Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco

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Basic Books, 2009 M04 28 - 304 pages
Things didn't go wrong in postwar Iraq because the United States lacked a plan. Things went wrong because the United States was blinded by ideology and ignored planning that was already underway. Losing Iraq tells the story of the tragedy of Iraq, from the first discreet meetings to plan the political transition through the debacle the United States finally created. Losing Iraq is a stunning and revealing look at our recent past--with a candid take on how we can prevent this sort of tragedy from happening again.

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Might does not always equal power, strength does not always yield influence, and "winning the peace requires cooperation from freedom's beneficiaries." So warns policy expert Phillips (Council on ... Read full review

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Phillips (senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations), who, as a former senior advisor to the U.S. State Department, served as an architect of "democracy planning" in Iraq, here provides a ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

David L. Phillips is Director of the Nobel Laureates Initiative at the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Center for Middle East Studies, and Program Director of American University's Center for Global Peace. He lives in New York City.

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