The chapter focuses on the American-led coalition’s 2003 invasion of Iraq and overthrow of Saddam Hussein. The first part of the chapter outlines the major developments and American actions before and during the invasion. The second part assesses the degree to which the intervention was truly focused on delivering a democratic outcome. It first focuses on the role that democracy played in the decision to intervene. Subsequently, it examines the actions of the Bush administration in the aftermath of the intervention in order to identify the degree to which these actions were focused on establishing democracy.


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  1. 1.United Arab Emirates UniversityAl Ain, Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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