Military History

A History of the Iraq Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991–2003

In March 2003, the United States and Great Britain invaded Iraq to put an end to the regime of Saddam Hussein, their bête noire since the 1991 Gulf War. The war was launched without a UN mandate and was based on the erroneous claim that Iraq had retained weapons of mass destruction. France, under President Jacques Chirac and Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, spectacularly opposed the US and British invasion, leading a global coalition against the war that also included Germany and Russia.

Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World

Nearly 30 years ago, Christina Lamb left Britain to become a journalist in Pakistan. From there, she entered Afghanistan as mujahideen fighters were battling the Russians. In 2001, U.S.-led forces entered Afghanistan.  Farewell Kabul tells how the West, in Lamb’s view, turned success into defeat—and how a mission that had once been seen as the right thing to do became a conflict that everyone wanted to exit.

Sino-DPRK Relations and Kim Il Sung’s Militant Strategy, 1965-1967

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 20

Whose War Plan Was It? Sino-DPRK Relations and Kim Il Sung’s Militant Strategy, 1965-1967

by Balázs Szalontai
April 2016

China’s False Allegations of the Use of Biological Weapons by the United States during the Korean War

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CWIHP Working Paper #78
March 2016

China’s False Allegations of the Use of Biological Weapons by the United States during the Korean War

Milton Leitenberg

 

Cold War Legacies: Lessons from U.S.-Japan Military Strategies In The Pacific

The United States and Japan played a key role in bringing the Cold War to an end by confronting the Soviet Union in the Pacific together. There were, however, considerable political and operational challenges that resonate today. Parallels in conflicts as well as security competition between East and West in the Pacific during the Cold War and tensions in the region are striking.

Historic 'Comfort Women' Agreement Still Requires Action

Expectations are high in Seoul and Tokyo that Monday’s landmark agreement to resolve the “comfort women” issue will allow South Korea and Japan to restore and further bilateral relations. The agreement is significant for Korea in that it promises to provide the recognition and compensation victims have long sought.

Will ISIS Infect Bangladesh?

In a National Interest piece last August, we argued that ISIS’s prospects in Bangladesh are relatively limited. Pro-ISIS sentiment is weak, we concluded, and the group will have great difficulty establishing a strong foothold there.

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