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Humanitarian Interventions and National Interests; Iraq Case Study
Zohre Heidari Beni * 1, Ezatollah Ezzati 2, Mohamadreza Hafez Nia 3, Heidar Lotfi 4
1- Department of Political Geography,Faculty of Humanities,Garmsar University, Garmsar, Iran
2- Department of Political Geography, Faculty of Humanities, Science and Research University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Political Geography, Faculty of Humanities,Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Political Geography, Faculty of Humanities, Garmsar University, Garmsar, Iran
Abstract:   (409 Views)
Introduction and Background: The idea of human intervention stems from the sense of responsibility of the international community in protecting the population from harming political violence, and this process demonstrates the importance of addressing the fundamental human rights issues in a historical process that has now become a global variable. In fact, with the end of the Cold War and the importance of soft issues such as human rights, humanitarian interventions have been at the center of international attention in protecting communities against states, and in this regard, there have been numerous interventions in the surface of the world, including Iraq, and so on. Therefore, the geopolitical position of countries over time and under the influence of various factors such as military interventions and wars, revolutions, changes in the international system and the global system, and changes in power balances are constantly changing. Nevertheless, humanitarian interventions appear to be largely influenced by the national interests of governments and major powers in international relations, which has been well documented in the US intervention in Iraq in 2003. In fact, the US intervention in Iraq in 2003 seems to be not for humanitarian reasons but for the hegemonic interests of the United States in the international system and the Middle East.
Aims: In this regard, the study seeks to investigate the relationship between the United States intervention in Iraq in 2003 and the hegemonic interests of the United States and link these hegemonic interests to humanitarian goals.
Methodology: The research method is descriptive-analytic and data collection method is library and internet. The central question of this study is based on the relationship between the US intervention in Iraq in 2003, with humanitarian pretexts and US interests in Iraq.
Conclusion: The research hypothesis is based on the idea that the United States has been pursuing its hegemonic interests in the Middle East and Iraq by combining the concepts of the fight against terrorism and attempting to spread liberal democracy with humanitarian intervention.
 
 
Keywords: 2003 War Iraq, United States, Hegemonic Interests, Humanitarian Intervention, Fight Against Terrorism and liberal Democracy.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Political geography
Received: 2018/01/4 | Accepted: 2018/08/14 | Published: 2018/09/17
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