Below is listed AEI commentary and analysis of events in Iraq leading up to war, what we can expect after, and the prospects for democratization.
For contact information and biographies of AEI experts who can comment on political, military, and economic aspects of the war in Iraq and the future of the Middle East, including Richard Perle, Danielle Pletka, Reuel Gerecht, Michael Ledeen, and Thomas Donnelly, go to http://www.aei.org/news/newsID.16450/news_detail.asp
For a copy of President Bush's speech before AEI on post-Saddam Iraq and Middle East peace, go to http://www.aei.org/news/newsID.16197/news_detail.asp
For questions about any of the materials listed below and contact information for experts that have appeared at AEI, please contact Molly McKew at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-862-5872.
Road to War.. and Beyond:
Black Coffee Briefings on the War in Iraq
For transcripts and information on AEI's weekly Iraq briefing series, go to http://www.aei.org/events/seriesID.7/series_detail.asp
Events from this series have included:
Feb. 5th (including Anne Applebaum, Reuel Gerecht, Richard Perle, Michael Ledeen, Danielle Pletka, and Thomas Donnelly)
http://www.aei.org/events/eventID.232,filter./event_detail.asp (transcript available)
Feb. 25th (including Richard Perle, David Kay, Buster Glosson, Karlyn Bowman, and Danielle Pletka)
http://www.aei.org/event246 (transcript available)
March 4th (including Gary Milhollin, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Reuel Gerecht, Thomas Donnelly, and Danielle Pletka)
http://www.aei.org/event239 (transcript available)
March 11th (including Michael Vickers, Qubad Talabany, Radek Sikorski, Norman Ornstein, and Danielle Pletka)
http://www.aei.org/event240 (transcript and remarks by Mr. Talabany available)
March 18th (including Thomas Donnelly, Thomas Keaney, Gary Schmitt, and Michael Vickers)
http://www.aei.org/event241 (transcript and presentation of "The Geography of Conflict" coming soon)
March 21st (including Richard Perle, Michael Ledeen, Thomas Donnelly, and Radek Sikorski)
http://www.aei.org/event267 (transcript coming soon)
AEI's series on Rebuilding Post-Saddam Iraq
Materials from "The Day After: Planning for a Post-Saddam Iraq" (Oct. 3, 2002), including transcript, speaker biographies, and conference summary, as well as papers presented by Kanan Makiya ("A Model for Post-Saddam Iraq"), Bernard Lewis ("The Region After Saddam"), Ryszard Krystosik ("The Real Baghdad"), Patrick Clawson ("Oil and the Iraqi Economy"), and Feisal Istrabadi ("Questions of Justice in Iraq's Transition to Democracy"). Printed copies of these papers are available upon request. Other speakers included Richard Perle, Ahmad Chalabi, Rend Francke, and Olivier Roy. http://www.aei.org/event72
Materials from "Territorial Integrity, External Security, and Internal Security: Challenges for a Future Iraq" (Feb. 3, 2003) (speakers: Abbas Kelidar, Michiel Leezenberg, Entifadh Qanbar, and Gwynne Roberts), including transcript and paper by Michiel Leezenberg ("The Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq"): http://www.aei.org/events/eventID.119/event_detail.asp
Transcript from "De-Ba'athification and the Dismantling of the Mukhabarat" (Dec.16, 2002) (speakers: Ian Buruma, Amatzia Baram, Hassan Mneimneh, and Ibrahim Karawan): http://www.aei.org/events/eventID.24/event_detail.asp
Materials from "Constitutional Issues and Federalism in Post-Saddam Iraq" (March 3, 2003) (speakers: Rend Francke, Emanuel Kamber, and Efraim Karsh), including transcript and paper by Efraim Karsh ("After the War"): http://www.aei.org/event229
Materials from "Demobilization and Military Reform" (Nov. 15, 2002) (speakers: Sadoun al-Dulaimi, Tawfik al-Yassiri, Muhhamad Rubaie, Fawzi al-Shammari, Najib Salhi, and Michael Eisenstadt), including transcript, summary, and paper by Sadoun al-Dulaimi ("Formulas for the Management of Iraqi Armed Forces"): http://www.aei.org/events/eventID.58/event_detail.asp
Summary of "Democracy for the Arab World," a speech by Shafeeq Ghabra:
Recent articles and publications from AEI scholars:
Reuel Gerecht - "Why we need a democratic Iraq"
Richard Perle - "Take out Saddam - it's the only way"
Karlyn Bowman - "American Public Opinion on the War on Terrorism"
Michael Ledeen - "Iraq: a wide war"
Thomas Donnelly (with Gary Schmitt) - "Baghdad is not Mogadishu"
Danielle Pletka - "Act Now: Get Rid of Saddam"
Joshua Muravchik - "The Bush Manifesto" http://www.aei.org/news/newsID.14538/news_detail.asp
Reuel Gerecht - "Iran Plays the Waiting Game"
Thomas Donnelly - "The Underpinnings of the Bush Doctrine"
Joshua Muravchik - "We're Better Off Without That Resolution" http://www.aei.org/news/newsID.16587,filter./news_detail.asp
Richard Perle - "Why Blix has got it all wrong"
Reuel Gerecht - "Europe would have only itself to blame for islamic terrorism"
Michael Ledeen - "A no show vote of no confidence"
Thomas Donnelly - "Planning for the War against Iraq and for it's Aftermath"
Joshua Muravchik - "Apply the Reagan Doctrine to Iraq" (1999)
Joshua Muravchik - "Democracy's Quiet Victory"
Molly McKew - "Saddam's Threat must be Destroyed"
(Available upon request)