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The Iraq War Reader

Author: Christopher Cerf
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743255929
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Despite the torrent of coverage devoted to war with Iraq, woefully little attention has been paid to the history of the region, the policies that led to the conflict, and the daunting challenges that will confront America and the Middle East once the immediate crisis has ended. In this collection, Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, coeditors of the acclaimed Gulf War Reader, have assembled essays and documents that present an eminently readable, up-to-the-moment guide -- from every imaginable perspective -- to the continuing crisis in the Gulf and Middle East. Here, in analysis and commentary from some of the world's leading writers and opinion makers -- and in the words of the key participants themselves -- is the engrossing saga of how oil economics, power politics, dreams of empire, nationalist yearnings, and religious fanaticism -- not to mention naked aggression, betrayal, and tragic miscalculation -- have conspired to bring us to the fateful collision of the West and the Arab world over Iraq. Contributors include: Fouad Ajami George W. Bush Richard Butler John le Carré Noam Chomsky Ann Coulter Thomas Friedman Al Gore Seymour Hersh Christopher Hitchens Arianna Huffington Saddam Hussein Terry Jones Robert Kagan Charles Krauthammer William Kristol Nicholas Lemann Kanan Makiya Kevin Phillips Kenneth Pollack Colin Powell Condoleezza Rice Arundhati Roy Edward Said William Safire Jonathan Schell Susan Sontag George Will

The Iraq War Reader

Author: Micah L. Sifry
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 9780743253475
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A compilation of nearly eighty articles, essays, and other documents provides a balanced overview of the war in Iraq, covering such topics as the history of the region, the causes of the conflict, and the opinions of individuals on both sides of the debate, featuring contributions by George W. Bush, Barbara Ehrenreich, Henry Kissinger, Noam Chomsky, Bill Moyers, and others. Original. 50,000 first printing.


Author: Craig M. White
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739138952
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Iraq: The Moral Reckoning is an intensive application of the six classic just war theory criteria to the 2003 Iraq war decision, weighing information available at the time from a wide range of sources and concluding that the war met just one of the six, whereas a just war should meet all. It supplements the criteria with widely used ethical principles and thoroughly refutes neoconservative arguments that the war met the criteria.

The Gulf War Reader

Author: Micah L. Sifry
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780812919479
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Draws on official government documents, political commentaries, speeches, and other writings to examine events leading up to the Persian Gulf War, the battle to free Kuwait, and the impact of the war on the Middle East and on world politics

The International Politics Of The Persian Gulf

Author: Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134171897
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Adib-Moghaddam examines the causes and consequences of conflict in one of the most important regions of the world. Bridging the gap between critical theories of international relations and the empirical study of the Gulf area, this book expands on the many ideologies, cultural inventions and ideational constructs that have affected relations in the past three decades. Key issues explored include: the rise and fall of Arab and Persian nationalism the international repercussions of the Islamic revolution in Iran the events surrounding the three Gulf Wars the 'mindset' of terrorist networks such as al-Qaeda why US neo-conservatism is threatening regional order. Provocatively written, persuasively researched and conclusively argued, The International Politics of the Persian Gulf presents the first comprehensive analysis of international relations in the Gulf from an explicitly multidisciplinary perspective.

Iraq War

Author: Rodney P. Carlisle
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438100086
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Following the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991, the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq continued to defy the United Nations. His government made it nearly impossible for UN-appointed inspectors to determine whether Iraq had eliminated its programs to manufacture and deploy weapons of mass destruction, including poison gas, biological agents that cause disease, and nuclear weapons. Iraq War covers all the background material necessary to understand the circumstances surrounding this particular military undertaking. The compelling narrative describes such events as the capture of Saddam Hussein by U.S. forces while also addressing the aftermath of the military campaign and the continuing unrest in the country. An important and timely resource for middle and high school readers, Iraq War explores the history of the region as well as the recent events leading up to and culminating in this war.

Wikileaks And The Age Of Transparency

Author: Micah Sifry
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1921753803
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The United States government is diligent — some might say to the point of obsession — in defending its borders against invaders. Now we are told that a small, international band of renegades, armed with nothing more than laptops, presents the greatest threat to the US regime since the close of the Cold War. WikiLeaks’ release of a massive trove of secret official documents has riled politicians across the spectrum — even free-speech advocates. Welcome to the uncomfortable Age of Transparency. Political analyst and writer Micah Sifry argues that WikiLeaks is not the whole story: it is a symptom, an indicator, of a generational and philosophical struggle between older, closed systems, and the new, open culture of the internet. Despite the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the publication of secret documents continues around the world, and citizens are demanding greater accountability from those who wield power. As Sifry shows, this is part of a larger movement for greater governmental and corporate transparency: ‘When you combine connectivity with transparency — the ability for more people to see, share, and shape what is going on around them — the result is a huge increase in social energy, which is being channelled in all kinds of directions.’

Paying The Human Costs Of War

Author: Christopher Gelpi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400830091
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From the Korean War to the current conflict in Iraq, Paying the Human Costs of War examines the ways in which the American public decides whether to support the use of military force. Contrary to the conventional view, the authors demonstrate that the public does not respond reflexively and solely to the number of casualties in a conflict. Instead, the book argues that the public makes reasoned and reasonable cost-benefit calculations for their continued support of a war based on the justifications for it and the likelihood it will succeed, along with the costs that have been suffered in casualties. Of these factors, the book finds that the most important consideration for the public is the expectation of success. If the public believes that a mission will succeed, the public will support it even if the costs are high. When the public does not expect the mission to succeed, even small costs will cause the withdrawal of support. Providing a wealth of new evidence about American attitudes toward military conflict, Paying the Human Costs of War offers insights into a controversial, timely, and ongoing national discussion.

The Persian Gulf And Iraqi Wars

Author: Lawrence J. Zwier
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822508489
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Explores both ancient and modern history of the Persian Gulf region, with emphasis on Iraq's wars with the United States, Iran, and Kuwait.