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? Into the Long War 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.
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.
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. The Context for a Long War 2. US Options in Iraq: May 2005 3. Iraq, Afghanistan and US Public Opinion: June 2005 4. London, Sharm al Sheikh and the al-Qaida Movement: July 2005 5. Gaza in Context: August 2005 6. The US Military and the 'War on Terror': September 2005 7. Iraq in a Wider Perspective: October 2005 8. The Politics of War: November 2005 9. Control without the Consequences: December 2005 10. Iraq, Afghanistan and now Iran Once Again: January 2006 11. Iraq - Three Years On: February 2006 12. Iran - Sliding to War? March 2006 13. From Cold War to Long War: April 2006 14. Endless War? Index