Post Tagged with: "Iraq"

More than a Family Business: US Military Interventions in Iraq in Perspective

More than a Family Business: US Military Interventions in Iraq in Perspective

As it begins new military efforts to improve stability in the Middle East, the US must expand efforts to encourage cooperation among the region’s most influential actors.

War on Terror Redux? No Thanks

War on Terror Redux? No Thanks

War on terror will never be won. America and its allies must intervene militarily against Islamic militant groups and support a vision of politics they want to prevail.

The Fifteen-Sided War

The Fifteen-Sided War

US strategy for dealing with ISIL is widely criticised. However, it seems to be right for a war in which US enemies are its allies and allies are allies of its enemies.

The Islamic State’s Challenge to the International System

The Islamic State’s Challenge to the International System

IS is not the adversary of 2006-2008 Iraq, this is a more fanatical, more entrenched, better equipped force with a radical commitment to the territory it has captured.

Interview – Tariq Ali

Interview – Tariq Ali

Writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali discusses the recent Israel-Palestine conflict, the BDS movment, the rise of ISIS, and Obama’s US involvement in Iraq.

The Iraq Crisis and Its Geopolitical Implications

The Iraq Crisis and Its Geopolitical Implications

An inclusive and participatory democracy that would accommodate Iraq’s pluralistic society is the only way to counter ISIS and ensure Iraq’a stability and prosperity.

The Islamic State and the International Politics of Statehood in the Middle East

The Islamic State and the International Politics of Statehood in the Middle East

The legacy left by the Islamic State may indeed be the creation of a new state in the region – but it is more likely to be a Kurdish state than one of its own.

Masculine Rivalries and Security: The US and UK in Iraq and Afghanistan

Masculine Rivalries and Security: The US and UK in Iraq and Afghanistan

The UK and US constructed their masculine identities in relation to each other in Iraq and Afghanistan. This rivalry has implications for achieving security.

How Many Have to Die? Iraq and the Scale of the Crime

How Many Have to Die? Iraq and the Scale of the Crime

The real challenge facing the R2P is that there are multiple ‘manifest failings’ occurring on a range of different scales therefore we should not expect too much from it.

The Washington and Baghdad Relationship: Are the Allies in the Same Orbit?

The Washington and Baghdad Relationship: Are the Allies in the Same Orbit?

Preserving a working relationship is a priority for both the US and Iraq despite both being on relatively different regional policy tracks.

Review – The Routledge Handbook of War and Society

Review – The Routledge Handbook of War and Society

Carlton-Ford and Ender’s edited collection draws attention to the challenges facing the military in irregular warfare, albeit with its main focus on the American experience.

Review – Counterinsurgency

Review – Counterinsurgency

This expansive compilation of David Kilcullen’s major works on insurgency and counterinsurgency is vital to understanding military tactics in both pre- and post-9/11 epochs.

Rising Extremism: The Debate Over U.S. Arms Sales to Iraq

Rising Extremism: The Debate Over U.S. Arms Sales to Iraq

A US sale of Apache helicopters to Iraq would at best have no substantive effect on the short-term ability to combat al Qaeda. At worst, it would contribute to increased extremism in the region.

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