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The Iran-Iraq War

Impact and Implications

  • Efraim Karsh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 1-10
  3. The War and the Belligerents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. David Menashri
      Pages 42-57
    3. Amazia Baram
      Pages 78-97
  4. Regional Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Itamar Rábinovich
      Pages 101-109
    3. Barry Rubin
      Pages 121-132
    4. Joseph Alpher
      Pages 154-168
  5. The War and the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Thomas L. McNaugher
      Pages 171-199
    3. Robert S. Litwak
      Pages 200-214
    4. John Chipman
      Pages 215-228
  6. The Economics of War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229

About this book


The Iran-Iraq War, which ended in the summer of 1988, a month short of its eighth anniversary, is undoubtedly the Third World's longest and bloodiest conflict in a half-century. As such, its lessons and implications extend beyond the geographical confines of the Middle East. Bringing together Israeli, American and European specialists from the fields of Middle East history, international relations, strategy and economics, this book offers the first comprehensive post bellum analysis of the impact and implications of the Iran-Iraq war. The book starts with an examination of the war's impact on the domestic and foreign affairs of the two belligerents, continues with a discussion of the political ramifications of the war in both the regional and the global spheres, and concludes by analysing the economic, military and strategic implications.


bibliography Iran Iraq Israel Middle East

Editors and affiliations

  • Efraim Karsh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Jaffee Center for Strategic StudiesIsrael
  2. 2.Tel-Aviv UniversityIsrael

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