Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City
From just after the invasion of Iraq to the installation of an interim government in June 2004, the country was run by the Coalition Provisional Authority. It was a strange period in which the authority sought to impose an unrealistic agenda on a country it did not understand. And many of those who implemented the agenda lacked credentials for the positions they held. Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran describes a surreal period that has had lasting and negative effects on the course of events in Iraq.