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The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005

David M. Malone


Spanning the last quarter century, this book examines the impact the United Nations Security Council has had on Iraq - and Iraq’s impact on the Security Council. Told largely in chronological fashion, five phases of the story are here discerned. The first phase deals with the Council’s role as Cold War peacemaker during the Iran-Iraq war. The second phase involves its response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The third phase is characterized by ‘creeping unilateralism’, occurring within the context of a more multidisciplinary approach to peace operations. The fourth phase covers the period betwe ... More

Keywords: United Nations, UN Security Council, Cold War, Iran-Iraq war, Kuwait, 9/11, unilateralism, reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278572
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199278571.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Malone, author
Assistant Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs Canada
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