With the follow essay starts my collaboration with Mediterraneanaffairs.
(...) President George W. Bush, who was asked by American people for revenge against an undefinable enemy – religious terrorism - after the tragic events of 9/11, with a perfect American speech declared that war was over: mission accomplished! The war of the Iraqi battlefields and of Saddam Hussein as the primary (and easiest) target was, indeed, over, and the victory achieved through the dynamics of a classic war fought by modern troops. However, what did it happen next? The failure of state building policies in Iraq and of the use of democracy as a peace building tool appears very clear given the dramatic situation in North Africa and the Middle East (...)
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Antonio De Bonis