[These are all from 2003 in the aftermath of the USA's invasion and occupation of Iraq, but they provide a good glimpse into the knowledge/understanding about the causes and consequences at that time. Also very useful for those still seeking to understand about the causes and consequences.]
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From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program.
"Iraq Before Saddam Hussein"
McGuire Gibson, Oriental Institute and Departments of History, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Fred Donner, Oriental Institute and Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
To Listen to Gibson and Donner
"Constraining and Shaping Nationalism: The United States and Iraq"
Salim Yaqub, Assistant Professor, Department of History
Rashid Khalidi, Director, Center for International Studies and Professor, Departments of History andNear Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Yo Listen to Yaqub and Khalidi
"The War in Iraq and America's Role in the World"
John Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science; Director, Program on International Security
Robert Pape, Director, Program on International Security and Department of Political Science
To Listen to Mearsheimer and Pape