Possibility of Civil War in Iraq

Panelists talked about the future of Iraq, political struggles between different factions, and U.S. policy in the… read more

Panelists talked about the future of Iraq, political struggles between different factions, and U.S. policy in the country. Mr. Kagan moderated the panel which responded to comments and questions from the audience. 

Since the destruction of the al-Askariya shrine in Samarra on February 22, 2006, a growing number of commentators warned that Iraq was slipping into civil war, and that prospects for stability and democracy in Iraq were waning. The Iraqi police and security forces successfully shut down large-scale violence within a few days of the attack as Iraqi political leaders of all parties called for calm. Nonetheless, since the U.S. invasion the Iraqi political process had been continuing alongside insurgent and sectarian violence. close

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  • Brown, Nathan J. Senior Associate Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Dobbins, James F. Director RAND Corporation->International Security and Defense Policy Center
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Possibility of Civil War in Iraq

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 24, 2006
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Jan 24, 2007

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