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Iraq, 1990–2006

Iraq, 1990–2006
A Diplomatic History Through Documents
3 Volume Set

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  • Date Published: July 2009
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521767767

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  • The revelatory volumes of Iraq, 1990–2006: A Diplomatic History through Documents detail the diplomatic saga involving Iraq and the international community from 1990 to 2006. Volume I covers the start of the Gulf War to the eve of the September 11 attacks. Volume II takes the reader from the shock of 9/11 to the prelude to the Iraq War. Volume III stretches from March 20, 2003, the first day of the Iraq War, to the formation of the Iraqi government in April 2006. Compiled over the span of more than fifteen years, the diverse set of speeches, statements, transcripts, letters, resolutions, and other primary source documents that comprise this 4,000-plus-page collection includes Iraqi, other Arab, and European documents that are usually overlooked in the English-language press. Insightful introductions to the three volumes are authored by David Kay, former U.N. arms inspector and head of the Iraq Survey Group; Andrew Parasilliti, former foreign policy adviser to Senator Chuck Hagel; and noted Mideast expert Kenneth Pollack.

    • Provides a comprehensive record of the intentions, rationales, and strategies that drove the world's richest nation and its oldest civilization almost inexorably from one war into another in little more than a decade
    • Offers a balance of perspectives of the major parties involved that is not found in any other resource
    • Provides a rich resource for research and analysis of events pertaining to the conflicts in Iraq that have, to a significant extent, shaped the post-Cold War world
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    "The editor did an admirable job compiling these useful documents in a clearly organized print set....The name and subject indexes are useful....Researchers will be grateful for access to many of these primary documents....Recommended."
    --Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521767767
    • length: 4618 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 213 x 284 mm
    • weight: 8kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1 Introduction
    1. Prelude: U.S.-Iraqi relations prior to the Gulf War
    2. August 1, 1990 to January 16, 1991: Iraq invades Kuwait
    3. January 16, 1991 to February 27, 1991: the Gulf War
    4. March 1–20, 1991: a failed uprising in the south
    5. April 3, 1991 to August 22, 1995: Iraq fails to comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions, mobilizes troops
    6. November 10, 1995 to October 24, 1997: the U.N. and Iraq agree on terms for 'oil-for-food' program, Iraq gestures toward compliance with sanctions
    7. October 29 to December 22, 1997: Iraq and U.N. engage one another over limits of access for weapons inspectors
    8. January 12 to December 15, 1998: United Nations weapons inspectors leave Iraq
    9. December 16–23, 1998: U.S. and U.K. mount 70-hour aerial assault on Iraqi military targets
    10. January 1999 to August 2001: Saddam and the U.N. at a stalemate. Volume 2 Introduction
    1. September 11–December 17, 2001: the September 11 attacks and their immediate aftermath
    2. January 23–August 21, 2002: Bush administration redirects focus of 'war on terrorism' towards Iraq
    3. August 26–October 10, 2002: 'the danger to our country is grave …': the Bush administration presses Congress to authorize use of force in Iraq
    4. October 10–November 7, 2002: Congress authorizes use of force, U.S. intensifies diplomatic efforts at the United Nations
    5. November 8–December 18, 2002: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441 affords Iraq a 'final opportunity' to comply with disarmament obligations
    6. December 19, 2002–February 4, 2003: the U.S. declares Iraq to be in 'material breach' of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1441, France and Germany lead opposition to military action as divisions among NATO allies sharpen
    7. February 5–March 5, 2003: Secretary of State Powell brings the case against Saddam Hussein to the U.N. Security Council
    8. March 6–19, 2003: the U.S. and U.K. put forth, then withdraw, a draft U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing war, Bush issues a 48-hour ultimatum. Volume 3 Introduction
    1. March 19–May 2, 2003: war: U.S. and U.K. forces enter Iraq, remove Saddam Hussein from power
    2. May 1–August 15, 2003: Bush announces end to 'major combat operations'
    coalition provisional authority assumes control
    3. August 19–December 11, 2003: bombing of United Nations headquarters kills special envoy, attacks by insurgents intensify
    4. December 14, 2003–June 27, 2004: Saddam Hussein captured
    5. June 28, 2004–January 29, 2005: Iraq regains sovereignty
    6. January 20, 2005–December 13, 2005: Iraqis hold national elections
    7. December 15, 2005–April 30, 2006: bombing in Samarra escalates sectarian violence, Iraqi Interim Government cedes power to National Unity Government.

  • Editor

    Philip E. Auerswald, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Virginia
    Philip Auerswald is an associate professor at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, and a research associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is co-editor of Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response: How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability (2006), Clinton's Foreign Policy: A Documentary Record (2003), and The Kosovo Conflict: A Diplomatic History through Documents (2000). Auerswald was a founding co-editor of The Foreign Policy Bulletin: The Documentary Record of U.S. Foreign Policy.

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