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Title America's role in nation-building : from Germany to Iraq / James Dobbins [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 244 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "MR-1753-RC."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-242).
Contents Germany -- Japan -- Somalia -- Haiti -- Bosnia -- Kosovo -- Afghanistan -- Lessons learned -- Iraq.
Note Print version record.
Summary The post-World War II occupations of Germany and Japan set standards for postconflict nation-building that have not since been matched. Only in recent years has the United States has felt the need to participate in similar transformations, but it is now facing one of the most challenging prospects since the 1940s: Iraq. The authors review seven case studies--Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan--and seek lessons about what worked well and what did not. Then, they examine the Iraq situation in light of these lessons. Success in Iraq will require an extensive commitment of financial, military, and political resources for a long time. The United States cannot afford to contemplate early exit strategies and cannot afford to leave the job half completed.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 -- Case studies.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989- -- Case studies.
United States -- Military policy -- Case studies.
Intervention (International law) -- Case studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Intervention (International law) (OCoLC)fst00977583
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term Since 1945
Genre/Form EBooks (www)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Dobbins, James, 1942-
Other Form: Print version: America's role in nation-building. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2003 083303460X (DLC) 2003014127 (OCoLC)52542590
ISBN 9780833034861 (electronic bk.)
0833034863 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051315097
DEBBG BV043119568
DEBSZ 422391115
GBVCP 1008648493
GBVCP 80113742X

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