Iraq’s six-year anniversary: a reflection

Abdullah Yusuf (Lead / Corresponding author), Craig McCluskie, Joseph Royce

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Six years on from the official end of the Iraq War, peace and freedom still seem a long way off for that country. Saddam Hussein’s tyrannical rule might have come to an end, but the new Iraqi democracy has barely kept its grip on power. Decades of unspent religious, ethnic, and social division metastasised into full-scale insurgencies and sectarian bloodbaths that killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Six years on and the West is still divided on the merits, and pitfalls, of the invasion. For Iraqis, the legacy is obvious: division.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationCABLE - Scotland's monthly online international affairs magazine
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2018


  • Middle East
  • conflict resolution
  • civil war


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