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    • Released June 24, 2004
    Paying the Price: The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War
    By Phyllis Bennis

    This report attempts to look comprehensively at the human, economic, social, security, environmental, and human rights costs of this war and the ensuing occupation. An Iraq Task Force of the Institute for Policy Studies spent several months scouring sources as diverse as professional engineers, economists, non-profits with expertise in Iraq, the United Nations, the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority, and the most accurate journalistic accounts we could find.

    It is our conviction that democracy is strengthened through informed debate. If this report helps stimulate broader debate and discourse in this country and around the world about the costs and legitimacy of the war and occupation in Iraq, then we will consider this report a success.

    • Released March 24, 2003
    Coalition of the Willing--Part II
    By Sarah Anderson, Phyllis Bennis, Erik Leaver

    After failing to obtain authorization for war from the UN Security Council, the Bush
    Administration has scrambled to assemble a so-called "Coalition of the Willing" to lend the
    military action against Iraq the illusion of genuine multilateralism and legitimacy.

  • Coalition of the Willing or Coaltion of the Coerced?
    By Sarah Anderson, Phyllis Bennis, John Cavanagh

    The Institute for Policy Studies has analyzed the relationship between the United States and the
    nations in the Security Council and those in Bush's non-UN coalition. Are these allies supporting
    the United States on the merits of the case, or is their support of the U.S. war effort more a result
    of coercion, bribes, and bullying?

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