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Sky, Emma

Overview
Works: 16 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 1,903 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author, pan, Speaker
Classifications: HV6433, 956.70443
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Most widely held works by Emma Sky
The secret history of ISIS( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the emergence of the terrorist organization ISIS, in part a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and subsequent miscalculations by two U.S. presidents. Feautures commentary by key policymakers and counterterrorism experts
Preventing Arab-Kurd conflict in Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. forces by Emma Sky( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unravelling : high hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq by Emma Sky( )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015. The riveting first-hand account of a young British woman who, initially a civilian volunteer helping rebuild Iraq after the 2003 invasion, soon found herself as a political advisor to the US military
The unraveling : high hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq by Emma Sky( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Emma Sky volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, she had little idea what she was getting in to. Her assignment was only supposed to last three months. She went on to serve there longer than any other senior military or diplomatic figure, giving her an unrivaled perspective of the entire conflict. As the representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Kirkuk in 2003 and then the political advisor to US General Odierno from 2007-2010, Sky was valued for her knowledge of the region and her outspoken voice. She became a tireless witness to American efforts to transform a country traumatized by decades of war, sanctions, and brutal dictatorship; to insurgencies and civil war; to the planning and implementation of the surge and the subsequent drawdown of US troops; to the corrupt political elites who used sectarianism to mobilize support; and to the takeover of a third of the country by the Islamic State. With sharp detail and tremendous empathy, Sky provides unique insights into the US military as well as the complexities, diversity, and evolution of Iraqi society. The Unraveling is an intimate insider's portrait of how and why the Iraq adventure failed and contains a unique analysis of the course of the war. Highlighting how nothing that happened in Iraq after 2003 was inevitable, Sky exposes the failures of the policies of both Republicans and Democrats, and the lessons that must be learned about the limitations of power."--Book jacket
Iraq in hindsight : views on the U.S. withdrawal by Emma Sky( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Sky offers a pointed critique of U.S. policy over the last decade, arguing that valuable lessons can be learned from the country's "American era" now that U.S. forces have withdrawn. Sky examines these lessons learned and urges U.S. policymakers to set realistic goals for future intervention. After almost a decade of war, it is America's civilian leaders who have the most to learn about setting realistic goals, about the capabilities of the different instruments of national power and about the limitations of external actors in foreign lands. America's experiences in Iraq suggest that it is critical to have an overall strategy, to broker an inclusive peace settlement, to build long-term relationships, to have patience and to work regionally and with allies. Furthermore, U.S. military leaders could learn to respectfully tell their civilian masters that counterinsurgency tactics cannot bring sustainable success in the absence of an overall political solution
High hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq : high hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq by Emma Sky( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Sky volunteered to go to Iraq immediately after the invasion in 2003. When she had to move into a US army compound for her own safety, she won the confidence of top US military officials and became a political advisor at the heart of the US operations during the volatile days of the Surge
Preventing Arab-Kurd conflict in Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. forces by Emma Sky( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Iraq Since 2003 : Perspectives on a Divided Society by Safa Rasul al-Sheikh( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Iraq, From Surge to Sovereignty : Winding Down the War in Iraq by Emma Sky( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

WILDPEACE by Emma Sky( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Iraq searching for stability in an unstable region by Ali Al-Dabbagh( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interventionspolitk. Aus Irrtümern lernen?( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The unraveling : high hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq by Emma Sky( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Emma Sky's The Unraveling is an intimate portrait of Americans who killed and cared, of friendships, humanity, the quest for peace and the failure of United States strategy
Podiumsdiskussion - Quo vadis Pluralistische Gesellschaft?( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unraveling, the : High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq by Emma Sky( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Emma Sky, an intrepid young British woman, volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, she had little idea what she was letting herself in for: a tour that would last over a decade, longer than that of any senior military of political official. As the only adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Kirkuk and the closest confidante to U.S. General Odierno, Sky was valued for her controversial voice and outsider's point of view--during the most painful stages of the war, she was one of the few to develop friendships and relationships with both Iraqis and Americans alike. In the West, violence in Iraq is typically explained away as the symptom of psychopathic terrorists, blurring and arbitrary colonial borders, and ancient hatreds between Sunni and Shia. But the violence stems from weak governance and corrupt elites, empowered by the U.S.-led coalition, who use sectarianism to mobilize support and fail to deliver service to the meet the needs of the country's citizens. Women and men, Iraqis and Americans, soldiers and civilians, the ordinary and yet extraordinary, Western cultures and Eastern all collide in Iraq. Since the beginning of the invasion in 2003, Sky has been a tireless witness to American efforts to impose democracy on a country traumatized by decades of war and sanctions, newly liberated from the most brutal of regimes; the Iraqi who became insurgents and the insurgencies that morphed into civil war; the 2007 surge and then the drawdown of U.S. troops; the pitfalls and limitation of foreign powers; and the takeover by the Islamic State. A consummate insider, called the modern-day Gertrude Bell by the London Times, Sky provides insight into the ordered world of the US military, the complexities, diversity and evolution of Iraqi society during in the last ten years of uninterrupted conflict and the struggle to find stability in post-Saddam Iraq. With sharp detail, tremendous empathy and devotion to all those who served-- The Unraveling is an intimate portrait of Americans who killed and cared, of friendships, humanity, the quest for peace and the failure of United States strategy
 
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Alternative Names
Emma Sky British political advisor

Languages
English (41)