Word of the day:

as seen on page 34 in the “Guiding Principles for U.S. Post-Conflict Policy in Iraq” report published by the Council on Foreign Relations [CFR]
if you don’t feel like reading the whole report just take a look at the last 3 pages, “the three phased approach” the paper suggests is outlined in a chart.
there is another interesting article on that site:
Reconstruction: A Checklist for Would-be Nation-builders in Baghdad After the Fall of Saddam
It is the gist of that 35 pages paper. Some of it sounds like the list my mother would have given my baby-sitter.

Go slow, but steady, on democracy.
Strengthen Ties that Bind.
Mind the neighbors.


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