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August 01, 2013 1:30 PM Was There a Good Reason for the Iraq War?

The Duck of Minerva is hosting an interesting debate about explanations for the Iraq war based on two recently published articles in International Organization and International Security that the publishers have agreed to make freely available. You should go read...

By Erik Voeten

June 17, 2013 11:37 AM Syria and the Lessons of Iraq

Apparently, the Obama administration is set to send weapons to the Syrian rebels. The New York Times article reporting that implies that this may be too little, too late if our plan is to prevent a military victory by Assad....

By Andrew Sabl

April 22, 2013 11:27 AM Krauthammer Was Very, Very Wrong

It’s now been exactly a decade since Charles Krauthammer told us that Hans Blix had five months to find weapons. He found nothing. We’ve had five weeks. Come back to me in five months. If we haven’t found any, we...

By Henry Farrell

March 20, 2013 12:00 PM The Villains of Iraq

Okay, let's talk blame for the Iraq War. Matt Yglasias, in a smart post, says: The main not-totally-obvious thing I have to say about this is that the underrated villains in this drama are the leading Democratic Party politicians of...

By Jonathan Bernstein

March 20, 2013 11:18 AM Mistakes, Excuses and Painful Lessons From the Iraq War

I supported the Iraq War, and I’m sorry. I have my excuses, of course. I was a college student, young and dumb. I thought that if U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell and former President...

By Ezra Klein