What does the four-year anniversary of the Iraq War ultimately mean for the United States and Iraq?

West Virginia University has three professors who can discuss the impact of the war four years later.

Dr. R. Scott Crichlow is an assistant professor of political science. Crichlow teaches and conducts research on international relations, United States foreign policy, political psychology and Middle Eastern politics. His current research focuses on how group decision-making dynamics and the beliefs and personality traits of political leaders affect foreign policy. He has published articles in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly and Political Psychology. In 1997 he won the Alexander George Award for the best graduate student paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, and in 1998, he was a nominee for the best paper award in the Domestic Sources of Political Science section at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.

He can be reached at 304-293-3811, ext. 5288 or Scott.Crichlow@mail.wvu.edu .

Dr. Robert Duval is an associate professor of political science. Duval teaches and conducts research on international politics and national security policy. He is co-author ofBootstrappingand has published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Duval can be reached at Bob.Duval@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3811, ext. 5299.

Gregory P. Noone is an adjunct professor of political science at WVU and member of the Public International Law and Policy Group. Prior to arriving at the University, Noone worked for the U.S. Institute of Peace, an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote research, education and training on the prevention, management and peaceful resolution of international conflicts.

Noone also served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Navy and the acting head of the International Law Branch and the Foreign Military Rights Affairs Branch in the Navy Judge Advocate Generals (JAG) International and Operational Law Division at the Pentagon.

In addition, he served at the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, where he trained senior military, governmental and nongovernmental civilian personnel in 23 countries. Most notably, he has trained members of the Iraqi National Congress, the post-genocide government in Rwanda, the post-Taliban government in Afghanistan, civil society in the Sudan and senior members of the Russian government.

Noone has taught courses in international law, genocide in the 20th century, international humanitarian law and military law and legal policies.

He can be reached at gnoone@mix.wvu.edu or 202-822-3988.