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A War Too Far

A War Too Far

Iraq, Iran and the New American Century

Paul Rogers

The implications of war in Iraq, and the possibility of an attack on Iran and its consequences

There are few today who can claim that the US occupation of Iraq has been a success, for either side. A War Too Far takes this on by looking back on the many unanswered questions about the invasion itself. What was the real reason for the Iraq War? Did George Bush ever have a strategy to confront al-Qaida in one arena? How does the invasion alter Iraq's relationship with Iran? And what does this mean for the future?

Examining the delicate balance of power in Iraq, this book explores the options for a US exit strategy, and how the invasion affects America's relationship with Iran.

Paul Rogers explores:
• The neo-conservative vision of a US-dominated Middle East
• The oil link – Iraq's significance in energy geopolitics
• Links with Israel – the development of close military co-operation between the US and Israeli military
• The growing possibility of a war on Iran and its potential repercussions

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. His books include, Losing Control (Pluto, 2010), Into the Long War (Pluto, 2006) and A War Too Far (Pluto, 2006).

1. War
2. Aftermath
3. The insurgency takes root
4. Overstretch
5. The Israel factor
6. Oil and the war
7. Fallujah
8. Next: Iran?
9. Endless war
Published by Pluto Press in Jan 2006
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745324326

320 pages

135mm x 215mm