Nockles, Bruce Gerard
Explanations of the foreign policy behaviour of the United States in respect of Iraq in
2003 overwhelmingly centre on what Kenneth Waltz referred to as the ‘first image'
level of analysis. According to this reasoning, the George W. Bush Administration
exhibited unique qualities that, if absent, would have avoided war. This
conceptualisation of the events of 2003, however, fails to acknowledge the incremental
and consistent development of Iraq as a perceived threat to US interests over...[Show more]
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