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An enduring epicenter of conflict and instability in the Middle East, Iraq has not only experienced domestic upheavals, but also generated threats to international peace and security for more than 25 years. Is an end to the violence, and the establishment of an enduring peace within a unified state, a realistic goal? How can it be achieved, and what may stand in its way?Addressing these questionsand arguing that a downward spiral of violence and possible state collapse can be avoidedthe authors of Iraq: Preventing a New Generation of Conflict consider the sources of conflict in the country and outline the requirements for a successful peacebuilding enterprise.David M. Malone returned to the Canadian Foreign Service after serving for six years as president of the International Peace Academy (IPA) and is now Canadas high commissioner to India and nonresident ambassador to Nepal and Bhutan. His recent publications include The UN Security Council: From the Cold War to the 21st Century and The International Struggle over Iraq. Ben Rowswell, Canadas diplomatic representative in Iraq in 20032005, continues to serve in the Canadian Foreign Service and is also senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. Markus E. Bouillon is head of the IPAs Middle East Program. Previously political adviser on the Middle East peace process at the UN, he is author of The Peace Business: Money and Power in the Palestine-Israel Conflict.Contents: Toward A New Generation of Conflict?the Editors. Iraq in Turmoil. State Collapse and the Rise of Identity PoliticsT. Dodge. Iraqs Identity CrisisP. Marr. Three Wars Later... Iraqi Living ConditionsJ. Pedersen. Islamism, Nationalism, and SectarianismA. Sidahmed. Sunni Political Parties and the Political ProcessR. Meijer. Shia Militias in Iraqi PoliticsJ. Cole. Kirkuk as a Peacebuilding Test CaseJ. Hiltermann. Toward a Stable Peace. Forging an Inclusive and Enduring Social ContractN. Haysom. Making Federalism WorkD. Cameron. Consociational vs. Integrative FederalismJ. McGarry. Federalizing Natural ResourcesB. OLeary. US Policy and DiplomacyJ. Dobbins. Securing Iraq: The Mismatch of Demand and SupplyN. Bensahel. Protection of Civilians in IraqP. Gassmann. Iraqs Arab NeighborsJ. Alterman. Dilemmas of Donor AssistanceM. Bell. Strategic Coordination for International EngagementB. Jones. Conclusion. Preventing a New Generation of Conflictthe Editors.George W. Bush, aquot;Strategy for Victory in Iraq, aquot; Speech given at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, ... aquot;Noting the commitment of all forces promoting the maintenance of security and stability in Iraq to act in accordance with ... 1637 (2005) adopted by the Security Council at its 5, 300th meeting, on November 8, 2005, 36. ... (Washington, DC: Henry L. Stimson Center Working Paper, January 2005), serviceengine/FileContent?

Author: Markus E. Bouillon, David Malone, Ben Rowswell
Publisher:Lynne Rienner Pub - 2007

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