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Introduction

David M. Malone

in The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278572
eISBN:
9780191604119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278571.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the UN Security Council’s involvement in Iraq. It then provides background information on the Iraqi state, Saddam Hussein, the mood in the ... More


Cold War Peacemaker: Brokering Peace in the Iran–Iraq War

David M. Malone

in The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278572
eISBN:
9780191604119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278571.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the first phase of UN involvement in Iraq, in which it acted as a Cold War Peacemaker and peacekeeper, using its neutral position eventually to broker a settlement between Iran ... More


Weapons Inspector: UNSCOM, UNMOVIC and the Disarming of Iraq

David M. Malone

in The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278572
eISBN:
9780191604119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278571.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the disarmament of Iraq following the First Gulf War. Disarmament controlled by inspections and monitoring was the cornerstone of the vision set out for Iraq by SCR 687 in 1991. ... More


Sidelined: From 9/11 to August 19, 2003

David M. Malone

in The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278572
eISBN:
9780191604119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278571.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the fourth phase of UN involvement in Iraq, in which it was largely sidelined. Negotiations within the Security Council in late 2002 and early 2003 resulted in deadlock, and ... More


The Gulf Conflict, 1990–1

Robin Markwica

in Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794349
eISBN:
9780191835858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794349.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 5 explores Saddam Hussein’s choice behavior in the Gulf conflict in 1990–1. The logic of affect demonstrates that the Iraqi ruler’s refusal to comply with the US demand to recall his troops ... More


The Persian Gulf War, 1990–1991

Steven Hurst

in The United States and Iraq since 1979: Hegemony, Oil and War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627677
eISBN:
9780748672103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

1989–1990 saw American efforts to co-opt Iraq reach a peak during the administration of George H.W. Bush. That strategy was abandoned, however, after Saddam Hussein, in a desperate bid to solve ... More


The Ministry of Fear: Selling the Gulf Wars

Andrew L. Johns and Kenneth Osgood (eds)

in Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034669
eISBN:
9780813038742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034669.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The chapter explains how the United States navigated these multiple audiences when dealing with the issue of Saddam Hussein over the course of two decades and two wars. It focuses on White House and ... More


Dual Containment, 1992–2000

Steven Hurst

in The United States and Iraq since 1979: Hegemony, Oil and War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627677
eISBN:
9780748672103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Persian Gulf War thus left Saddam Hussein in power with question marks remaining over the extent of Iraq's WMD programmes. Abandoning power-balancing strategies, the Clinton administration ... More


Boots on the Ground

Michael F. Cairo

in The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136721
eISBN:
9780813141275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136721.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Moving to an application of the worldviews of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, this chapter examines the decisions to go to war with Iraq. Beginning with George H.W. Bush, the chapter examines ... More


Into the Gulf

Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255517
eISBN:
9780520934757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255517.003.0013
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines issues related to the Iran–Iraq War from 1980 to 1988. This conflict was led by Ayatullah Ruhullah Khumayni of Iran and Saddam Hussein al Tikriti of Iraq, which eventually led ... More


Iraq

Gawdat Bahgat

in Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031668
eISBN:
9780813039114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031668.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq. It discusses Iraq's WMD capabilities, the preemptive strikes on its nuclear reactors and the strict United ... More


Modern Irregular Warfare: Afghanistan and Iraq

James D. Kiras

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 12 explores the nature and character of strategy in two conflicts: Afghanistan (2001–present) and Iraq (2003–present). Treatments of contemporary wars often centre on particular policy ... More


War and Its Aftermath

Michael F. Cairo

in The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136721
eISBN:
9780813141275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136721.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Continuing from the previous chapter, this chapter examines George H.W. Bush’s and George W. Bush’s decisions related to the course and conclusion of the Persian Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. ... More


Iran's Persian Gulf Policy in the Post-Saddam Era

Mohsen M. Milani

in Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society, Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378481
eISBN:
9780199852345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378481.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes Iran's foreign policy, arguing that the collapse of Saddam Hussein in Iraq accelerated Iran's transformation from a revolutionary regime to a “regional status quo power” in ... More


Iraq: Sanctioning Dictatorship

Lee Jones

in Societies Under Siege: Exploring How International Economic Sanctions (Do Not) Work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198749325
eISBN:
9780191813443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749325.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 presents the final case study of sanctions against Iraq from 1990 to 2003. Despite being seen as an archetypal case of sanctions ‘failure’, the embargo actually had dramatic consequences. ... More


A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Thomas Cushman, Gary Marx, and Christine Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244863
eISBN:
9780520932166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Current debate over the motives, ideological justifications, and outcomes of the war with Iraq has been strident and polarizing. This book is the first volume gathering critical voices from around ... More


The Arab Dimension of Saddam Hussein’s Calculations: What we have Learned from Iraqi Records

Shibley Telhami

in Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199796281
eISBN:
9780190252588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199796281.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

This chapter examines records of conversations between Saddam Hussein and his closest aides to understand why he believed that he could get away with invading Kuwait. Evidence suggests that Hussein ... More


Tempting Illusions, Scary Realities, or the Emperor’s New Clothes II

Anders Jerichow

in A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244863
eISBN:
9780520932166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244863.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Tempting illusions and scary realities dominate the whole Iraq affair. No outside powers have accepted any responsibility for the continued regime of Saddam Hussein for twenty-three gruesome years. ... More


Iraq: The Twenty Years’ War

John Tirman

in The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America's Wars

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195381214
eISBN:
9780190252373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195381214.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the consequences of America's invasion of Iraq in 2003, particularly the death of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and the displacement of millions of others. It considers the ... More


Liberal Legacies, Europe’s Totalitarian Era, and the Iraq War: Historical Conjunctures and Comparisons

Jeffrey Herf

in A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244863
eISBN:
9780520932166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244863.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter attempts to discuss the parallelisms between Europe's era of totalitarianism and the regime of Saddam Hussein. The historical irony of the war that overthrew Iraqi totalitarianism is ... More


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