The Resource Invisible war : the United States and the Iraq sanctions, Joy Gordon

Invisible war : the United States and the Iraq sanctions, Joy Gordon

Label
Invisible war : the United States and the Iraq sanctions
Title
Invisible war
Title remainder
the United States and the Iraq sanctions
Statement of responsibility
Joy Gordon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The economic sanctions imposed on Iraq from 1990 to 2003 were the most comprehensive and devastating of any established in the name of international governance. The sanctions, coupled with the bombing campaign of 1991, brought about the near collapse of Iraq's infrastructure and profoundly compromised basic conditions necessary to sustain life." "In a sharp indictment of U.S. policy, Joy Gordon examines the key role the nation played in shaping the sanctions, whose harsh strictures resulted in part from U.S. definitions of "dual use" and "weapons of mass destruction," and claims that everything from water pipes to laundry detergent to child vaccines could produce weapons. Drawing on internal UN documents, confidential minutes of closed meetings, and interviews with foreign diplomats and U.S. officials, Gordon details how the United States not only prevented critical humanitarian goods from entering Iraq but also undermined attempts at reform; unilaterally overrode the UN weapons inspectors; and manipulated votes in the Security Council. In every political, legal, and bureaucratic domain, the deliberate policies of the United States ensured the continuation of Iraq's catastrophic condition. Provocative and sure to stir debate, this book lays bare the damage that can be done by unchecked power in our institutions of international governance."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Joy
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1586.3
LC item number
.G67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United Nations
  • United Nations
  • United Nations
  • United Nations
  • Vereinte Nationen
  • Vereinte Nationen
  • Economic sanctions
  • Economic sanctions
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Wirtschaftssanktion
  • sanction internationale
  • politique étrangère
  • Wirtschaftssanktion
  • United States
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • United States
  • Irak
  • USA
  • Irak
  • USA
Label
Invisible war : the United States and the Iraq sanctions, Joy Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The policy of containment -- How the sanctions worked -- The influence of the United States -- The problem of holds -- The magnitude of the catastrophe -- Tensions at the United Nations -- The role of the Iraqi government -- Congress and the sanctions -- The oil for food scandal -- Inside the U.S. policy -- International law and the sanctions -- The moral and political questions
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 359 pages
Isbn
9780674035713
Lccn
2009050639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)318876107
Label
Invisible war : the United States and the Iraq sanctions, Joy Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The policy of containment -- How the sanctions worked -- The influence of the United States -- The problem of holds -- The magnitude of the catastrophe -- Tensions at the United Nations -- The role of the Iraqi government -- Congress and the sanctions -- The oil for food scandal -- Inside the U.S. policy -- International law and the sanctions -- The moral and political questions
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 359 pages
Isbn
9780674035713
Lccn
2009050639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)318876107

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