Middle East Studies
Into the Long War
Oxford Research Group International Security Report 2006
- ISBN: 9780745326115
- Extent: 160pp
- Release Date: 20 Nov 2006
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Paperback
- Category: Middle East Studies
-- World's leading security expert asseses prospects for a war with Iran --
Iraq stands on the edge of civil war. As sectarian killings escalate, and troops become more deeply entrenched, is there any prospect of an exit strategy? Leading security expert Paul Rogers examines events in Iraq since May 2005 and how they impact on other countries including Afghanistan, Iran and the wider Middle East.
Bringing together the extensive analysis of the renowned Oxford Research Group, the book charts a tumultuous period in the conflict, including a wider international perspective on the terrorist attacks in London and Sharm al Sheik, and an assessment of how US public opinion has changed as the war drags on.
Tackling events in chronological order, Rogers offers a clear and compelling account of an invasion that was meant to take a matter of weeks -- and that now threatens to engulf an entire region for many years to come.
Praise for Paul Rogers' previous book 'Iraq and the war on terror':
"Incisive, elegant, profound; if you want to understand what happened and why, you should start here." George Monbiot
"Paul Rogers is a secular prophet for our troubled age. This analysis should be required reading in the Pentagon." David Lloyn, BBC
"Paul Rogers has proved himself, time and again, to be a dispassionate analyst of events in Iraq ... this is a must-read." Tom Walker, Sunday Times
About The Author
Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University where he teaches courses on international security and political violence. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and his publications include 26 books. He regularly appears on radio and television.