This book, which focuses on a comprehensive picture of the past and current conditions in Iraq. The picture includes political, economic, social and security conditions. These are considered as vital factors to the post-conflit rehabilitation, reconstruction and the democracy of the country. Among the growing number of recent cases where international actors have become engaged in trying to rebuild a shattered state a construct democracy after conflict, Iraq is somewhat unique. The state collapsed not as result of civil war or internal conflict, but as result of external military action to overthrow it. As in afghanistan, the military action that deposed an extremely repressive, brutal,and irresponsible regime was waged by an international military coalition in which one country, the United States, was overwhelminggly dominant.