DownloadAnother Mars-Venus divide? Why Australia said ‘yes’ and Canada said ‘non’ to involvement in the 2003 Iraq War

This essay published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs considers how two countries with much in common came to differ on the question of whether to fight in Iraq. O'Connor and Vucetic say that while the views of Prime Ministers Howard and Chretien were important, more attention ought to be given to public opinion, the history of both countries and the dominant views within the ruling parties.