TITLE

Separating Iraqis, Saving Iraq

AUTHOR(S)
Kaufmann, Chaim
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p156
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a response to Stephen Biddle's "Seeing Baghdad, Thinking Saigon," in the March/April 2006 issue. This article takes issue with Biddle's prescription for ending the violence in Iraq. The article paints a bleak picture of the sectarian conflict, arguing that the disputes between the Sunnis and Shiites could likely devolve into a humanitarian disaster. Biddle recommended suspending attempts to further democracy until a comprehensive bargain can be reached. The article argues that Iraq is destined to end up an ethnically divided country, so the U.S. should help relocate Shiites who wish to live in safer areas and create a strong Shiite government to help subdue any continued Sunni insurgent activity.
ACCESSION #
21326462

 

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