The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions
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:
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Article 51 of the United Nations charter recognizes the right of any nation to defend itself , including the right in some circumstances to take pre - emptive actions in order to deal with imminent threats . President Bush now asserts ...
The transfer of WMD technology to terrorist groups is a genuine concern — but it is in Pakistan where the greatest threat of such transference exists , not Iraq . In Pakistan , many senior military officers are known to harbor great ...
Yet it does face a serious threat to its dominance , indeed to its essential security . It comes from a source even more historically odd : an archipelago of rogue states ( some connected with transnational terrorists ) wielding weapons ...
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Those looking for some perspective on the war with Iraq need look no further than this substantial anthology--every perspective is here, from right to left, from pro-war to anti, from Ann Coulter to ... Читать весь отзыв
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