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Resat Kasaba
SIS 498
Seattle Campus

Readings in International Studies

Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.

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Why Did the U.S. Go to War in Iraq?

In this course we will read a selection of the recent books written by journalists, policy makers, and eye witnesses describing the process that led to the U.S. attack on Iraq in March 2003. We will learn how a decision of this magnitude gets to be taken by the executive branch, how it is carried out, and the different ways in which it is represented by some of the main players who look back at this process. The course will be organized around weekly discussions. The grading will be based on short papers and a longer bibliographical essay.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/17/2007