Whither Al-Anbar Province?

Whither Al-Anbar Province?: Five Scenarios Through 2011

James B. Bruce
Jeffrey Martini
Copyright Date: 2010
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 26
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    Whither Al-Anbar Province?
    Book Description:

    As U.S. forces withdraw from Iraq, significant changes can be expected throughout al-Anbar Province in security, political, economic, and even cultural relationships. RAND convened a series of three one-day workshops at which participants identified five relatively distinct futures, or scenarios, for al-Anbar that provide plausible but alternative trajectories for the province between early 2009 and the end of 2011.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-5081-6
    Subjects: History, Political Science, Sociology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figures and Table
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Summary
    (pp. ix-xii)
  6. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xiii-xiv)
  7. Whither Al-Anbar Province? Five Scenarios Through 2011
    (pp. 1-12)

    As U.S. Marines draw down from al-Anbar Province and the U.S. military withdraws from Iraq, the resulting security vacuum will leave Iraq’s future stability to be uncertain at best. Perhaps no area is more uncertain than al-Anbar, or more consequential (possibly excepting the Kurdish north and Baghdad itself)—earlier the most violent and dangerous of all Iraqi provinces, and lately among the most hopeful, at least on the surface.

    A snapshot of al-Anbar at the end of 2008 would show a province beset with uncertainties. Once the most violent province—it was the seat of the former Sunni insurgency and...

  8. Back Matter
    (pp. None)