Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco

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Basic Books, 26 апр. 2005 г. - Всего страниц: 292
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According to conventional wisdom, Iraq has suffered because the Bush administration had no plan for reconstruction. ThatÕs not the case; the State DepartmentÕs Future of Iraq group planned out the situation carefully and extensively, and Middle East expert David Phillips was part of this group. White House ideologues and imprudent Pentagon officials decided simply to ignore those plans. The administration only listened to what it wanted to hear.Losing Iraq doesnÕt just criticize the policies of unilateralism, preemption, and possible deception that launched the war; it documents the process of returning sovereignty to an occupied Iraq. Unique, as well, are PhillipsÕs personal accounts of dissension within the administration.The problems encountered in Iraq are troubling not only in themselves but also because they bode ill for other nation-building efforts in which the U.S. may become mired through this administrationÕs doctrine of unilateral, preemptive war. Losing Iraq looks into the future of AmericaÕs foreign policy with a clear-eyed critique of the problems that loom ahead.
 

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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 ... Читать весь отзыв

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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 ... Читать весь отзыв

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Introduction
1
The Drums of War
13
Iraqi Kurdistan
21
The Future of Iraq Project
35
Interagency Relations
41
Breaking the Ice
45
The Principals Committee
55
Ahmad Chalabi
67
DeBaathification
143
CHAPTER is Occupation
155
CHAPTER is SelfRule
169
The Interim Constitution
185
CHAPTER is Fighting on Two Fronts
195
The Handover
205
Epilogue
215
ADDENDUM Lessons in NationBuilding
225

Wilton Park
77
The Opposition Conference
89
The Enemy of My Enemy
103
A War Within a War
111
Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance
121
Basic Nihilistic Impulse
133
Appendix A Acronyms
239
Personalities
247
Notes
255
Index
275
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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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