A History of the Iraqi Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003
Friday, March 28th, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Please note: this event was rescheduled from December 10th, 2013 after cancellation due to severe weather.
Please join us at the Wilson Center for a discussion on Frédéric Bozo's new book, A History of the Iraqi Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003 (Histoire secrète de la crise irakienne : La France, leq Etats-Unis et l'Irak 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. His book 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.