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3 Questions: The Iraq invasion, 20 years later
MIT scholars discuss the history behind the war, lessons learned on state-building, and Iraq’s current political outlook.
March 22, 2023
To mark the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, SSP's Roger Petersen will be discussing the history of the war, lessons learned on state-building, and the future of the nation alongside Masin Alshamary, Steven Simon, and SSP alum Peter Krause at a Starr Forum on March 24th hosted by MIT's Center for International Studies.
The following article discusses three key questions: What lessons have political scientists learned from the Iraqi insurgency and the U.S. counterinsurgency campaign? What are the major opportunities and challenges facing the Iraqi government? What was the context for the August 2022 protests in Iraq? Why did they turn violent?