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Iraq's Future

The Aftermath of Regime Change

By Toby Dodge

Routledge – 2004 – 112 pages

Series: Adelphi series

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    978-0-415-36389-1
    May 2nd 2005

Description

It is hard to over estimate what is at stake in Iraq today. The removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime in April 2003 has proved to be the beginning, not the culmination, of a long and very uncertain process of state-building. This Adelphi Paper examines this process from a military, political and sociological perspective. Possible futures for Iraq are charted, first by studying the evolution of the criminal and politically-motivated violence that has come to dominate the everyday lives of ordinary Iraqis. The paper then details the strengths and weaknesses of the political structures built after the fall of Saddam’s regime, from the formation of the Iraqi Governing Council in 2004 to the elections of January 2005, and traces the forces driving political mobilization in post-Saddam Iraq. It concludes by analyzing the ramifications of regime change for US policy and the wider Middle East.

Reviews

'Mr Dodge argues dispassionately and objectively …the picture he paints is not an encouraging one.' - Contemporary Review

Contents

Introduction: What's at Stake in Iraq Today? 1. Order and Violence in Post Saddam Iraq 2. Rebuilding the Iraqi State 3. Political Mobilisation in the New Iraq Conclusions: Gulf Security, Regional Stability and Possible Iraqi Futures

Name: Iraq's Future: The Aftermath of Regime Change (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Toby Dodge. It is hard to over estimate what is at stake in Iraq today. The removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime in April 2003 has proved to be the beginning, not the culmination, of a long and very uncertain process of state-building. This Adelphi Paper...
Categories: Middle East Politics, Security Studies - Pol & Intl Relns