Political Economy of US Invasion of Iraq

Christian Chuwuebuka Ezeibe, Stephen Ogbodo


This paper adds to the ongoing debate on United States invasion of Iraq in the wake of 21st century. The paper which adopts the theory of social production and reproduction, argues the United States invasion of Iraq was motivated and sustained by the economic interest of Anglo- American oil conglomerates in the Middle East. The paper relies on secondary data and observation of the U.S foreign policy in the Middle East as well as content and discourse analysis. The paper recommends that research and development institutes around the globe should explore the viability of alternative energy source rather than oil to divert U.S attention in Iraq as the alternative in order to guarantee global peace and security.

Keywords: Political economy; United States invasion; Iraq; oil; Middle East


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