Satyanarayan Pattanayak

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  • Satyanarayan Pattanayak was a researcher at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Regime Change in Iraq and Challenges of Political Reconstruction

    The developments after 9/11 and the rise of neo-conservative thinking in United States accelerated a process that culminated in the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. The rapid collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime marked a defining moment in international relations. ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ and its aftermath created an entirely new geopolitical context not only in Iraq but also in the wider West Asia. Huge challenges have emerged as a result of the invasion of Iraq, regime change, and the political reconstruction in Iraq.

    October 2005