Adjunct Professor at the School of International Service at the American University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The war has had destabilizing as well as stabilizing and unknown effects. It also created new precedence. One is the disruption of the regional balance of power. Turkey, Iran, and Israel are now playing larger roles than before the war. More importantly, the United States is also playing the role, not only of the regional superpower, but of the balancer as well.
The question remains whether the role that United States is playing in Iraq is very similar to the role that brought Britain to the region and let it dominate the Middle East for almost a century when it went to Egypt, or more like what happened to Britain in 1956 when it won a military victory and lost the political war."
"Syria, the Arab World and Challenges of Peacemaking in the Middle East," Lecture, University of Utah, Mar. 31, 2004
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Adjunct Professor, School of International Service, American University
Mustafa Barzani Scholar of Global Kurdish Studies, Center for Global Peace, American University
Scholar, Center for Global Peace
Member, Board of Advisory Editors, Middle East Journal