By John Lee. A new report from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change claims that Western perceptions of the Arab world are too often shaped by negative stereotypes and anecdotal evidence used to justify prejudicial views - rather than by reality. As a result, it says, our understanding of who Arabs are, and what […]
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Video: Does Chilcot go far enough on Tony Blair?
From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The long-awaited Chilcot Report, released earlier this week, found that the British decision to invade Iraq in 2003 was based on "flawed intelligence" and the invasion went "badly wrong". While the report stopped […]
Video: Could War in Iraq have been Averted?
From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A British inquiry concludes the 2003 invasion went badly wrong, and Iraqis are still living with the consequences. Presenter: Martine Dennis Guests: Nafeez Ahmed, Middle East Eye columnist. Piers Robinson, Senior Lecturer in […]
Your Comprehensive Guide to the Chilcot Report
By John Lee. The Chilcot Report into the Iraq War was finally published on Wednesday. The report covers the background to the decision to go to war, whether troops were properly prepared, how the conflict was conducted and what planning there was for its aftermath. Among the main findings are: That the UK chose to […]
Iraq - There Has Been Progress
By John Lee. A couple of weeks ago, the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair addressed the Iraq Britain Business Council’s 4th London Conference on the theme: “Iraq: The Road To Success?” Mr Blair will always be associated with Iraq, positively or negatively, depending on ones view, and he has a keen understanding of the […]
Tony Blair on the Future of Iraq
The following is the text of a speech to be delivered this morning by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is addressing the Iraq Britain Business Council’s 4th London Conference on the theme: "Iraq: The Road To Success?" This conference I know is one of several taking place that highlight the economic opportunity Iraq […]