Accession Number:

ADA415362

Title:

National Building: Installing Democracy in Iraq After Saddam

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Nation building is the child of regime change. With the specter of another Iraqi war looming less than a dozen years after Gulf War I, a key war termination question arises How to fix and stabilize Iraq after the military campaign to oust Saddam Hussein Americas long term Desired End State DES of peace and stability in Southwest Asia will depend on successful nation building in Iraq. Doing it right will be safer and cheaper than doing it again. This paper examines the concept of nation building and offers a comprehensive plan for nation building and democracy that will achieve the long-term American goal of stability in Iraq and the Persian Gulf region. Nation Building in Arab states is unprecedented. Iraq is an especially complicated case due to ethnic and religious animosity among Kurds, Shias and Sunni Muslims. The solution is a democracy modeled after the Swiss Cantonal System with Arab peacekeepers in the cities and America controlling the oil and hence influencing the new government.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE