Creeping Unilateralism: How Operation Provide Comfort and the No-Fly Zones in 1991 and 1992 Paved the Way for the Iraq Crisis of 2003
Security Dialogue, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 123-141, March 2006
19 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2008
Date Written: March 2006
In this article, co-authored with James Cockayne, it is argued that the genesis of the Iraq Crisis of 2003 within the Security Council can be traced to earlier patterns of acquiescence by Council members in US and UK unilateral enforcement action in Iraq. By the time this acquiescence ceased, between 1994 and 1996, UK and US enforcement policy was set and would culminate in Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003.
Keywords: United Nations, Security Council, Iraq, unilateralism, Operation Provide Comfort, no-fly zones
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