Introduction: 2003-2023, A twenty-year reflection of the Iraqi invasion, occupation and resulting interventions

Irene Costantini, Dylan O'Driscoll

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Abstract

2023 marks the twenty-year anniversary of the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq. This Special Issue collects contributions that reflect on the one hand, upon changing assumptions, worldviews, and the policy paradigms informing the international intervention in Iraq; and, on the other hand, on its direct and indirect effects on the political, economic, and social developments in the country. Focusing on different themes, actors, and geographical locations, the articles collectively reaffirm the centrality of the 2003 intervention logic, which 20 years after, still haunts Iraq and whose legacy still proves prolific and conducive to understanding, interpreting, and explaining the reality on the ground as well as the evolution of international interventionism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-561
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Peacekeeping
Volume30
Issue number5
Early online date22 Dec 2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Dec 2023

Funder

Gerda Henkel Foundation: AZ 01/KF/20.

Institute themes

  • Peace and Conflict
  • Security and Resilience

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