Lessons of the Iraqi De-Ba'athification Program for Iraq's Future and the Arab Revolutions: Saddam Hussein, Alawite, Syria and Assad, Yemen by Progressive Management

Lessons of the Iraqi De-Ba'athification Program for Iraq's Future and the Arab Revolutions: Saddam…

byProgressive Management

Kobo ebook | March 5, 2013

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In December 2011, the last U.S. combat troops were withdrawn from Iraq after an almost 9-year presence in that country. This day was welcomed by the U.S. public after years of sacrifice and struggle to build a new Iraq. Yet, the Iraq that U.S. troops have left at the insistence of its government remains a deeply troubled nation. Often Iraqi leaders view political issues in sharply sectarian terms, and national unity is elusive. The Iraqi political system was organized by both the United States and Iraq, although over time, U.S. influence diminished and Iraqi influence increased. This monograph examines the policies of de-Ba'athification as initiated by the U.S.-led Coalition Provision Authority (CPA) under Ambassador L. Paul Bremer and as practiced by various Iraqi political commissions and entities created under the CPA order. He also considers the ways in which the Iraqi de-Ba'athification program has evolved and remained an important but divisive institution over time. It suggests that many U.S. officials in Iraq saw problems with de-Ba'athification, but they had difficulties softening or correcting the process once it had become firmly established in Iraqi hands. Other U.S. policymakers were slower in recognizing the politicized nature of de-Ba'athification and its devolution into a process in which both its Iraqi supporters and opponents viewed it as an instrument of Shi'ite revenge and political domination of Sunni Arabs. The considers both the future of Iraq and the differences and similarities between events in Iraq and the Arab Spring states. The monograph has examined both Ba'athism as a concept and the ways in which it was practiced in Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The initial principles of Ba'athism were sufficiently broad as to allow their acquisition by a tyrant seeking ideological justification for a merciless regime. This comprehensive analysis of Iraqi Ba'athism ensures that he does not overgeneralize when drawing potential parallels to events in the Arab Spring countries. The monograph considers the nature of Iraqi de-Ba'athification in considerable depth and carefully evaluates the rationales and results of actions taken by both Americans and Iraqis involved in the process.
Title:Lessons of the Iraqi De-Ba'athification Program for Iraq's Future and the Arab Revolutions: Saddam…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 5, 2013Publisher:Progressive ManagementLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1301137057

ISBN - 13:9781301137053