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Iraq: The Way Out

Crisis States Research Centre public lecture

Jonathan Steele will argue that the occupation has failed, not because of a lack of pre-war planning, but because of a lack of informed political analysis by US decision-makers and the British Foreign Office. They failed to see that Islamists, Sunni and Shia, would fill the post-Saddam vacuum and that most Iraqis would quickly come to resent yet another Western intervention in the Middle East.

Jonathan Steele is the Guardian's senior foreign correspondent and a veteran of eight assignments in Iraq since April 2003. Educated at Cambridge and Yale, he has covered conflicts in Central America, Southern Africa, Darfur, the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan and the Middle East. His book, DEFEAT: Why they lost Iraq, will be published on January 24.


Jonathan Steele | talks


Date and Time:

31 January 2008 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre, London School of Economics &Political Science
Houghton St

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