Things Fall Apart: Containing the Spillover from an Iraqi Civil War 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0815713797
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"This is a timely book that addresses an important issue with unmistakeable political and policy implications. Highly recommended." — CHOICE



"Daniel Byman and Kenneth Pollack should thus be commended for considering the nature and consequences of a full-scale civil war in Iraq. Although supporters and critics of the George W. Bush administration might find it hard to imagine a further deterioration of the situation in that war-torn country, Byman and Pollack lay out a doomsday scenario that could embroil the entire Middle East in war. Things Fall Apart does not predict that a full-blown civil war will erupt in Iraq, but by surveying conflicts in Yugoslavia, Somalia, Lebanon, Congo, and Afghanistan, it identifies policies that have tended to exacerbate past conflicts." —James J. Wirtz, Naval Postgraduate School, Political Science Quarterly



"Well-researched and written, Things Fall Apart is a useful exercise in thinking one step ahead.... [it] provides an invaluable framework from which policymakers across the political spectrum might begin to develop strategies to contain a collapsing Iraqi state." —Michael Rubin, Middle East Quarterly

About the Author

Daniel L. Byman is a nonresident senior fellow with the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He also directs the Security Studies Program and the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University's Edmund A.Walsh School of Foreign Service. His books include Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism (Cambridge, 2005). Kenneth M. Pollack is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he is research director for the Saban Center. He is author of The Persian Puzzle:The Conflict between Iran and America (Random House, 2004) and The Threatening Storm:The Case for Invading Iraq (Random House, 2002).


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  • Paperback : 239 pages
  • Item Weight : 12.2 ounces
  • ISBN-10 : 0815713797
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0815713791
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.59 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press; 1st Edition (May 7, 2007)
  • Language: : English
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