Origins of the Iraq War

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Defense Under Secretary Paul Wolfowitz talks with, from left, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense; Colin Powell, Secretary of State, and Lewis Libby, Chief of Staff for the Vice President Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Photo by Paul Morse, Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library
September 17, 2020
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Add to Calendar 2020-09-17 16:00:00 2020-09-17 17:00:00 Origins of the Iraq War Joseph Stieb, post-doctoral research fellow with the Mershon Center's American Foreign and Military Policy cluster, will discuss his forthcoming book on the origins of the Iraq War, "The Regime Change Consensus: Iraq in American Politics 1990-2003." **This event is by invitation only. If you have questions or interest in this event, please contact Joseph Stieb at stieb.2@osu.edu** If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Kyle McCray, mccray.44@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. Zoom Mershon Center mershoncenter@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Joseph Stieb, post-doctoral research fellow with the Mershon Center's American Foreign and Military Policy cluster, will discuss his forthcoming book on the origins of the Iraq War, "The Regime Change Consensus: Iraq in American Politics 1990-2003."

**This event is by invitation only. If you have questions or interest in this event, please contact Joseph Stieb at stieb.2@osu.edu**

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Kyle McCray, mccray.44@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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Joseph Stieb is a historian of modern U.S. foreign policy and politics. He received a Ph.D in U.S. history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. His first book, The Regime Change Consensus: Iraq in American Politics, 1990-2003, explores how the perceived failure of the containment policy influenced the U.S. decision to invade Iraq in 2003. This book is under contract with Cambridge University Press as part of its Military, War, and Society in Modern American History series, with expected publication in 2021. He has published other work in The International History Review, The Washington Post, War on the Rocks, ArcDigital, and The Raleigh News-Observer. His current research interests lie in how liberalism changed during the War on Terror and on the role of ideas about totalitarianism in the history of U.S. foreign policy.

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The American Foreign and Military Policy research cluster is an initiative of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University. The cluster focuses on the study of US foreign relations, US defense policy, and international relations, diplomacy, and war as they affect US foreign policy and military affairs in contemporary and historical contexts. The cluster examines these elements of power from both American and foreign viewpoints in order to understand both the domestic drivers of policy and the impact of other nations on it. The cluster examines foreign and military affairs holistically, along with all elements of power – diplomatic, economic, military, informational, financial, intelligence, cultural, and legal – that have an impact on them.