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24.  The Iraq War and the Middle East

24. The Iraq War and the Middle East  

John W. Young and John Kent

in International Relations Since 1945 (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2013
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850974
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199693061.003.0031
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chapter
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9780199693061
This chapter focuses on the Iraq war of 2003–2011 and the troubles in the Middle East. George W. Bush’s advisers, led by Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld, had been considering an attack on Iraq ... More
16. Neoconservatism and the domestic sources of American foreign policyThe role of ideas in Operation Iraqi Freedom

16. Neoconservatism and the domestic sources of American foreign policy: The role of ideas in Operation Iraqi Freedom  

Yuen Foong Khong

in Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases (3rd edn)

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Aug 2016
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850806
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708902.003.0016
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9780198708902
This chapter examines the role played by neoconservative ideas about foreign policy in persuading the George W. Bush administration to launch a preventive war against Iraq in March 2003. It ... More
22. IraqA Failing State?

22. Iraq: A Failing State?  

Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt

in Politics in the Developing World (5th edn)

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191851001
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198737438.003.0022
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9780198737438
This chapter examines whether Iraq is a failed state and how it drew such characterization. It focuses on the period since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 that toppled Saddam Hussein. ... More
14. The International Politics of the Gulf

14. The International Politics of the Gulf  

Matteo Legrenzi and F. Gregory Gause III

in International Relations of the Middle East (4th edn)

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May 2016
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850783
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708742.003.0015
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9780198708742
This chapter examines the international politics of the Gulf region, with particular emphasis on the security challenges confronting the Gulf states. It begins with an analysis of the ... More
3. The Cold War in the Middle East

3. The Cold War in the Middle East  

Peter Sluglett

in International Relations of the Middle East (4th edn)

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May 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850783
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708742.003.0004
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9780198708742
This chapter examines how the Cold War affected the states of the Middle East. More specifically, it considers the evidence of which factors drove regional developments and how it has been ... More
8. Intelligence and Strategy

8. Intelligence and Strategy  

Roger Z. George

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850813
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0009
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9780198708919
This chapter explores the role of intelligence in strategy. It first explains what intelligence is and how strategists have talked about its utility before discussing the development of ... More
8. Military power and US foreign policy

8. Military power and US foreign policy  

Beth A. Fischer

in US Foreign Policy (2nd edn)

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850912
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199585816.003.0008
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9780199585816
This chapter explores the relationship between American military power and foreign policy. It also considers important debates regarding containment, deterrence, preemption, and the limits ... More
18. Global terrorism

18. Global terrorism  

Paul Rogers

in US Foreign Policy (3rd edn)

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May 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191852213
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198707578.003.0018
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9780198707578
This chapter examines how global terrorism, and particularly the war on terror, has shaped US foreign policy. It first provides an overview of the 9/11 terror attacks and definitions of ... More
3. The Cold War in the Middle East

3. The Cold War in the Middle East  

Peter Sluglett and Andrew Payne

in International Relations of the Middle East (5th edn)

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Mar 2019
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Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191852091
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198809425.003.0003
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9780198809425
This chapter examines the effects of the Cold War upon the states of the Middle East. Although the region was not so profoundly affected as other parts of the world in terms of loss of life ... More
International Relations Since 1945

International Relations Since 1945 (2nd edn)  

John W. Young and John Kent

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850974
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199693061.001.0001
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book
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9780199693061
International Relations Since 1945 provides a comprehensive introduction to global political history since World War II. The text has been comprehensively updated to cover the ... More
12. Securitization

12. Securitization  

Ralf Emmers

in Contemporary Security Studies (4th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850776
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708315.003.0012
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9780198708315
This chapter examines the Copenhagen School and its securitization model. The Copenhagen School broadens the definition of security by encompassing five different sectors: military, ... More
21. American foreign policy after 9/11

21. American foreign policy after 9/11  

Caroline Kennedy-Pipe

in US Foreign Policy (2nd edn)

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850912
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199585816.003.0021
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9780199585816
This chapter examines U.S. foreign policy after 9/11 with a view to looking at continuities as well as the disjunctions of Washington’s engagement with the world. It first considers the ... More
10. Feminism

10. Feminism  

J. Ann Tickner and Laura Sjoberg

in International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity (4th edn)

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Jan 2016
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850769
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198707561.003.0011
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9780198707561
This chapter examines feminist perspectives on international relations. It first provides a historical background on the development of feminist IR, paying attention to feminist analyses of ... More
13. Normative International Relations Theory

13. Normative International Relations Theory  

Toni Erskine

in International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity (4th edn)

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Jan 2016
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850769
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198707561.003.0014
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9780198707561
This chapter deals with normative international relations theory, a field of study that relies on a variety of approaches and theories to explore moral expectations, decisions, and dilemmas ... More
2. Classical Realism

2. Classical Realism  

Richard Ned Lebow

in International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity (4th edn)

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Jan 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850769
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198707561.003.0003
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9780198707561
This chapter examines the central assumptions of classical realism by analysing the texts of ancient and modern writers and contrasting their ideas with neorealism and other variants of ... More
21. The United Nations

21. The United Nations  

Devon E. A. Curtis and Paul Taylor

in The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations (7th edn)

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Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850851
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198739852.003.0021
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chapter
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9780198739852
This chapter examines the development of the United Nations and the changes and challenges that it has faced since it was founded in 1945. It opens with three framing questions: Does the UN ... More
14. The International Politics of the Gulf

14. The International Politics of the Gulf  

Matteo Legrenzi

in International Relations of the Middle East (5th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2019
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Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191852091
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198809425.003.0014
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chapter
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9780198809425
This chapter focuses on the international politics of the Gulf region, which are defined by the interplay of the local states and outside powers. The domestic framework and its interactions ... More
17. Middle East Conflicts in the 1980s

17. Middle East Conflicts in the 1980s  

John W. Young and John Kent

in International Relations Since 1945 (2nd edn)

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850974
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199693061.003.0022
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chapter
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9780199693061
This chapter focuses on conflicts in the Middle East during the 1980s. Despite the Camp David settlement, peace remained elusive in the Middle East. An Egyptian–Israeli settlement could ... More
12. Securitization

12. Securitization  

Ralf Emmers

in Contemporary Security Studies (5th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2018
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Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191852053
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198804109.003.0012
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chapter
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9780198804109
This chapter examines the Copenhagen School and its securitization model. The Copenhagen School broadens the definition of security by encompassing five different sectors: military, ... More
11. Foreign Policymaking in the Middle East: Complex Realism

11. Foreign Policymaking in the Middle East: Complex Realism  

Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoushiravan Ehteshami

in International Relations of the Middle East (4th edn)

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May 2016
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850783
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708742.003.0012
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198708742
This chapter examines the process of foreign policymaking by regional states based on a ‘complex realist’ approach, which acknowledges the weight of realist (or power based) arguments but ... More

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