A War to Start All Wars

Ferguson, Niall
January 2007
Atlantic;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 299 Issue 1, p27
The article focuses on the United States' invasion of Iraq and its destabilization of the region. The civil war that has erupted in Iraq is said to be one of the world's biggest since 1945. The article addresses the possibility of the civil war spreading beyond Iraq's borders into the greater Middle East. Comparisons are drawn to World War I and to Africa's Great War, in which millions of people lost their lives between 1998 and 2000.


Related Articles

  • Towards a new pan-Arabism. MUTH, SUSAN DE // Middle East;May2011, Issue 422, p22 

    The article focuses on the political unrest and uprisings in the Middle East which highilight the revolts in Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt. It speculates whether there is a resurgence of the pan-Arabism in the 1960s and the Six Day War characterised by widening divisions between nations-states based...

  • Curb your enthusiasm.  // New Jersey Jewish News;9/1/2011, Vol. 65 Issue 35, p11 

    The author reflects on the social unrest and political turmoil in 2011 in the Middle East.

  • MENA: Threat Of Social Unrest Weighs On Ratings.  // Emerging Markets Monitor;1/31/2011, Vol. 16 Issue 41, p6 

    This article provides an outlook for sovereign risk ratings of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Business Monitor International Ltd. (BMI) highlights the deterioration of the region's sovereign risk profiles. The BMI expects the trend to continue because of social unrest in...

  • I know there's trouble in the Middle East when I need my flak jacket, gas mask and Kevlar boxers. Bowen, Jeremy // New Statesman;3/7/2014, Vol. 143 Issue 5200, p22 

    The article looks at political and military conditions in the Middle East as of 2014. The author, the Middle East editor for the British Broadcasting Corp., recounts the high level of activity among journalists and the dangers they have faced covering the region since the beginning of the Arab...

  • The Shadow Commander. Filkins, Dexter // New Yorker;9/30/2013, Vol. 89 Issue 30, p1 

    Qassem Suleimani is the Iranian operative who has been reshaping the Middle East. Now he's directing Assad's war in Syria.

  • Machiavelli in Mesopotamia: Nouri al-Maliki Builds the Body Politic. Parker, Ned // World Policy Journal;Spring2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p17 

    The article discusses the efforts of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to create political stability in post-civil war Iraq. Prime Minister al-Maliki has started to consolidate his power over the country's security forces and assert his will on the Iraqi provinces, the author indicates....

  • Liberty for Strangers: American Power and the Predicament of the Arabs. Ajami, Fouad // American Spectator;Apr2007, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p32 

    The article discusses the U.S.' diplomatic role in the Middle East. The article talks about U.S. President George W. Bush's push for democratic freedom in the region. Some political experts claim Bush used democratic freedom as an excuse when the war in Iraq turned out to be more difficult and...

  • Other People's Mail. McDonnell, Pat; Minadeo, Halina; Reik, Miriam M.; Arntuffus, David; Joerger, Hank; Dowden, Patricia; Martin, Gilbert; Lindley, Arthur; Fier, Philip; Varzi, Hamid; Hollen, Chris van; Ferriss, Richard S. // Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Mar2006, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p71 

    The article presents several letters related to the politics and government in the Middle East. The media are lamenting prime minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke as a blow to the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Sharon's much-ballyhooed pullout of illegal Israeli settlers in Gaza has done...

  • A Civil Provocation. Bremmer, Ian // National Interest;Summer2006, Issue 84, p58 

    This article contends that a clear definition of the term "civil war" should be made first before parties that oppose and parties that support that continued presence of U.S. and Coalition forces in Iraq advance their arguments that cites civil war in or the descent of Iraq into civil war. Civil...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics