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Malcolm Chalmers on ITV
The Iraq Inquiry's devastating critique reveals how Tony Blair led the UK into a strategic blunder from which neither Britain nor the region has so far recovered.
Militias must be forced to choose between an institutionalisation process that acknowledges their existence, rights and legitimacy, or an armed confrontation that, in the long run, they cannot win.
In the run-up to and ever since the Iraq War in 2003, RUSI has offered analysis and expertise on the conflict and its implications for UK defence and security. Here we present a selection of articles and commentary from our archives.
Ewan Lawson reviews Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror, David Kilcullen
Afzal Ashraf on Aljazeera News Live
Michael N Schmitt
An assessment of the legality of the Iraq war, taking into consideration the nuances of international law.
Iraq serves as a potent illustration of how deeply embedded today’s private sector is in the business of security and war, and why questions over legislation require urgent attention.
Jonathan Eyal (editor)
Compiled shortly after the end of combat, this in-depth study draws preliminary lessons from the War in Iraq (May 2003).
This article discusses several questions that need to be considered, before the decision to go to war with Iraq is made.
This article examines the influence of the sharp disagreements over the Iraq War on the dynamics between governments and their Muslim communities.