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Title The Iraq effect : the Middle East after the Iraq War / Frederic Wehrey [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 187 pages) : color illustrations, color map.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
Summary The conflict in Iraq has reverberated across the Middle East, affecting the balance of power between neighboring states, their internal political dynamics, how their publics view American credibility, and the strategies and tactics of al-Qa'ida. No matter how the internal situation in Iraq evolves, its effects on the broader region will be felt for decades, presenting new challenges and opportunities for U.S. policy. A better understanding of how regional states and nonstate actors have responded to the Iraq conflict will better prepare the United States to manage the war's long-term consequences. To that end, the authors conducted extensive fieldwork in the region and canvassed local media sources to inform their analysis. Among their key findings: The war has facilitated the rise of Iranian power in the region, but Iran faces more limits than is commonly acknowledged; the war has eroded local confidence in U.S. credibility and created new opportunities for Chinese and Russian involvement; the war has entrenched and strengthened neighboring Arab regimes while diminishing the momentum for political reform; and the war has eroded al-Qa'ida's standing in the region, but the network and its affiliates are adapting with new tactics and strategies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-187).
Contents Introduction -- An altered strategic landscape : the shifting regional balance of power -- New challenges to American influence : Chinese and Russian roles in the Middle East -- Domestic reverberations of the war : internal challenges to regime stability -- The Iraq War and the future of terrorism : lessons learned and new strategic trends -- Conclusion : managing the aftershocks of Iraq and seizing opportunities.
Note Print version record.
Subject Iraq War (2003-2011) (OCoLC)fst01802311
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Influence.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Middle East -- Strategic aspects.
HISTORY -- Military.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Central Asia.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Strategic aspects of individual places. (OCoLC)fst01355062
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Middle East -- regional development.
Irakkriget 2003- -- influenser.
Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East.
Middle East.
History & Archaeology.
Chronological Term 2003-2011
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Wehrey, Frederic M.
Rand Corporation.
Project Air Force (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Iraq effect. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010 9780833047885 (DLC) 2009053859 (OCoLC)495547106
ISBN 9780833048066 (electronic bk.)
0833048066 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000048807589
AU@ 000051330214
CHNEW 000623068
DEBBG BV043155028
DEBBG BV044145960
DEBSZ 421696303
GBVCP 1008653586
GBVCP 803082916
NZ1 13866632
ZWZ 148915485

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