Introduction : The Iraq legacies: intervention, occupation, withdrawal and beyond

Isakhan,B 2015, Introduction : The Iraq legacies: intervention, occupation, withdrawal and beyond. In Isakhan, B (ed), The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the ‘Islamic State’, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp.1-18.

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Title Introduction : The Iraq legacies: intervention, occupation, withdrawal and beyond
Author(s) Isakhan,BORCID iD for Isakhan,B
Title of book The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the ‘Islamic State’
Editor(s) Isakhan, BORCID iD for Isakhan, B
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 14
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Place of Publication Edinburgh, Scotland
Keyword(s) Iraq
International Relations
Middle East
Summary This chapter examines the various and complex legacies of the Iraq War of 2003. In follows the trajectory of these legacies back to the earliest days of the US intervention and examines the extent to which key decisions and errors of judgement on the part ofthe Coalition and the Iraqi political elite have had unexpected and devastating consequences for Iraq today. The chapter documents how the war dramatically altered the lives of ordinary Iraqis and led to many of the most deep-seated and intractable problems facing Iraq, the region and the world today. In discussing these legacies, this chapter also points to the root causes of the rapid turn of events that transpired after the dramatic advance of ISIS in mid-2014. The argument here being that the Iraq War of 2003 has left behind a sequence of deeply felt but rarely examined legacies and that together these legacies have served as the catalyst of Iraq’s current chaos. Therefore, this chapter is not only timely, but it also addresses a significant lacuna in academic and policy debates by addressing a series of urgent questions concerning the legacies of Iraq.
ISBN 9780748696161
Language eng
Field of Research 160602 Citizenship
160604 Defence Studies
Socio Economic Objective 940201 Civics and Citizenship
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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