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Post-Saddam Iraq : new realities, old identities, changing patterns /
edited by Amnon Cohen and Noga Efrati.
imprint
Brighton ; Portland : Sussex Academic Press, 2011.
description
vi, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1845194675 (h/b : acid-free paper), 9781845194673 (h/b : acid-free paper)
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imprint
Brighton ; Portland : Sussex Academic Press, 2011.
isbn
1845194675 (h/b : acid-free paper)
9781845194673 (h/b : acid-free paper)
catalogue key
7814135
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-311) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Amnon Cohen is Eliahu Elath Professor(emeritus) of the History of the Muslim Peoples at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Israel. Noga Efrati is a Research Fellow at the Harry S.Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jersalem.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"A new Iraq has been midwifed by the American war in 2003. Professors Amnon Cohen and Noga Efrati, and their contributors, have come forth with a book of genuine authority and learning and fairness on this new Iraq. Their book is unrivalled in its scope, and in the way it depicts Iraq at home and in the region. The chapters exhibit genuine scholarship throughout." Fouad Ajami, Majid Khadduri, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, author, The Foreigner's Gift
"This book edited by Amnon Cohen and Noga Efrati is an outstanding contribution to our knowledge and understanding of 'Iraq after Saddam'. Many life-changing events and trends have been analyzed by their team of internationally respected researchers, who discuss the political, economic, social, and religious realities in Iraq after the American invasion. It is crucial for decision makers around the world to reflect on the different perspectives and debates herein questions such as a free Iraq with explosions and road bombs versus dictatorship and silence. Iraqis themselves need to examine the opinions and initiatives put forward in this book when making decisions for a better and brighter future." Mithal al-Alusi, Iraqi parliament (20052010), Head of the Iraqi Nation's party
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Summaries
Main Description
Post-Saddam Iraq comprehensively describes and analyzes the major developments in Iraq, from the US-led invasion up to 2010. The internal political scene - developing along ethnic-sectarian and religious lines (Shi'is and Sunnis, Kurds and Arabs) - is discussed in the context of a reemerging Iraqi national identity. Findings and analyses are based on a systematic study of the Iraqi and Middle Eastern local media, which provides the perspective as to what is taking place in the internal political and social dialogue. Other major developments are also addressed, including women's rights and economic trends. Post-Saddam Iraq offers an important, international dimension to Iraq's post-war development through discussion of: a) the central role played by the Iranian regime and its deep and multi-faceted involvement in the Iraqi internal scene; b) the ambivalent relations with Turkey, which concurrently serves as the main terrestrial channel of trade and economic ties with the world (oil, fin
Main Description
Post-Saddam Iraq comprehensively describes and analyzes the major developments in Iraq, from the US-led invasion up to 2010. The internal political scene - developing along ethnic-sectarian and religious lines (Shi'is and Sunnis, Kurds and Arabs) - is discussed in the context of a re-emerging Iraqi national identity. Findings and analyses are based on a systematic study of the Iraqi and Middle Eastern local media, which provides the perspective as to what is taking place in the internal political and social dialogue. Other major developments are also addressed, including women's rights and economic trends. Post-Saddam Iraq offers an important, international dimension to Iraq's post-war development through discussion of: a) the central role played by the Iranian regime and its deep and multi-faceted involvement in the Iraqi internal scene; b) the ambivalent relations with Turkey, which concurrently serves as the main terrestrial channel of trade and economic ties with the world (oil, financial investments); and c) Iraq's marginal position in the affairs of the Arab world. The political and constitutional developments within Iraq are discussed up to the most recent events in late 2010. Nine months after the general elections, a political tug-of-war between the major protagonists has not reached a conclusion, with the intensive involvement of the US behind the scenes attempting to reach an "inclusive" solution. It remains to be seen whether the former centralist policies of the prime minister-to-be will prevail in a state which is gradually disposing of the US military presence, assuming command over its unsolved problems of security and daily life, as well as of its future stability.
Main Description
Post-Saddam Iraq is the first comprehensive attempt to describe and analyze the major developments in Iraq from the US-led invasion until 2010. It is the product of specialists in the history of Iraq, the Arab and Muslim world, with a wide range of views of Iraq's past and present. The main focus is the internal political scene -- increasingly developing along ethnic-sectarian and religious lines (Shi#145;is and Sunnis, Kurds and Arabs) -- discussed in the context of re-emerging Iraqi national identity. Other major developments, not unrelated to politics, are also addressed: women's rights and economic trends. Post-Saddam Iraq provides an important external, international dimension to Iraq's post-war development through discussion of the central role played by the Iranian regime and its deep and multi-faceted involvement in the Iraqi internal scene; the ambivalent relations with Turkey, which concurrently serves as the main terrestrial channel of trade and economic ties with the world; and Iraq's persisting marginal position in the affairs of the Arab world. The political developments within Iraq are discussed up to the most recent events (December 2010), when a new government was set up. It remains to be seen whether the former centralist policies of the prime minister will prevail in a state which is gradually disposing of the American military presence, assuming command over its unsolved problems of security and daily life as well as of its future stability.
Main Description
This is the first comprehensive attempt to describe and analyse the major developments in Iraq from the US-led invasion until 2010. It is the product of specialists in the history of Iraq, the Arab and Muslim world, with a wide range of views of Iraq's past and present. The main focus is the internal political scene -- increasingly developing along ethnic-sectarian and religious lines (Shi'is and Sunnis, Kurds and Arabs) -- discussed in the context of re-emerging Iraqi national identity. Other major developments, not unrelated to politics, are also addressed: women's rights and economic trends. The book provides an important external, international dimension to Iraq's post-war development through discussion of the central role played by the Iranian regime and its deep and multi-faceted involvement in the Iraqi internal scene; the ambivalent relations with Turkey, which concurrently serves as the main terrestrial channel of trade and economic ties with the world; and Iraq's persisting marginal position in the affairs of the Arab world. The political developments within Iraq are discussed up to the most recent events (December 2010), when a new government was set up. It remains to be seen whether the former centralist policies of the prime minister will prevail in a state which is gradually disposing of the American military presence, assuming command over its unsolved problems of security and daily life as well as of its future stability.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The Constitutional Settingp. 7
The Shi'is in Post-Saddam Iraq: A Common Political Front, but Different Tactics?p. 53
Kurdish Politics and the Shaping of Post-Saddam Iraqp. 104
Sunni Discontent in Iraq: An Historical Perspectivep. 129
Economic Policy in Iraq, 2003-2009p. 146
Back to Square One: Women's Rights in Post-Invasion Iraqp. 171
Grand Ayatollah 'Ali al-Sistani: Ideology, Activities, Proselytizing, Polemicsp. 187
Iran in Iraq: Between Opportunity and Threatp. 212
Neighbor to the World's Superpower: Turkey's Challenge in Northern Iraqp. 243
Iraq and the Arab System since the 2003 War: A Persistent Marginalityp. 266
Conclusionp. 295
Editors and Contributorsp. 298
Consolidated Bibliographyp. 301
Indexp. 312
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