A New Iraq: The Gulf War and the Implication for U.S. Policy

A New Iraq: The Gulf War and the Implication for U.S. Policy

by Frederick W. Axelgard


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The volume analyzes the political and economic effects of the Iran-Iraq war upon Iraq, focusing on whether the war has united Iraqi society in a way that has not happened since the country was established in 1920. It opens with an examination of Iraqi political development and U.S. policy toward Iraq. Following is a discussion of the various means of political consolidation of Iraq. The next chapter investigates the growth of Iraqi foreign policy in relation to both the Arab state and the superpowers. The book also predicts the country's ability to hold together under current military and economic pressure. Finally, the author discusses the future of U.S. policy toward Iraq. Policy makers, policy analysts, and scholars in Middle East studies will find this volume to be timely, well reasoned, and informative.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275930141
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/25/1988
Series: The Washington Papers Series , #133
Pages: 139
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1590L (what's this?)

About the Author

FREDERICK W. AXELGARD is a research fellow in Middle East Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Table of Contents


Iraq and the Gulf War: The Broad Picture

Forging a National Consensus: The Political Consolidation of Iraq

The Emergence of Iraqi Foreign Policy

The New Iraq: Challenges for U.S. Policy


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