This volume provides analysis of the state of Iraq's security and of current Western policy toward the country in the wake of the Gulf War. It also examines the political, economic, and security impact of sanctions, Iraq's future role as an oil exporter, the U.S. policy of ?dual containment? in relation to Iraq, and options for dealing with Iraq in the future.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Internal Political Developments Since the Gulf War -- The Informal Politics of the “Center” -- The Formal Politics of Iraq’s Instruments of State Power -- The “Periphery”: Opposition Movements and Ethnic and Sectarian Issues -- The “Periphery”: Political Alienation and Abuses of Human Rights -- Sanctions and Economic Instability -- Oil and Iraqi Export Capabilities -- External Relations -- Military Developments -- The Threat from Iraqi Land Forces -- The Threat from Iraqi Air and Air Defense Forces -- The Threat from Iraqi Naval Forces -- Unconventional Warfare and Terrorism -- The Threat from Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction -- The Problem of Policy: Beyond Sanctions and “Dual Containment” -- Sources and Methods