Teaching Note

War of Necessity, War of Choice

Author: Richard N. Haass

In this book, CFR President Richard N. Haass contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of two wars between the United States and Iraq, and writes an authoritative, personal account of how U.S. foreign policy is made. The preface to the paperback edition assesses not only Iraq but also the war in Afghanistan and a potential conflict with Iran. Teaching notes by the author.

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The Eclipse of the Sunnis (Audio)

Speaker: Deborah S. Amos
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to NPR's Foreign Correspondent Deborah Amos discuss her new book Eclipse of the Sunnis, about the forced migration of the Sunnis from Iraq following the outbreak of sectarian violence in the wake of the U.S.-led invasion of the country, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

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Iraq Update

Speakers: Deborah S. Amos, Michael Corbin, and Meghan L. O'Sullivan
Presider: Trudy S. Rubin

Watch experts analyze the results and political implications of the March 2010 Iraqi elections.

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