The War Gamble: Understanding US interests in Iraq

Stokes, Doug (2009) The War Gamble: Understanding US interests in Iraq. Globalizations, 6 (1). pp. 105-110. ISSN 1474-7731. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Many commentators in the media and academia have viewed the US invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq as an irrational blunder. In contrast, this article argues that the Iraq war was in fact an entirely rational, but high-stakes ‘war gamble’ designed to preserve US hegemony using its strategic primacy. The article examines the key interests that drove this war gamble, as well as some of the developments and challenges for US policy that have arisen as a result of the war gamble. Varios comentadores de los medios y de la academia han observado la invasión de EE.UU. y la subsecuente ocupación de Iraq como un disparate irracional. En contraste, este artículo sostiene que la guerra de Iraq era en efecto enteramente racional, mas sin embargo, un ‘juego de guerra’ altamente riesgoso designado para preservar la hegemonía estadounidense, usando su primacía estratégica. El artículo examina tanto los intereses claves que arrastraron a este juego de guerra, como algunos de los desarrollos y retos para la política de EE.UU. que surgieron como resultado del juego de guerra.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: T.M.J. Vandenkendelaere
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 06:42
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