Tony Blair’s Unequivocal Advocacy Of The Iraq War (2003)

Authors : Toufouti Youcef .


This article explains the factors that shaped British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decision to undertake the Iraq war in March 2003. Much to his anger, Tony Blair was confronted with a deep and widespread opposition to war. Yet, his support for the invasion of Iraq never wavered. His resolve to go to war with neither a United Nations resolution nor domestic support became a serious concern that led many in Britain and the world to wonder about the real reasons behind Blair’s advocacy of the war. As the Iraq war will remain the most controversial part of Blair’s foreign policy, this article sheds light on the main factors that play an important role in the explanation of his decision to advocate it.


Tony Blair ; Iraq War ; foreign policy

SAKHRI Mohamed
SAKHRI Mohamed

I hold a bachelor's degree in political science and international relations as well as a Master's degree in international security studies, alongside a passion for web development. During my studies, I gained a strong understanding of key political concepts, theories in international relations, security and strategic studies, as well as the tools and research methods used in these fields.

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