Regions / Iraq
To be successful, humanitarian organizations providing aid to Iraq must struggle to establish a humanitarian/reconstruction agenda with some degree of autonomy from military occupation plans.
Here are some strategies that can make the new global peace movement tenacious and effective in the post-Iraq war period.
Overall, the resolution does not try to bring the Iraqi occupation into line with international law: It attempts to reshape international law to fit the occupation.
Sunni and Shia groups battle for leadership in Iraq
Peace advocacy is more than opposition; it is defined not by what it opposes but by what it proposes.
If the unilateralist hawks in the administration of President George W. Bush were hoping that the easier than expected military victory in Iraq would bring the U.S. public closer to their views, they are likely to be very disappointed by the latest public
It is striking that few people are asking whether the U.S. or the rest of the world is safer now as a result of this overwhelming American military victory.
As U.S. forces consolidate the occupation in Iraq the neoconservatives are bringing the war home.
While Iraqis want U.S. help, they do not want U.S. influence, particularly in the formation of their democracy and its supporting civil structure.
Organizations that might have opposed war must not adopt the position that by participating in planning for post-conflict relief efforts or for new institutions of governance, they are somehow legitimizing the war or compromising their position.