Iraq

Expert Roundup

Was the Iraq War Worth It?

Authors: Andrew J. Bacevich, Max Boot, Michael O'Hanlon, and Michael Ignatieff

As the U.S. military formally ends operations in Iraq, four top expert voices in the debate on the war differ over whether it merited the cost in blood, treasure, and U.S. credibility.

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Video

A Conversation with Hoshyar Zebari

Speaker: Hoshyar Zebari
Presider: Mary Boies

Hoshyar Zebari, minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Iraq, analyzes Iraq's growth under democracy, and reaffirms that U.S. and international efforts were worth the cost.

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Audio

A Conversation with Hoshyar Zebari (Audio)

Speaker: Hoshyar Zebari
Presider: Mary Boies

Hoshyar Zebari, minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Iraq, analyzes Iraq's growth under democracy, and reaffirms that U.S. and international efforts were worth the cost.

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Article

Losing Iraq?

Author: Max Boot
Weekly Standard

Max Boot states that an American drawdown in both Iraq and Afghanistan makes continued war—and with it the possibility of a catastrophic American defeat—more likely by emboldening our enemies and disheartening our friends.

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Testimony

Massacre at Camp Ashraf: Implications for U.S. Policy

Author: Ray Takeyh

In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Ray Takeyh says that mutual antipathy to the presence of the Iranian opposition party Mujahidin-i Khalq in Iraq is the one issue that has brought Tehran and Baghdad together.

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