Nation Building in Iraq: Dr. Rose and Capt. Cooper discuss realities of Iraq with Bryn Athyn College students.
...Dr. Greg Rose, Associate Professor at the Air Force Academy, and Captain Craig Cooper, met with students over lunch in a standing room only classroom in Pendleton Hall.
...Dr. Rose addressed policy issues, while Captain Cooper, who has done three tours of duty in Iraq as weapons officer aboard an F15E, gave a first hand account.
...Photo: Dr. Rose and Capt. Cooper discuss realities of Iraq with Bryn Athyn College students.
This was followed by a presentation by Dr. Rose
discussed the challenges of nation building in Iraq from the perspective of Iraq's internal conditions.He
outlined the slim record of success in past attempts at nation building around the globe, stressing that there are certain prerequisites to success in these efforts, and they are seldom all present.In particular, he
said that strong ethnic identity and homogeneity, strong state capacity (organized military, judiciary, bureaucracy), and economic development and resources were three essentials.Click here to download a summary of Dr. Rose's
Mr. Radcliffe complemented Dr. Rose's
talk by illustrating the challenges of nation building in Iraq from the perspective of the U. S. military, intelligence and diplomacy apparatus.
Using the same examples of success and failure as Dr. Rose
highlighted the difficulty of inter-agency cooperation.