The Anticipated US War against Iraq: Regional and Strategic Implicationshgs

The Anticipated US War against Iraq: Regional and Strategic Implicationshgs

  • 18 February 2003

Dr. Ahmad Shikara discussed the winds of war that are
gathering speed against Iraq and the US military strategic
doctrine of preemption that faces major opposition by
prominent European countries, led by Germany and
France. Even though they creating salient divisions not
only in Europe but also in the United Nations Security
Council, the possibilities of war still exist.
The speaker tried to answer a number of questions
through the assessment of the balance of power in the
region, which is characterized by the weakness of the
Arab position against the hegemonic project of the United
States, which will seek – thanks to its military power – to
reshape the map of the Middle East. He also predicted
movement of the dynamics prevailing in the Middle East
within the framework governed by the different interests
of the competing forces.
He addressed the current state of fragmentation that
is tearing apart the Arab ranks, which is reflected in the
weakness of the diplomatic position, and have remained
on the margin of the concerns of Washington and major
powers. He called on Arab countries to reconsider the
regional balances in light of the current crisis over Iraq, as
they constitute a test case for the ability of countries in the
region to contribute to the formulation of their regional
system.

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Tuesday 18 February 2003

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Tuesday 18 February 2003

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