America’s foreign policy in Arab world is viewed by most critics as being unjust and hypocritical. Factors like long term American presence in the Arabian (Persian) Gulf contributed to this view. To some critics of America’s foreign policy, the aim of America’s foreign policy invasion of Arab world especially Iraq is for control in the Persian Gulf region for oil. But to America’s government, its foreign policy invasion in Arab world is to ensure peace, stability and freedom (democracy). For America to meet these challenges and still protect her national interest is a function of her power. Thus pragmatic paradigm of power would be used to explain America’s effort to promote democracy in the Arab world and Iraq in particular. We believe that although most critics’ resentment over US policies is unlikely to become positive in the immediate future, certain proactive US initiative can more favorably affect the critics’ opinion over the long term. This work, therefore, tried to examine the motive behind the invasion of Iraq by America in 2003. It also tried to examine the authenticity of America’s foreign policy of democracy, the alleged America’s interest of oil in Arab world and Iraq in particular. Based on this, it analyzed Iraq crisis from 1991-2003. The work was able to establish that apart from pursuing its foreign policy of democratization, war against terrorism and human right, America’s foreign policy towards the Arab world in general and Iraq in particular was to control Iraq oil.Keywords – Crisis, Democratization, Foreign Policy, Pragmatism, America, Arab world.
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