A Different Kind of War: The UN Sanctions Regime in Iraq

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Berghahn Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Political Science - 322 pages
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At a time when the international community is again threatening some countries with sanctions, this book comes as a warning. It should be mandatory reading for all those politicians and their foreign-policy advisors who continue to consider sanctions an effective form of policy. The author not only offers us a critical, lucid, and well-informed survey of political developments in Iraq, but also a heart-rending account of the suffering of the Iraqi people. It was they who bore the brunt of the 13-year's sanctions, while the members of Saddam's regime continued to live in luxury and accumulate huge fortunes.

H.-C. von Sponeck, the former “UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq,” explores the UN's sanction policies against Iraq, their consequences, and the domestic conditions during this period. His extensive research is based on previously unpublished internal UN documents and discussions with UN decision makers (such as General Secretary Kofi Annan), Iraqi officials and politicians (including Saddam Hussein), and ordinary Iraqis. The author’s findings question who really benefited from the program, what role the UN Security Council and its various member states played, and whether there were then and are today alternatives to the UN's Iraq policies.

H. C. von Sponeckworked for the United Nations for more than thirty years and in 1998 was appointed UN Assistant Secretary General. During his service he worked for the UN Development program in Ghana, Turkey, Botswana, Pakistan and India. Since his resignation from the UN he has served as a member of the board of trustees of various non-governmental organizations in Switzerland, Italy and the US, as an adviser for multilateral issues, and as a consultant for personnel development in international organizations.

  

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interesting book, but i, amos hochstein, did not come to iraq to continue the clinton policy. on the contrary, the only reason i went was to see the situation and to continue to try and get a "deal" with saddam. while criticized at the time, obviously, i was vindicated and wish we had dealt with him rather than emboldening iran and driving more of the region into chaos. 

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More American-bashing, leftist propaganda by the guy Madeleine Albright told to shut up when he dared suggest that we were starving the Iraqis into oblivion. Read full review

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Contents

List of Tables
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Benefit for Some
173
Processing as at Mid2004
189
The NoFly Zones the Humanitarian Programme
191
The United Nations Special Commission and the
223
Confrontation
261
Postscript
277
Dates of Official OilforFood Programme Phases
279
Value of Goods Arrived under the OilforFood Programme
285
Phase v Budget and Value of Goods Arrived Per Person
291
Bibliography
305
Index of Names
320
Copyright

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