Emma Sky

Emma Sky is founding director of the International Leadership Center and a lecturer at the Jackson School of Global Affairs at Yale University. Her books include The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq (2015) and In a Time of Monsters: Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt (2019).

April 2023, Volume 34, Issue 2

The Iraq War and Democratic Backsliding

The global democratic decline of the last two decades is rarely discussed in the same breath with the 2003 decision by the United States and Britain to invade Iraq. But the roots of our present disorder can be traced to that disastrous and foolhardy war of choice.