Iraq War - Background and Debate

Iraq Studies - Background to War & War Debate

Iraq War Table of Contents


US-Led Iraq War

Background to War & Debate (below)


Peace Studies: No Iraq War
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Iraq War Background & Debate

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - IRAQ: A New Approach
Sections include: Carnegie Analysis ; Hearings on Iraq.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Special on Iraq
Coverage of the lead up to war.
Published in Cairo, Egypt.

Commonwealth Institute - QDR [Quadrennial Defense Review] Page
A Compendium of Online Resources about U.S. Defense Strategy, Force Planning, and Policy Reviews.

Friends General Conference of the Religious Society of Friends (FGC)
[The Quakers]

Global Policy Forum (GPF)
"We monitor global policy making at the United Nations"
"On the site, GPF has dozens of Publications on global policy issues, as well as thousands of pages of documents and data. The site is designed to be used by the general public as well as by students and specialists. GPF also provides many interviews to print and broadcast media and we respond to hundreds of inquiries from students and citizens."
Sections include: Financing for Development ; Sanctions ; Global Taxes ; Globalization ; Iraq Crisis ; Secretary General ; Tables and Charts ; International Justice.

Institute for Science and International Security
"Its efforts focus on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, bringing about greater transparency of nuclear activities worldwide, and achieving deep reductions in nuclear arsenals. ISIS's projects integrate technical, scientific, and policy research in order to build a sound foundation for a wide variety of efforts to reduce the threat posed by nuclear weapons to U.S. and international security."

Publications, Papers and Assessments (selected)

Project for the New American Century (PNAC)
"...is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American leadership is good both for America and for the world; that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle; and that too few political leaders today are making the case for global leadership...It will also strive to rally support for a vigorous and principled policy of American international involvement and to stimulate useful public debate on foreign and defense policy and America's role in the world."

["The founding members included Vice-President Dick Cheney; Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld; Paul Wolfowitz of the Defence Department; Richard Perle, head of the defence advisory board; Louis Libby, Cheney's chief of staff; John Bolton, undersecretary of state for arms control; and Elliot Cohen of the defence policy board." - From CBC News Online - (dead link), March 17, 2003]

United States - See our

United Kingdom

University of Buffalo Libraries - Iraq Crisis
Sections include: Background Reports ; Blogs ; Casualty Lists ; Depleted Uranium ; International Law ; Librarians' Weblographies ; Military Info ; News Sources ; Anti-War ; Post-War Iraq ; Think Tanks ; United Nations ; U.S. Government.
By Karen Spencer

University of Michigan Documents Center - Iraq War Debate
Sections in include: Books & Articles ; Threat Assessments ; Containment Strategies ; Military Issues ; War ; Projected Political Aftermath of War ; United States Occupation ; Transitional Government ; Saddam Hussein Capture ; Interest Groups ; Primary Players ; Related Web Pages.




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