Looking Beyond Iraq
Friday, September 21, 2007
Forum 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Do We Need to Go to War for Oil?; Associate Professor of Economics, Naval Postgraduate SchoolResearch Fellow at the Independent Institute and Hoover Institution; author of the new Independent Policy Report,
Sooner or later the United States will begin withdrawing from Iraq. Will the result be a catastrophe for U.S. interests, or are such predictions overstated? Can we expect a wider regional war, a safe haven for al Qaeda in Iraq, or a disruption to Americas oil supplies? What can the United States do to minimize the risks of withdrawal? Is diplomacy with Syria, Iran, and other nations the answer? Could Iraq benefit from political decentralization or even gerrymandering for the equitable distribution of oil resources? With the new Independent Policy Reports, A Diplomatic Road to Damascus and Do We Need to Go to War for Oil?, this timely and far-reaching Policy Forum will feature foreign policy experts Ivan Eland, Leon T. Hadar, and David R. Henderson.