YCISS presents: Explaining the Iraq War - Counterfactual Theory, Logic and Evidence
May 10, 2012, 11am-12:30pm
The almost universally accepted explanation for the Iraq war is very clear and consistent: the US decision to attack Saddam Hussein's regime on March 19, 2003 was a product of the ideological agenda, misguided priorities, intentional deceptions and grand strategies of President G. W. Bush and prominent "neoconservatives" and "unilateralists" on his national security team.
Frank P. Harvey argues that this narrative remains an unsubstantiated assertion and an underdeveloped argument without a logical foundation. He offers an alternative analysis of the events and strategies which pushed the US-UK coalition towards war.
Frank P. Harvey is professor of International Relations at Dalhousie University. He has published numerous articles on nuclear and conventional deterrence, strategic stability, coercive diplomacy, proliferation, crisis decision-making, protracted ethnic conflict and national missile defence. His commentaries have appeared in the Globe and Mail, National Post and Chronicle-Herald (Halifax).
|Location:||626 York Research Tower|
|Sponsor:||York Centre for International and Security Studies|
|Posted by:||Vivianne Vatavalis|