Iraq in ruins: Post-war life overshadowed by crumbling infrastructure, corru

Despite Iraq being rich in natural resources and the US pouring money into its economy for over a decade, Iraqi infrastructure is constantly failing and the people are forced to beg, as RT's Lucy Kafanov reported from the war-torn country.

Bush's Fiscal Incompetence, in Iraq as in America

Published Dec 2, 2012An example of why the United States economy suffered during the eight year Bush administration. The fiscal policies prevalent in the Iraq war and reconstruction mirrored the fiscal policies leveled on the American homeland. And, this is an example of what the incoming administration is forced to deal with abroad as well as here at home as America struggles onward History is the final judge.

"Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone"

Published on Apr 15, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center's West European Studies Program and Middle East Program Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Assistant Managing Editor and former Baghdad Bureau Chief of The Washington Post, and former Woodrow Wilson Center Public Polic...

Lessons from Iraq's Reconstruction

Published on Mar 27, 2013

Ten years after the United States entered Iraq, the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) is releasing its final report on the reconstruction effort in that country, "Learning from Iraq." Special Inspector Stuart Bowen will discuss SIGIR's important work in auditing, inspecting, and investigating U.S. reconstruction activities, and the lessons that the United States should learn from the experience.