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By David Ryan, Patrick Kiely

ISBN-10: 0203886348

ISBN-13: 9780203886342

ISBN-10: 0415466210

ISBN-13: 9780415466219

This edited quantity presents an outline on US involvement in Iraq from the 1958 Iraqi coup to the present-day, supplying a deeper context to the present clash.

Using a number cutting edge tips on how to interrogate US international coverage, ideology and tradition, the ebook offers a wide set of reflections on previous, current and destiny implications of US-Iraqi family, and particularly the strategic implications for US policy-making. In doing so, it examines numerous key elements of courting akin to: the 1958 Iraqi Revolution; the influence of the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict; the effect of the Nixon Doctrine at the local stability of energy; US makes an attempt at rapprochement throughout the Nineteen Eighties; the 1990-91 Gulf battle; and, ultimately, sanctions and inspections. research of the modern Iraq trouble units US plans opposed to the ‘reality’ they confronted within the nation, and explores either makes an attempt to convey safeguard to Iraq, and the results of failure.


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Rowman and Littlefield, 2006), 245–270. The Iraq experts Marion Farouk-Sluglett and Peter Sluglett point out that the neglect of Iraq by historians has not been limited to the subject of foreign relations. ‘A bleak picture’ is how they described the historiography of modern Iraqi history since 1958. See Marion FaroukSluglett and Peter Sluglett, ‘The Historiography of Modern Iraq,’ The American Historical Review (December 1991), 1408–1421. html#iraniraq. 3 Stephen Kinzer, Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq (New York: Times Books, 2004).

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The day after the July 14 coup, Qasim met personally with the ambassadors from the United States and Britain and expressed his interest in pursuing friendly relations. Three days later, his government announced that Iraq would not disrupt the flow of oil to the West. Qasim had taken steps to protect oil wells, pumping stations, and other oil-related facilities in Iraq. He also denied having any plans to nationalize the oil industry. 24 Undoubtedly Qasim realized he needed to assure the Western powers that their oil interests would not be disrupted.

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