Author: 

Charles Tripp, Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East at SOAS, University of London

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Charles Tripp is of Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East at SOAS, University of London, and author of ‘A History of Iraq’ (2007) and ‘The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East’ (Cambridge University Press) 

Ten years on from the US-led invasion what are the prospects for this fractured country and can oil wealth end its misery? 

Iraqis loot the Presidential Palace in Baghdad. Photo: Gilles Bassignac/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

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