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Limiting arms, enforcing limits: International inspections an the challenges of compellance in Germany post-1919, Iraq post-1991

Alexander, MS and Keiger, JFV 2006, 'Limiting arms, enforcing limits: International inspections an the challenges of compellance in Germany post-1919, Iraq post-1991' , The Journal of Strategic Studies, 29 (2) , pp. 345-394.

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Abstract

This article compares efforts to curb German military power after 1919 with attempts to limit that of Iraq after 1991. It argues that incomplete defeat in each case, compounded by disputes among the victors (exploited by the Germans and Iraqis) undermined a long-term maintenance of each settlement. UNSCOM's problems in Iraq in the 1990s replicated much of what had hamstrung the IMCC in Germany in the 1920s. Crucial was the lack of autonomous intelligence and verification capabilities, enabling the targeted regimes to defy inspections, whilst challenging the impartiality and legitimacy of the enforcers. Facing devious and unrepentant adversaries, both inspection regimes survived barely seven years. In both cases a second war would ensue against the non-compliers - Germany in 1939, Iraq in 2003.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Subjects / Themes > U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Strategic Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0140-2390
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2007 15:42
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1241

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