Research Paper: Hitting ISIS Where it Hurts

Pages: 2 (535 words)  ·  Bibliography Sources: 2  ·  Level: College Junior  ·  Topic: History - Israel  ·  Buy This Paper


[. . .] Also, the disparate and diffuse nature of loyalties in Iraq must be taken into account. The Iraqi government must carefully marshal support from a diverse range of regional interests spanning from nations like Turkey, the Kurdish population, and from Sunnis. The U.S. can provide assistance with these efforts but cannot be the sole 'prop' of support. The overall philosophy of Johnston is to invest independence in the entities currently responsible for governing Iraq but to maintain U.S. support to ensure an effective policy is being maintained and U.S. interests are appropriately advanced without raising anti-U.S. sentiment or creating the impression that the current regime is a lackey of the United States.

Johnston's philosophy has yet to be tested and may have some problems but his overall ethos seems supported by past events. Creating an impression that a new regime is beholden to the U.S. is no way to gain critical grassroots support, particularly in the Middle East. By giving the regime tools to help itself and combat terrorism, the U.S. can strike a balance between intervention and a completely hands-off attitude. Johnston's assessment of the situation also underlines the need to tailor an attack on terrorist financing to the specific needs of the situation. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to cutting off sources of aid.


Johnson, P. (2014).Hitting ISIS where it hurts: Disrupt ISIS cash flow in Iraq. RAND. Retrieved


NOTE:  We realize that this preview is short, but the Microsoft Word file that you download will contain all 2 page(s) of perfectly formatted text.


Four Different Ordering Options:

Which Option Should I Choose?

1.  Buy the full, 2-page paper:  $28.88


2.  Buy + remove from all search engines
(Google, Yahoo, Bing) for 30 days:  $38.88


3.  Access all 175,000+ papers:  $41.97/mo

(Already a member?  Click to download the paper!)


4.  Let us write a NEW paper for you!

Ask Us to Write a New Paper
Most popular!

Isis and Syria Research Paper

Religion: Hurting the Body for the Soul's Sake Term Paper

Does Immigration Hurt American Workers? Term Paper

Does Globalization Help or Hurt the Worlds Poor? Essay

Isis's Present State in the Middle East Research Paper

View 1,000+ other related papers  >>

Cite This Research Paper:

APA Format

Hitting ISIS Where it Hurts.  (2014, August 21).  Retrieved July 22, 2019, from

MLA Format

"Hitting ISIS Where it Hurts."  21 August 2014.  Web.  22 July 2019. <>.

Chicago Format

"Hitting ISIS Where it Hurts."  August 21, 2014.  Accessed July 22, 2019.