Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, we examined Iraq’s trajectory today, the war’s cost, and the geopolitical lessons learned.
Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq and fifteen months after the departure of U.S. combat troops, the outlook for Iraqi stability, security and democracy remains deeply uncertain.
The staggering financial costs of the Iraq war continue to rise even a decade later.
From a loss of American credibility in the international community to continued instability and sectarian violence in Iraq, the geopolitical consequences of the Iraq War are still reverberating across the Middle East and beyond.
The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.
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