Chapter 6. Reaping the Whirlwind: The Fallout from the Invasion of Iraq for British Relations across the Middle East

  1. Dr Rosemary Hollis Director Visiting Professor Head

Published Online: 17 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324365.ch6

Britain and the Middle East in the 9/11 Era

Britain and the Middle East in the 9/11 Era

How to Cite

Hollis, R. (2010) Reaping the Whirlwind: The Fallout from the Invasion of Iraq for British Relations across the Middle East, in Britain and the Middle East in the 9/11 Era, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324365.ch6

Author Information

  1. City University London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405102971

Online ISBN: 9781444324365

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Keywords:

  • British relations across the Middle East - reaping the whirlwind, fallout from Iraq invasion;
  • British decision to join US invasion of Iraq in 2003 - before government's case for war was put to parliament;
  • Iraq, not concealing WMD, ousting regime - turning Iraq into battleground that al-Qaeda exploits;
  • Washington's initial plan for running Iraq - and Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Aid (ORHA);
  • ORHA disbandment, and so-called Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA);
  • democracy, populism, sectarianism and terrorism;
  • US presence in Iraq and size and its budget - dwarfing the British;
  • British, encountering attacks - Shia militia groups and criminal gangs fighting each other for control of resources;
  • Britain and Iran - from rapprochement to animosity;
  • Washington's espousal of reform agenda - for Arab world damaging US–Egyptian relations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • I: Inside Iraq

  • The Iraq war

  • Britain's predicament

  • II: Around the region

  • Britain and Iran: from rapprochement to animosity

  • British relations with Syria and Libya

  • Countering terrorism: British relations with Jordan and Egypt