Much has been written about the events surrounding the 2003
Anglo-American invasion of Iraq and its aftermath, especially about
the intentions, principles, plans and course of action of US
policy, but much less attention has been given to the consequences
of US policy on Iraqi political and social development. This book
provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of US policy on the
social and political development of Iraq in the twenty-first
century. It shows how not just the institutions of the state were
destroyed in 2003, leaving the way open for sectarianism, but also
the country's cultural integrity, political coherence, and
national-oriented economy. It outlines how Iraq has been
economically impoverished, assessing the appalling situation which
ordinary people, including women and children, have endured, not
just as a result of the 2003 war, but also as a consequence of the
1991 war and the sanctions imposed in the following years. The book
argues that the social, political, and cultural ruin that
accompanied the Iraq war was an absolute catastrophe; that the
policies which had such adverse effects were the foreseeable
consequences of deliberate policy choices; and that those
responsible continue to evade being made accountable.
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||Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series
Tareq Y. Ismael
• Jacqueline S. Ismael
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