Into the Long War

Into the Long War : Oxford Research Group International Security Report 2006

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-- World's leading security expert asseses prospects for a war with Iran -- Iraq stands on the edge of civil war. As sectarian killings escalate, and troops become more deeply entrenched, is there any prospect of an exit strategy? Leading security expert Paul Rogers examines events in Iraq since May 2005 and how they impact on other countries including Afghanistan, Iran and the wider Middle East. Bringing together the extensive analysis of the renowned Oxford Research Group, the book charts a tumultuous period in the conflict, including a wider international perspective on the terrorist attacks in London and Sharm al Sheik, and an assessment of how US public opinion has changed as the war drags on. Tackling events in chronological order, Rogers offers a clear and compelling account of an invasion that was meant to take a matter of weeks -- and that now threatens to engulf an entire region for many years to come. Praise for Paul Rogers' previous book 'Iraq and the war on terror': "Incisive, elegant, profound; if you want to understand what happened and why, you should start here." George Monbiot "Paul Rogers is a secular prophet for our troubled age. This analysis should be required reading in the Pentagon." David Lloyn, BBC "Paul Rogers has proved himself, time and again, to be a dispassionate analyst of events in Iraq ...this is a must-read." Tom Walker, Sunday Timesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 16mm | 199.58g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745326110
  • 9780745326115

About Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University where he teaches courses on international security and political violence. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and his publications include 26 books. He regularly appears on radio and television.show more

Table of contents

1. The Context for a Long War 2. US Options in Iraq: May 2005 3. Iraq, Afghanistan and US Public Opinion: June 2005 4. London, Sharm al Sheikh and the al-Qaida Movement: July 2005 5. Gaza in Context: August 2005 6. The US Military and the 'War on Terror': September 2005 7. Iraq in a Wider Perspective: October 2005 8. The Politics of War: November 2005 9. Control without the Consequences: December 2005 10. Iraq, Afghanistan and now Iran Once Again: January 2006 11. Iraq - Three Years On: February 2006 12. Iran - Sliding to War? March 2006 13. From Cold War to Long War: April 2006 14. Endless War? Indexshow more

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