Australia, Canada, and Iraq: Perspectives on an Invasion

Australia, Canada, and Iraq book cover

Author/s (editor/s):

William Maley, Jack Cunningham, Ramesh Thakur

Publication year:

2017

Publication type:

Book chapter

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Dundurn Publishers of Fine Books

When it was declared in 2003, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was intensely controversial. While a few of America’s partners, like Australia, joined in the war, many, including Canada, refused to take part. However the war in Iraq was viewed at the time, though, it is clear that that war and the war in Afghanistan have had a profound and lasting impact on international relations.

Australia, Canada, and Iraq collects essays by fifteen esteemed academics, officials, and politicians, including the prime ministers of Australia and Canada at the time of the war — John Howard and Jean Chretién, respectively. This volume takes advantage of the perspective offered by the decade since the war to provide a clearer understanding of the Australian and Canadian decisions regarding Iraq, and indeed of the invasion itself.

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