The Resource Iraq : politics, governance, and human rights, Kenneth Katzman

Iraq : politics, governance, and human rights, Kenneth Katzman

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Iraq : politics, governance, and human rights
Title
Iraq
Title remainder
politics, governance, and human rights
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Kenneth Katzman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Iraq's stability is threatened by a breakdown in relations among major political factions, a continuing insurgency by Sunni Muslims who resent Shiite political domination, and spillover from increasingly sectarian conflict in Syria. Sunni Arabs, always fearful that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki would seek unchallenged power for Shiite factions, accuse him of sidelining high ranking Sunni Arabs from government. Iraq's Kurds have become increasingly distrustful of Maliki over territorial, political, and economic issues, and are threatening to limit or end their involvement in the central government. The Shiite faction of Moqtada Al Sadr supported the other groups' efforts in mid-2012 to try to oust Maliki until Iran pressed Sadr to discontinue that action. The infighting, coupled with the emboldening of Iraqi Sunni insurgents by the Sunni-led uprising in Syria, has produced increasingly ambitious attacks by Iraqi Sunni insurgent groups, particularly Al Qaeda in Iraq. These attacks are testing the ability of Iraqi security forces and undermining Maliki's reputation as an ensurer of security and stability. The violence is intended to reignite all-out sectarian conflict, but the attacks have failed to spark such broad conflict to date. And, the political rift and the violence have not halted governance or prevented oil export growth. Iraq is rapidly becoming an ever larger oil producer and exporter. The continuing violence and governmental dysfunctions have called into question the legacy of U.S. involvement in Iraq. In line with the November 2008 bilateral U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement, President Obama announced on October 21, 2011, that U.S. forces would leave Iraq entirely at the end of 2011. Iraq is responsible for its own security and it security forces number nearly 700,000 members, and it has sought to put behind it the period of U.S. occupation and political and military tutelage. However, the Administration asserts that the ongoing violence necessitates that Iraq rededicate itself to military cooperation with and assistance from the United States, using State and Defense Department programs. Although recognizing that Iraq wants to rebuild its relations in the Arab world and in its immediate neighborhood, the United States is seeking to prevent Iraq from falling under the sway of Iran. The Maliki government is inclined toward close relations with the Islamic Republic, but the legacy of Iran-Iraq hostilities, and Arab and Persian differences, limit Iranian influence. Still, Iraq has aligned with Iran's support for Bashar Al Assad's regime in Syria. Some see Iraq as aligning with neither Washington nor Tehran, but trying instead to reestablish its historic role as a major player in the Arab world. To do so Iraq has been trying to rebuild relations with Sunni Arab states, particularly Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Iraq took a large step toward returning to the Arab fold by hosting an Arab League summit on March 27-29, 2012
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AWC
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HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Library
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Katzman, Kenneth
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z663.6
LC item number
.I737 2012g ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RS21968
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  • Political stability
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Human rights
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • United States
  • Iraq
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Ethnic relations
  • Human rights
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Political stability
  • Iraq
  • United States
Label
Iraq : politics, governance, and human rights, Kenneth Katzman
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Publication
Note
"November 9, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Overview of the post-Saddam political transition
  • 2006-2011 : sectarian conflict and U.S.-assisted reconciliation
  • Unresolved schisms and post-U.S. withdrawal political collapse
  • Governance and human rights issues
  • Regional dimension
  • U.S. military withdrawal and post-2011 policy
Control code
818331347
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818331347
Label
Iraq : politics, governance, and human rights, Kenneth Katzman
Publication
Note
"November 9, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Overview of the post-Saddam political transition
  • 2006-2011 : sectarian conflict and U.S.-assisted reconciliation
  • Unresolved schisms and post-U.S. withdrawal political collapse
  • Governance and human rights issues
  • Regional dimension
  • U.S. military withdrawal and post-2011 policy
Control code
818331347
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818331347

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