The Future of Iraq Dictatorship Democracy or Division By : Liam Anderson
The Future of Iraq provides a primer on the history and political dynamics of this pivotal state divided by ethnic, religious, and political antagonisms, and provocatively argues that the least discussed future of Iraq might be the best: managed partition. Anderson and Stansfield incisively analyze the dilemmas of American policy. They suggest that even a significant American presence will not stabilize Iraq because it is an artificial state and its people have never shared a common identity. In addition to the legacy of tyrannical rule and the primacy of political violence are eroded social bonds and entrenched tribal allegiances, fallow ground for democracy. In the new afterward they consider the events of the last two years, especially the elections in Iraq, and their conclusion is that little has changed for the better and much has changed for the worse, adding further support to their original argument.
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