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Perpetrator Studies Network


War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame

By Matthew Talbert and Jessica Wolfendale. In 2005, US Marines killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha, including several children. How should we assess the perpetrators of this and other…

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State of Repression: Iraq under Saddam Hussein

By Lisa Blaydes. A new account of modern Iraqi politics that overturns the conventional wisdom about its sectarian divisions. How did Iraq become one of the most repressive dictatorships of…

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