administration 69
American Leadership in a Globalised World: 9/11, Iraq and Beyond 81
Iraq After First (1991) Gulf War 91
Picking up the Pieces in Gaza 107
Open Letter to Belligerents 111
A Second Moment of Hope 113
At a Time of Our Own Choosing: A Quaker Reflection on the War in Iraq 119
The International Peace Bureau Seeks a World Without War 127
Some Legal Aspects of the Military Operation in Iraq 137
Pt. II Contributions from Eminent Scholars
Wars of Terror 147
Rumors of War 171
The Hidden Costs of War: How the Bush Doctrine is Undermining Democracy in Iraq And Democracy in America 175
What Future for the UN Charter System of War Prevention? Reflections on the Iraq War 195
Iraq: Educational Renewal for an Arab Renaissance? 215
Warning from History: Why Iraq is Not Japan 235
Kirkuk: An Eyewitness Account 245
Lifting the Fog of War 249
Is the Human Rights Era Over? Reflections on the Asia-Pacific Post-September 11th 257
Dealing with Rights-Abusing Regimes Without Going to War 279
Alternatives to War on Iraq, North Korea and Iran 287
Missing in Action: The Iraq Museum and the Human Past 295
Reflections on the Looting of the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad 319
End of a Dictator 337
Iraq: Collective Punishment in War and Peace 343
Multilateral Organizations After the U.S.-Iraq War 359
War Talk 375
Multilateralism and American Power 399
The Burden of Nation-Building in Postwar Iraq 403
Moral Courage and Civil Society: Lessons from Yugoslavia 409
The Iraq War and the Dialogue Among Civilizations 425
Pt. III Sermons in Closing ...
A Sermon of Sorrow 433
A Memorial Service on the UN Tragedy 439
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