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Nahed Elrayes

Nahed Elrayes

Nahed Elrayes is a DC-based writer and the Development Manager of UNRWA USA (United Nations Relief Works Agency USA). He holds a Master of IR from the University of Melbourne, where his thesis received the W.M. Ball Prize for best essay in International Relations.

Over 1 million Iraqis were killed in the wake of the war that followed the US-led invasion of Iraq 20 years ago. Nahed Elrayes argues why this was not just about seeking oil but also the US government’s desire to demonstrate its military might.

21 March, 2023