All Subjects
      All Types




        Permitted Use

        Stream, Download and Share

        Part of James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work
        2 Favorites

        The Coalition Builder | James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work

        Examine Baker's negotiations with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz in 1991, and find out why Baker set out to build an international coalition prior to war. After Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, Bush and Baker knew that the U.S. response would set an important precedent. This was the first conflict after the end of the Cold War, and they wanted to show the world that the U.S. could respond appropriately. Baker believed that the United States should not jump into a military conflict in the Middle East without first winning the consent of Iraq's Arab neighbors. He appealed for help from the United Nations, and tried to stop the coming war by using diplomacy.


        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now