War in Iraq

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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume ...
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Overview

The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.
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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 10 Up—This collection of 21 essays reprinted from a variety of magazines and newspapers aims to provide a broad, international overview of the complex issues surrounding the conflict. The four chapters cover the war as it relates to United States foreign relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, international terrorism, and democracy. Pairs of opposing arguments are presented in essays such as "The United States Invaded Iraq to Protect Israel" and "Israel's Influence in Launching the Iraq War Is Often Overstated." The arrangement and selection of material encourage readers to consider the wider implications of the decision to go to war, especially as it affects Middle Eastern policies and attitudes. This work will be a useful tool in current-events classes, and its evenhanded approach offers plenty of substance for classroom discussions.—Rebecca Donnelly, Loma Colorado Public Library, Rio Rancho, NM
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737741636
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 4/17/2009
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 The Iraq War and International Relations

1 France Opposed the U.S.-Led Invasion Because of a Special Relationship Between Paris and Baghdad Amir Taheri 21

2 Iran Has Expanded Its Influence in the Middle East as a Result of the Iraq War Suzanne Maloney 29

3 Denmark Supported the Invasion of Iraq to Show Solidarity with the United States Frank Laybourn 36

4 The United States Undermined International Stability When It Invaded Iraq Hans Blix 42

5 The United States' Invasion of Iraq Was a Positive Development for International Relations Robert Kagan William Kristol 47

Periodical Bibliography 61

Chapter 2 The Iraq War and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

1 The United States and France Have Different Approaches to Iraq and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Justin Vaisse 63

2 The Arab-Israeli Conflict Must Be Resolved to Achieve U.S. Goals in the Middle East Patrick Seale 74

3 Resolving the Arab-Israeli Conflict Will Not End the Iraq War Colin Rubenstein 81

4 The Ongoing Conflicts in Iraq and Israel Should Be Resolved by the Arab League Richard Seymour 86

5 The United States Invaded Iraq to Protect Israel Emad Mekay 94

6 Israel's Influence in Launching the Iraq War Is Often Overstated Dore Gold 102

Periodical Bibliography 113

Chapter 3 The Iraq War and International Terrorism

1 The United Kingdom's Domestic Terrorist Threat Results from Factors Besides the War Rod Liddle 115

2 Withdrawing U.S. Forces from Iraq Will Increase Islamic Extremism Reuel Marc Gerecht 123

3 Indonesia and Other Countries Have Made Some Progress in Counterterrorism, in Spite of the Iraq War Maria Moscaritolo 138

4 American and British Intelligence ReportsIndicate a Rise in Terrorism Due to the Iraq War Neil Mackay 145

Periodical Bibliography 156

Chapter 4 The Iraq War and Democracy

1 The United Kingdom and Partners Have Helped Iraq Toward Democratic Self-Governance Tony Blair 158

2 The United Kingdom Has Failed in Efforts to Promote Stability and Democracy in Iraq David Wearing 170

3 The United States' Inability to Stabilize Iraq Has Undermined Efforts to Promote Democracy Harold E. Rogers Jr. 178

4 The U.S. Military Presence in Iraq Is Essential for Iraqi Democracy Steven Groves 188

5 Iraq's Ongoing Civil Strife Is a Struggle Between Democracy and Dictatorship Howar Ziad 202

6 Iraq Needs an Authoritarian Regime, Not a Democracy Yossi Alpher 208

Periodical Bibliography 214

For Further Discussion 215

Organizations to Contact 218

Bibliography of Books 223

Index 228

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