Surging Out of Iraq

Surging Out of Iraq
Author: Steven J. Costel
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781604560237
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surging Out of Iraq Book Excerpt:

Due to political realities, America seems about to take steps to leave Iraq within 1 or 2 years in large numbers -- an outward surge. Yet because of the geopolitical significance of the region, vast oil reserves and the rampant terrorist activities -- wholesale retreat will not be easy and perhaps not even desirable. This book brings together important analyses dealing with the current status in Iraq as well as projecting a post-war Iraq.

Iraq After the Surge

Iraq After the Surge
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Counterinsurgency
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Temperature Rising

Temperature Rising
Author: Nader Uskowi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2018-11-09
ISBN: 1538121743
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temperature Rising Book Excerpt:

The story of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and 200,000 Shia militias fighting to establish an arc of influence across the Middle East.

Walzer Just War and Iraq

Walzer  Just War and Iraq
Author: Ronan O'Callaghan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 1317382439
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walzer Just War and Iraq Book Excerpt:

In recent years questions of ethical responsibility and justice in war have become increasingly significant in international relations. This focus has been precipitated by United States (U.S.) led invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. In turn, Western conceptions of ethical responsibility have been largely informed by human rights based understandings of morality. This book directly addresses the question of what it means to act ethically in times of war by drawing upon first-hand accounts of U.S. war fighting in Iraq during the 2003 invasion and occupation. The book focuses upon the prominent rights based justification of war of Michael Walzer. Through an in-depth critical reading of Walzer’s work, this title demonstrates the broader problems implicit to human rights based justifications of war and elucidates an alternative account of ethical responsibility: ethics as response. Putting forward a compelling case for people to remain troubled and engaged with questions of ethical responsibility in war, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars in a range of areas including international relations theory, ethics and security studies.

Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

Historical Dictionary of the Kurds
Author: Michael M. Gunter
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN: 9780810875074
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of the Kurds Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kurds greatly expands on the first edition through an updated chronology, an introductory essay, an expanded bibliography, maps, photos, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics.

History Crime

History   Crime
Author: Thomas J. Kehoe,Jeffrey E. Pfeifer
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN: 1801177007
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History Crime Book Excerpt:

Revealing the cross utility potential of multiple disciplines to advance knowledge in crime studies, History & Crime showcases new research into crime from across the interdisciplinary perspectives of early modern and modern history, criminology, forensic psychology, and legal studies.

Surging South of Baghdad The 3rd Infantry Division

Surging South of Baghdad  The 3rd Infantry Division
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1437981194
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Surge

Surge
Author: Peter R. Mansoor
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN: 0300199163
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surge Book Excerpt:

“The definitive account . . . A fascinating combination of grand strategy and personal vignettes” (Max Boot, The Wall Street Journal). Finalist for the 2013 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History Surge is an insider’s view of the most decisive phase of the Iraq War. After exploring the dynamics of the war during its first three years, the book takes the reader on a journey to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where the controversial new US Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency doctrine was developed; to Washington, DC, and the halls of the Pentagon, where the joint chiefs of staff struggled to understand the conflict; to the streets of Baghdad, where soldiers worked to implement the surge and reenergize the flagging war effort before the Iraqi state splintered; and to the halls of Congress, where Amb. Ryan Crocker and Gen. David Petraeus testified in some of the most contentious hearings in recent history. Using newly declassified documents, unpublished manuscripts, interviews, author notes, and published sources, Surge explains how President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Ambassador Crocker, General Petraeus, and other US and Iraqi political and military leaders shaped the surge from the center of the maelstrom in Baghdad and Washington. “This is one of the best books to emerge from the Iraq War. I expect it will be remembered as one of the most insightful accounts from an insider of the key ‘surge’ phase of that conflict. The chapter on the Sunni Awakening especially stands out as a terrific overview of that critical development.” —Thomas E. Ricks, author of Fiasco

State Renaissance for Peace

State Renaissance for Peace
Author: Emmanuel H. D. De Groof
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN: 1108603777
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State Renaissance for Peace Book Excerpt:

After 1989, the function of transitional governance changed. It became a process whereby transitional authorities introduce a constitutional transformation on the basis of interim laws. In spite of its domestic nature, it also became an international project and one with formidable ambitions: ending war, conflict or crisis by reconfiguring the state order. This model attracted international attention, from the UN Security Council and several regional organisations, and became a playing field of choice in international politics and diplomacy. Also without recourse to armed force, international actors could impact a state apparatus – through state renaissance. This book zooms in on the non-forcible aspects of conflict-related transitional governance while focusing on the transition itself. This study shows that, neither transitional actors nor external actors must respect specific rules when realising or contributing to state renaissance. The legal limits to indirectly provoking regime change are also being unveiled.

Iraq

Iraq
Author: Geoff Simons
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2016-01-13
ISBN: 1349247634
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iraq Book Excerpt:

This book presents a broad history of Iraq, from the earliest times to the present, with particular attention to the emergence of modern Iraq in the twentieth century, the power struggles that led to the rise of Saddam Hussein, and recent events such as the Iran-Iraq war, the 1990-91 Gulf crisis, and the continuing depiction of Iraq as a 'pariah' nation. Detailed information is included, much of it unsympathetic to western propaganda, to encourage a deeper understanding and a deeper ethical perception of the 'Iraq Question'.

Iraq From Sumer To Saddam

Iraq  From Sumer To Saddam
Author: Geoff Simons,Judy S. DeLoache
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 406
Release: 1993-11-29
ISBN: 1349231479
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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After Iraq

After Iraq
Author: Gwynne Dyer
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-02-19
ISBN: 9781429986434
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Iraq Book Excerpt:

"The Iraqi state that was formed in the aftermath of the First World War has come to an end. Its successor state is struggling to be born in an environment of crises and chaos." ---Ali Allawi, Iraq's former Minister of Defense Allawi is not exaggerating. The disastrous American invasion of Iraq that has led to the destruction of the Iraqi state and the subsequent defeat of U.S. military power has finally destabilized the entire Middle East---a region that has been tightly controlled by European and American powers and that has changed little, politically, in forty years. But, in losing the war in Iraq, the United States has lost the will to maintain the status quo in the Middle East, and the forces unleashed by the destruction of Iraq will go on to shape the future of the region in a way that no one can predict. As Gwynne Dyer argues in After Iraq, the Middle East is about to change fundamentally, and everything is now up for grabs: regimes, ethnic pecking orders within states, even national borders themselves are liable to change without notice. Five years from now there could be an Islamic Republic of Arabia, an independent Kurdistan, a Muslim cold war between Sunnis and Shias, almost anything you care to imagine. Written with clarity, intelligence, and Dyer's trademark dark humor, After Iraq is essential reading for anyone wanting an informed historical perspective on the future of one of the most important and volatile regions in the world.

The Scourging of Iraq

The Scourging of Iraq
Author: Geoff Simons
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1996-09-18
ISBN: 1349249211
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scourging of Iraq Book Excerpt:

The Scourging of Iraq describes the impact of the 1991 Gulf War and subsequent economic sanctions on the Iraqi people. Evidence is presented to show that food and medicine are being denied to the civilian population, and that this involves a gross violation of the 1977 Protocol 1 addition to the 1949 Geneva Convention, which includes the words: 'Starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited'. Sanctions are considered in a historical, political and legal context, with particular attention to how the economic blockade may be seen as a criminal violation of UN resolutions and the UN Genocide Convention.

The Scourging of Iraq

The Scourging of Iraq
Author: G. Simons
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2016-01-18
ISBN: 0230505430
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scourging of Iraq Book Excerpt:

The Scourging of Iraq describes the impact of the 1991 Gulf War and subsequent economic sanctions on the Iraqi people. Evidence is presented to show that food and medicine are being denied to the civilian population, and that this involves a gross violation of the 1977 Protocol 1 addition to the 1949 Geneva Convention, which includes the words: 'Starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited'. Sanctions are considered in a historical, political and legal context, with particular attention to how the economic blockade may be seen as a criminal violation of UN resolutions and the UN Genocide Convention.

Born in Baghdad

Born in Baghdad
Author: Heskel M. Haddad
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2004-09
ISBN: 0595327087
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born in Baghdad Book Excerpt:

In Baghdad, Iraq, in 1939, nine-year-old Heskel Haddad, then the most fervent of Iraqi nationalists, first heard a fellow Iraqi call him "lousy Jew." Iraq, which for centuries was called Babylon, housed the world's oldest continuing Jewish community, largely concentrated in the capital city of Baghdad. By the late 1930's spurred by pro-Nazi elements, the Arab community had become increasingly anti-Semitic. On the eve of the holy day of Shuvuot, small roving bands of M'silmin killed 900 Jews in Baghdad, among them Heskel Haddad's cousin, his closest friend, who had been stabbed in the back and left to die in slow agony. Heskel Haddad swore the solemn oath to avenge his cousin, and began to organize an underground movement to protect his fellow Jews from further slaughter. As conditions worsened in Iraq, more and more Jews dreamed of escaping to Israel, but attempts to flee through Syria and Trans-Jordan meant death in the desert or at the hands of the Bedouin. The only way out was into neighboring Persia, now called Iran. Between 1948 and 1950, the Underground led 20,000 Jews to safety. An anonymous informer put Haddad on the "wanted list," and eventually Haddad was forced to leave Iraq forever. After a grueling journey through the desert into Iran, Haddad was forced to leave Iraq forever. After a grueling journey through the desert into Iran, Haddad arrived in Israel, where he was reunited with his family, which had left Iraq penniless as a result of the mass expulsion of Jews. Born in Baghdad is a gripping, richly atmospheric book about exotic lands poised between ancient tradition and modern change-and about the human values that must ultimately transcend both.

Military Review

Military Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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America Technology and Strategic Culture

America  Technology and Strategic Culture
Author: Brice Harris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-08-26
ISBN: 113597246X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Technology and Strategic Culture Book Excerpt:

This book analyses the American way of war within the context of Clausewitzian theory. In doing so, it draws conclusions about the origins, viability, and technical feasibility of America’s current strategic approach. The author argues that the situation in which America has found itself in Iraq is the direct result of a culturally predisposed inclination to substitute technology for strategy. This habit manifests most extremely in the form of the Network-Centric Warfare/Effects-Based Operations (NCW/EBO) construct, which by and large has failed to deliver on its many promises. This book argues that the fundamental problem with the NCW/EBO – and with US defence transformation, generally – is that it centres on technology at the expense of other dynamics, notably the human one. Taking a fresh perspective on US strategic cultural predispositions in an era of persistent military conflict, the author argues for the necessity of America’s revising its strategic paradigm in favour of a more holistic brand of strategy. This book will be of much interest to students of Clausewitz, Strategic Studies, International Security and US foreign policy.

The Discourse Trap and the US Military

The Discourse Trap and the US Military
Author: J. Michaels
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN: 0230372058
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Discourse Trap and the US Military Book Excerpt:

This book proposes the idea of a 'discourse trap' in which the discourses and associated terminology devised for political or military reasons can entrap policymakers by motivating or constraining their actions.

Obama the Media and Framing the U S Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan

Obama  the Media  and Framing the U S  Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan
Author: Erika G. King
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN: 1317086449
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obama the Media and Framing the U S Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan Book Excerpt:

Situating Obama’s end-of-war discourse in the historical context of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Obama, the Media, and Framing the U.S. Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan begins with a detailed comparison with the Bush war-on-terror security narrative before examining elements of continuity and change in post-9/11 elite rhetoric. Erika King deftly employs two case studies of presidential and media framing - the weeks surrounding the formal announcements of Obama’s December 2009 'surge-then-exit' strategy from Afghanistan and the end of combat operations in Iraq in August 2010 - to explore the role of mass media in presenting presidential narratives of war and finds evidence of an interpretive disconnect between the media and a president seeking to present a more nuanced approach to keeping America safe. Eloquently scrutinizing Obama’s discourse on the U.S. exit from two post-9/11 wars and contrasting the presidential endgame frame with the U.S. mainstream media’s narratives of the wars’ meaning, accomplishments, and denouement provides a unique combination of qualitative content analysis and topical case studies and makes this volume an ideal resource for scholars and researchers grappling with the complicated and ever-evolving nexus of war, the president, and the media.

The Power Surge

The Power Surge
Author: Michael Levi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-10
ISBN: 0199390029
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power Surge Book Excerpt:

Looks at the clash between gas/oil proponents and supports of alternative energies and offers a plan for the future that combines the best of both worlds.