9780415466554

IraqÆs Sunni Insurgency

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415466554

  • ISBN10:

    0415466555

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-07-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

From 2003 to 2008, the Sunni Arab insurgency in Iraq posed a key challenge to political stability in the country and to Coalition objectives there. This paper explains the onset, composition and evolution of this insurgency. It begins by addressing both its immediate and deeper sociopolitical origins, and goes on to examine the multiple ideological strands within the insurgency and their often conflicting methods and goals.

Table of Contents

Glossaryp. 5
Mapp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Iraq: a history of violencep. 8
Origins, Causes and Compositionp. 13
Origins and causesp. 13
Compositionp. 17
Ideologyp. 25
Ba'athists and their affiliatesp. 25
Nationalist-Islamists and their affiliatesp. 27
Iraqi Salafistsp. 29
AQM and its affiliatesp. 34
Objectives and Strategyp. 37
Organisation, Targeting, Operational Art and Tacticsp. 43
Internal structures and organisationp. 43
Targeting, operational art and tacticsp. 45
The Insurgency's Internal and External Problemsp. 53
Not a national war of liberationp. 53
Factionalism and rivalryp. 56
Incoherence at the centre of political powerp. 65
Sanctuaries and external supportp. 68
Conclusionp. 73
Endnotesp. 79
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