The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State'

Editor: Isakhan, Benjamin
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-74-869616-1
Category: History - World history
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The Legacy of Iraq critically reflects on this abject failure and argues that mistakes made by the coalition and the Iraqi political elite set a sequence of events in motion that have had devastating consequences for Iraq, the Middle East and for the rest of the world.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Introduction: The Iraq Legacies - Intervention, Occupation, Withdrawal and Beyond - Benjamin Isakhan
  • Part I: The Aftermath of War: Strategic Decisions and Catastrophic Mistakes
  • 1. The De-Baathification of post-2003 Iraq: Purging the Past for Political Power - Benjamin Isakhan
  • 2. The Contested Politics of Iraq's Oil Wealth - Philippe Le Billon
  • 3. Torture at Abu Ghraib: Non-disclosure and Impunity - Aloysia Brooks
  • Part II: Iraqi Politics since Saddam
  • 4. Shattering the Shia: A Maliki Political Strategy in Post-Saddam Iraq - Benjamin Isakhan
  • 5. The Dangerous Legacy of a Flawed Constitution: Resolving Iraq's Kurdish ‘Problem’ - Liam Anderson
  • 6. Between Aqalliya and Mukawin: Understanding Sunni Political Attitudes in Post-Saddam Iraq - Ronen Zeidel
  • 7. Post-withdrawal Prospects for Iraq's ‘Ultra-minorities’ - Nicholas Al-Jeloo
  • Part III: The Plight of Iraqi Culture and Civil Society
  • 8. Doing Democracy in Difficult Times: Oil Unions and the Maliki Government - Benjamin Isakhan
  • 9. ‘If You're a Female, You Risk Being Attacked’: Digital Selves, Warblogs and Women's Rights in Post-invasion Iraq - Perri Campbell and Luke Howie
  • 10. The Impact of Coalition Military Operations on Archaeological Sites in Iraq - Diane C. Siebrandt
  • Part IV: Regional and International Consequences of the Iraq War
  • 11. Ethnic Cleansing in Iraq: Internal and External Displacement - Howard Adelman
  • 12. Shia Ascendency in Iraq and the Sectarian Polarisation of the Middle East - Ranj Alaaldin
  • 13. Humanitarian Intervention after Iraq: The Politics of Protection and Rescue - Binoy Kampmark
  • 14. Iraq, the Illusion of Security and the Limits to Power - Joseph A. Camilleri
  • Conclusion: The Iraq Legacies and the Roots of the ‘Islamic State’ - Benjamin Isakhan
  • References