Global Security, March, 2010
Iraq’s foreign policy – like its domestic agenda – is still in formation, following the fall of Saddam Hussein. Since 2003, most attention has been paid to the role of various neighbours and external actors in Iraq. As its political situation stabilizes, Iraq’s role as a regional and international actor is becoming more dynamic and Iraqi leaders are beginning to pursue their goals in the international arena. This report details how Iraq is reclaiming its foreign policy and beginning to develop its positions on critical regional and international issues.
Chilean General Eduardo Aldunate, Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) from September 2005 to September 2006, recounts the events leading to the deployment of a Provisional Multinational Force after the fall of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide through Haiti's stabilization and subsequent presidential elections.