Who Lost Iraq and Why It Matters: The Case for Offshore Balancing

Layne, Christopher
September 2007
World Policy Journal;Fall2007, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p38
Academic Journal
The article discusses the offshore balancing used by the U.S. in dealing the war in Iraq. The importance of offshore balancing will help the country prevent the emergence of Eurasian hegemon and regional oil hegemon in the Middle East. It will also avoid the result of the bad effect of the revolution shown in the Iraqi insurgency and the distribution of the Islamic fundamentalism. Neoconservatives and the ideological allies believe that the decision of the administration of President George W. Bush to invade in Iraq is correct and could possibly won.


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