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Unformatted text preview: FINAL IDENTIFICATIONS EXAM GOV 312L (incomplete) Agency for International Development : Goals: Furthering American foreign policy abroad Expanding democracy and free markets Improving the lives of others in developing countries Created in 1961 by Foreign Assistance Act. Doesnt work alone. Relationships w/ 3,500 Amer. Companies and over 300 private organizations.. Focuses on countries trying to escape poverty, recovering from disaster, and engaging in democratic reforms Sub- Saharian Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East Stimulates economic opportunities in ME through trade facilitation to combat joblessness. Ahmed Chalabi: Secular Shiite, Baghdad-born exile whom the Pentagon was grooming as Saddam Husseins successor in Iraq Oil minister & deputy prime minister in Iraq 2005-2006 Part of Iraqi National Congress (INC)- opposition group that intended to overthrow Hussein o awarded him support from US for providing ((questionable))intelligence on Iraq o little support within Iraq He convinced US to condemn President Hussein o he reported WMD o he claimed to know of ties with Al Qaeda Buddy-buddy with all the neocons at the Pentagon like Wolfowitz Hes being investigated for fraud w/ other members of INC o convicted of embezzlement in Jordan Al Aqsa Intifada: 2 nd Palestinian uprising Began Sept 2000 in response to Ariel Sharon;s visit to Temple Mount/ Al Aqsa Mosque (same place) in Jerusalem Right after Camp David 2000 peace talks Sharon led a delegation of Likud Party legislators and 100s of Israeli security to alAqsa o Palestinians saw this as provocation (al Aqsa= Islams 3 rd holiest site) o Israelis saw his visit as an internal political move against PM/opponent Ehud Barak o violent Palestinian demonstrations Killed 4, wounded 200 Palestinians Far more violent than 1 st intifada o Arab suicide bombings/ Israelis F-16s, helicopter gunships, and laser-bombs Mitchell Report = negotiations to end the violence (By Clinton and George Mitchell- former Senator who previously helped broker truce in Northern Ireland) o-peace for land settlement Ali Larijani Iranian philosopher/ politician. Member of Iranian parliament Head national security council Top negotiator on Irans national security issues, such as Irans nuclear program Opposed Ahmadinejad American Orientalism Book by Douglas Little Eroticization of Arab world in American culture through: postmodern social theory, photojournalism (Nat Geo), cultural anthropology. o Orient= exotic, backward, dangerous, in desperate need of Western, specifically American, guidance for cultural modernization/ democracy Axis of Evil Term coined by George W. Bush to describe governments accused of helping terrorism or harboring WMD Iran, Iraq, North Korea o War on Terror Ayatollah Khomeini Aka Imam Khomeini Iranian religious leader, scholar, politician...
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2009 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '07
- The American, President of the United States, 2003 invasion of Iraq