A History of the Iraqi Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join us at the Wilson Center for a panel discussion on Frédéric Bozo's new book A History of the Iraqi Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003. Based on exclusive French archival sources and numerous interviews with former officials in both countries, Frédéric Bozo retraces the history of the international crisis that culminated in the 2003 Iraqi conflict. It shows how and why the Iraqi crisis led to a confrontation between the two oldest allies of the West of an intensity unprecedented since the time of General de Gaulle, and to deep divisions within Europe, the Atlantic Alliance, and the international community as a whole. The Franco-American narrative provides a unique prism through which the U.S. road to war can be better understood.