These rivers provide iraq with significant amounts of fertile. Port quarter view of uss stark listing to port after being mistakenly struck by an iraqi warplane middle left. Pdf geopolitical origins of the iraniraq war researchgate. To this end, it has enacted protectionist measures and trade policies to iraqs disadvantage, tried. This book is a major reinterpretation of the iraniraq war, and is a source for reexamining the u. Johnson html at an open letter from president saddam hussein to the rulers of iran, august 2, 1986 baghdad. Although there are a few books that deal with individual aspects or theaters in this war, the book adds substantially to the fairly limited. Implications of the iraniraq war einternational relations.
Il video proviene dalla collana le grandi battaglie della storia, distribuzione folio. Iraq has a coastline measuring 58 km 36 miles on the northern persian gulf and encompasses the mesopotamian alluvial plain, the northwestern end of the zagros mountain range and the eastern part of the syrian desert. Last year, suleimani asked kurdish leaders in iraq to allow him to open a. The military analysis may fall somewhat short of what i hoped for and there you will be much better served by books such as arabs at war. Part of the arabiranian conflict and persian gulf conflicts. Dar almamun for translation and publishing, 1987, by saddam hussein multiple formats at. The war did not result in territorial changes, and killed over 1 million people on both sides of the border. Iranian soldier wearing protective gas mask against iraqi chemical attacks top right. When youre done, you can download your iran travel guide to your phone or tablet, or print it as a pdf. The conflict continued for much of the next decade as an insurgency emerged to oppose the. The iraniraq war by pierre razoux, hardcover barnes. Overdrive rakuten overdrive borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide.
Drawing from an extensive cache of captured iraqi government records, this book is the first comprehensive military and strategic account of the war through the lens of the iraqi regime and its senior military commanders. The actual iran case the beginning of world war iii. During the 1980s, the united states was intimately involved in supporting saddams iraq in its war against iran. Iraniraq war conflict between saddam husseins iraq and revolutionary iran, 19801988.
After bush won the white house in 2000, the arab world had no illu. Military effectiveness,19481991, or by more air force focused volumes such as the role of air power in the iraniraq war, iranian. And since 1990, when america went to war against iraq to liberate kuwait, washington has remained obsessed with saddam hussein. This volume offers a wideranging examination of the iraniraq war 198088, featuring fresh regional and international perspectives derived from recently available new archival material. The iraniraq war is one of the largest, yet least documented conflicts in the history of the middle east. It is divided into three partsthe mythical, heroic, and historical ages.
Iran and iraq remember war that cost more than a million lives. The book is book very useful, highly insightful, and quite enjoyable. Persepolis comics, lipstick jihad, all the shahs men, no god but god, reading lolita in tehran, shah of shahs, iran. War background hoping to take advantage of the chaos of the iranian revolution iraq invaded iran in sept.
Thirty years ago this week saddam hussein launched a whirlwind war that lasted eight years. Three decades ago iran and iraq became embroiled in a devastating eightyear war which served to redefine the international relations of the gulf region. Pierre razoux offers an unflinching look at a conflict seared into the regions collective memory but little understood in the west. Because its more like a few books in one, you can skip to whatever section you want, so you can go straight to iraniraq. Majds smooth and witty style, and deep insight, as a bicultural person, makes him able to straddle the two places, and help each learn more about the other. The iraniraq war offers an unflinching look at a conflict seared into the regions collective memory but little understood in the west. Iran, fo r it s part, displaye d considerabl e circumspectio n i n respondin g t o iraq s deliberatel y provocativ e attack s o n oi l tanker s fro m 1984, goin g t o grea t length s t o kee p. Stephen pelletiere wrote in his 1992 book the iraniraq war. Conflict in the gulf, back bay books, 1995, pag 12. Irans panislamism and revolutionary shia islamism and iraqs arab nationalism were central to the conflict. The shahnameh contains 62 stories, told in 990 chapters with 50,000 rhyming couplets. Pdf the origins of the iraniraq war are geopolitical in two essential ways. Military effectiveness, 19481991 studies in war, society, and the militar. The human wave has been largely misconstrued both by the popular media.
Initially, the iraqi government welcomed the islamic. It included tragic slaughter of child soldiers, use of chemical weapons, striking of civilian shipping, and destruction of cities. From 1980 to 1988 iran and iraq fought the longest conventional war of the century. Kindle ebooks can be read on any device with the free kindle app. Participation of a child soldier on the iranian front top left. Estimates of total casualties range from 1,000,000 to twice that number.
During the late 1920s and the early 1930s, iraq and iran collaborated in quelling ethnic insurgencies in both countries. Pierre razoux shows why this war remains central to understanding middle eastern geopolitics, from the deeprooted distrust between sunni and shia muslims, to irans obsession with nuclear power, to the. Fighting was ended by a 1988 ceasefire, though the resumption of normal diplomatic relations and the withdrawal of troops did not take place until 1990. Iraniraq wariraqi forces firing rocket launchers on the outskirts of khorramshahr. Iraq invaded iran on 22 september 1980, triggering a bitter eightyear war which destabilised the region and devastated both countries. Two major rivers, the tigris and euphrates, run south through iraq and into the shatt alarab near the persian gulf. Shahnameh, an epic poem that recounts the history of preislamic persia or iranshahr greater iran. All you have to do is select the type of places youd like to include restaurants, museums, etc. Profile guides ak interactive profile guides online shop. The iraniraq war, by pierre razoux, is a very well written account of the iraniraq war, which began in 1980 with the iraqi invasion of iran, and ended in 1989.
Iraniraq war 198088, prolonged military conflict between iran and iraq. If you like history though youll probably enjoy reading the rest of it. The iraniraq war was an armed conflict between iran and iraq lasting from 22 september 1980, when iraq invaded iran, to august 1988. The iraq war was a protracted armed conflict that began in 2003 with the invasion of iraq by a united statesled coalition that overthrew the government of saddam hussein.1429 1092 829 653 196 341 1632 559 824 1328 842 601 1 1513 77 171 1206 419 1093 1517 827 559 74 1352 942 1407 1376 1477 1149 827 961