September 2016 Academic & Specialist Edinburgh University Press

The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State' edited by Benjamin Isakhan

The Legacy of Iraq reflects on the abject failure of the 2003 intervention to turn Iraq into a liberal democracy, underpinned by free-market capitalism, its citizens free to live in peace and prosperity. It argues that mistakes made by the coalition and the Iraqi political elite set a sequence of events in motion that have had devastating consequences for Iraq, the Middle East and for the rest of the world.