n Journal for Contemporary History - America's record on reconstructing a state and society. Three case studies and their implications for Iraq

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



The United States of America and its main ally, the United Kingdom, are currently deeply committed to reconstruct two Middle Eastern countries, Iraq and Afghanistan, after their invasion and successful defeat of the reigning powers in these two countries. Since the termination of both military campaigns the Americans have had a very mixed record of success in achieving their lofty ideal of reconstructing these societies and states to turn them into modern, stable and developing democratic states acceptable to the United States.

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