8. An Example: Deciding to Invade Iraq in 2003

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8.1          Introduction to the Analysis

8.2          The UN Perspective

8.2.1      Iraq as a Threat to International Security
8.2.2      Iraq’s Human Rights Violations
8.2.3      The Applicability of International Law
8.2.4      Global Economic Sanctions against Iraq
8.2.5      The International Politics of Decision-Making on Iraq

8.3          The Perspectives of Some of Iraq’s Neighbours

8.3.1      Iran’s Relationship with Iraq
8.3.2      Syria’s Relationship with Iraq
8.3.3      Turkey’s Relationship with Iraq
8.3.4      Iraq as a Threat to the Security of Israel

8.4          The American Perspective

8.4.1      Iraq as a Threat to America
8.4.2      America’s Legal Constraints
8.4.3      America’s Economic Interests
8.4.4      A Moral Mission
8.4.5      America’s Political Perspective

8.5          The British Perspective

8.5.1      British Legal Constraints
8.5.2      British Moral Perspectives on Iraq
8.5.3      British Economic Interests
8.5.4      British Military Support for America as an Ally
8.5.5      The British Political Perspective on Invading Iraq

8.6          The Perspective of the Iraqi People

8.6.1      Reasons for Dissatisfaction with Saddam’s Regime
8.6.2      Moral Actions That Could Have Been Taken in Iraq
8.6.3      Internal Political Options in Iraq
8.6.4      An Iraqi Perspective on External Help

8.7          The Main Conclusions from the Iraq Analysis

8.7.1      Self-Protection against an Iraqi Security Threat
8.7.2      The Economic Perspective on Invasion
8.7.3      Invasion as a Moral Duty to Help Iraq’s Population
8.7.4      Applicability of the Law in the Iraq Situation
8.7.5      Regime Change as a Political Objective
8.7.6      Governance Failings in Deciding to Invade Iraq